The Galapagos is a unique group of islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, and Española is considered one of the jewels of the crown.
We started our activities at one of the most pristine beaches in the Galapagos, a beach with white sand that is as fine as flour. It is so comfortable to walk here no matter the time of the day. We enjoyed time on the beach and a large colony of sea lions. We learned how to use our snorkeling gear properly, and we look forward to incredible snorkeling throughout the rest of the week. The waters are transparent, and the skies are clear. This is an incredible place to go for a swim in the ocean.
In the afternoon, we took a very demanding walk across boulders. Our reward was the opportunity to observe the wildlife found in this place. We observed baby sea lions and their mothers and a large colony of Nazca boobies with chicks. Lava lizards scurried around our feet. The marine iguanas were the highlight of the day. They are at the peak of their nesting season, and countless females were very busy looking for the perfect spot to dig their burrows. Soon, they will be laying eggs.
The day was capped off with wonderful views of the sun going down. The colors were beautiful.