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Isabela Island

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Known also as Albemarle. This island was named in honor of Queen Isabel who sponsored the voyage of Columbus. With an area of 4.588 km2, it is the largest island of the Galapagos. Its highest point is Wolf Volcano with an altitude of 1,707 meters. The island's shape is the product of the merge of six large volcanoes into a single landmass.

In this island penguins, flightless cormorants, marine iguanas, boobies, pelicans and Sally lightfoot crabs abound. At the skirts and calderas of the volcanoes of Isabela. Land iguanas and Galapagos tortoises can be observed, as well as Darwin finches, Galapagos hawks, Galapagos doves and very interesting lowland vegetation.

Puerto Villamil, is located at the south-eastern tip of the island, this is considered the most beautiful spot in the islands. Visitors can enjoy the beauty of Isabela at one of the small hotels available here.
The tourist places of the Island Isabela are: Tagus Cove, Elizabeth Bay, Urbina Bay, Punta AlbemarleLas Tintoreras.

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