Ecuador // The Galápagos Islands //

Southern islands: Floreana and Española

Floreana and Española are regularly visited islands in the south of the archipelago, and also among its oldest, weather-beaten and eroded over several million years. Floreana, one of the first islands ever to have human settlers – all unsuccessful until the famous Wittmer family of the 1930s – is known for its interesting history, while Española is a favourite for its sea-bird colonies, especially the endemic waved albatross.

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