Today was our first full day in the Galapagos. Our first visit was at Gardner Beach, a beautiful white sand beach that is home to a small colony of sea lions. We also explored the underwater world of the Galapagos Islands with our first snorkeling outing.
In the afternoon, we visited Punta Suarez, still on Espanola Island. This site is home to different species of sea birds that form colonies to raise their babies. As we walked along the trail, we encountered blue-footed and Nazca boobies right next to us, as well as Galapagos hawks nesting, and marine iguanas and lava lizards warming up under the last rays of sun. Our first full day in the Galapagos ended with a breathtaking sunset!