Urbina Bay & Tagus Cove, Isabela Island

May 02, 2018 - National Geographic Islander


Today we visited two amazing areas of Isabela Island: Urbina Bay and Tagus Cove. In the morning, we explored Urbina Bay, where we had a great time observing land iguanas and giant tortoises in their natural habitat. These wonderful trails also gave us the chance to observe some fascinating flowers and enjoy the songs of various species of finches. Later on, some of our guests had a great time swimming in the ocean while enjoying a great view of Alcedo Volcano, one of the six coalescing shield volcanoes that make up Isabela. After lunch, we had many options for exploring Tagus Cove, including snorkeling, kayaking, paddle-boarding, and hiking. We spotted Galápagos penguins, flightless cormorants, and the rare Galápagos martin, among many others. Another wonderful day in the magical western area of the Galápagos Archipelago. 

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José Guerrero

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

José Guerrero Vela is an Ecuadorian permanent resident of the Galapagos. His mother was born in the islands and his grandfather was one of the first generation of teachers in the Galapagos, which has always inspired him to promote education as the main path to protect the archipelago.

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