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Fernandina Island

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The name was given in honor of King Fernando of Spain, who sponsored the voyage of Columbus. Fernandina has an area of 642 km2 and a maximum altitude of 1,494 meters. This is the youngest and westernmost island of the Archipelago.

The famous Flightless Cormorant inhabits this island and also Penguins, Pelicans and Sea Lions are abundant, a variety of herons, yellow warblers,  frigates, petrels, shearwaters and the large population of marine iguanas.

Different types of lava flows can be compared and the Mangrove Forests can be observed.

La Cumbre volcano on Fernandina Island is the most active volcano on the Galapagos, erupting most recently in 1995.

Its vegetation, typical of the arid zone, is concentrated in “kipukas” (small areas left untouched by recent lava).

It also provides a broad variety of wildlife and volcanic features.

Here you can visit Punta Espinosa.

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