BARTOLOME ISLAND

It is one of the most photographed landmarks in the archipelago. The island is home to a small population of Galapagos penguins, the only species that nest entirely in the tropics and perhaps the only species in the world you will be able to swim with in the wild.

The Summit: panoramic views, lunar-like landscape.
There is a trail that goes up to the summit, during the walking you´ll see volcanic tuff cones, spatter cones, small lava tubes and pahoehoe lava flows in interesting formations. This is a surreal lunarlike landscape with pioneer plants such as scalesia, lava cactus, grey mat plant, Chamaesyceae, and small lava lizards well camouflaged on the rocks and sand.

The Beach
Beautiful, soft, warm, golden colored sand in the picturesque cove next to Pinnacle Rock.

Pinnacle Rock
it is fun to swim in and out of the rocks. Performers may include large, bright colored parrotfish, streamer hogfish, wrasse, damselfish, schools of surgeonfish and green sea urchins. A white tipped reef shark, could even cruise by you nonchalantly, or you might see one resting on the sand bottom. Galapagos penguins leave the shoreline to hunt for schools of baitfish that swarm beneath the surface.