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Galapagos vacations, Floreana Island, Punta Cormorant

Punta Cormorant: At Punta Cormorant the black sandy beach twinkles with green olivine crystals (also called peridot). These crystals are evidence of a violent volcanic eruption. Access to the beach is a wet landing.

Here you can see sea lions and one of the probably best flamingo lagoons before you finally come onto a white beach, whose sand is as fine as talcum powder.

Formed by the erosion of coral skeletons, it is a nesting site for green sea turtles. A good chance to see rays, sea turtles and crabs. Around the lagoon it is also possible to see a variety of shore birds, pintails, stilts, and other wading birds, as well as numerous and unique species of plants.

A short walk inland and the trail comes to a brackish lagoon. This is home to one of the biggest populations of flamingos in the archipelago. Also present are pintail ducks and stilts. The trail crosses a narrow neck of land and comes to a white beach on the eastern side of the island. Ghost crabs inhabit the beach, and rays and turtles can be seen in the sea.

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