Santiago Island

Mar 08, 2018 - National Geographic Islander

Today we woke up early in the morning and before breakfast, we developed several activities at the same time, while one group went kayaking along the shoreline of “Buccaneers Cove”, others went ashore to walk along the beach and inland to check on an old pirate’s trail.

Later on, we went snorkeling and saw wonderful fish, a couple of sharks, and a manta ray.

After lunch, we spend time on a black sand beach, and afterwards we had the chance to walk along the shores of Santiago Island and enjoyed the rest of the day looking after sea lions, shore birds an oystercatcher’s family and ended at the wonderful “grottos” which are beautiful lava formations.

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Lenin Villacis


Lenin was born in the capital city of Quito, where he grew up surrounded by the mountains and volcanoes of the Andean region of Ecuador. At age 17, he received a scholarship to study in Mexico, and a few years later traveled to the U.S. and finished college with a degree in Earth sciences. In 1994 he returned to Ecuador to undergo a training course to become a naturalist guide for his incredibly rich and biodiverse home country, and started working in the Amazon rain forest of Ecuador. 

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