Top Places to Visit in Galapagos – Bartolome

February 24, 2011 § Leave a comment

View of the Summit of Bartolome

The most photographed spot in the Galapagos Islands is our #9 choice for the best places to visit in Galapagos – Bartolome Island.

This small island located off the coast of Santiago is home to lazy sea lions, Galapagos Penguins and Galapagos Hawks.  The Pinnacle Rock is the most recognized part of the island.  On either side of the Pinnacle are beaches the closer beach offers snorkeling with sea turtles, sea lions and penguins while the far second beach is an interesting stroll where you can view Galapagos Hawks and white tip reef sharks and rays.

The highlight of a visit to Bartolome is a hike to the island’s summit for the spectacular vista of the Galapagos Islands.  During the hike visitors learn about the geological history of the islands viewing splatter cones, pioneer plants and the moonscape of Sullivan Bay just beyond.

Bartolome is one of the most visited islands in the Galapagos and can be reached visited during either a Galapagos Cruise or as a day trip from Santa Cruz.

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