Its name is equivalent to Saint James
in English; it is also known as San Salvador, after the first island
discovered by Columbus in the Caribbean Sea. This island has an area
of 585 km2 and a maximum altitude of 907 meters.
iguanas, sea lions,
fur seals, land and
sharks are found here.
The most interesting sites to visit are:
Buccaneer's Cove, Sullivan Bay,
Espumilla Beach and
or Puerto Egas.
Buccaneer's Cove: The beach is home
to a large number of sea lions. Originally the beach was a
place where ships were hauled ashore for careening (cleaning)
in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Sullivan Bay: There you can admire a large area of
fresh pahoehoe lava flows dating from an eruption in
A walk over this glazed black rock gives
the impression of the still-molten lava, as every ripple,
swirl, and bubble in its surface has been preserved.
Tiny fragile Mollugi plants
can be spotted growing out of fissures as they begin to
colonize the arid terrain.
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