Galapagos Islands Plaza Islands
There’s a cactus forest populated by land iguanas and vegetation which changes colour from green in the rainy season to orange in the dry. Go hiking, birdwatching, swimming and snorkelling.
These are two tiny islands formed by lava streaming up from the sea-bed, home to a large number of species. They are famous for a cactus forest populated by land iguanas and for the extraordinary ground vegetation which changes its colour from intense green in the rainy season to orange and purple in the dry season. There’s a beautiful view from atop the steep banks and you can stroll along the base of the cliff. Hiking, birdwatching, swimming and snorkelling are all good here.
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