Española Island, one of the oldest islands of the archipelago, appears in the distance as the Galapagos cruise Santa Cruz II sails closer to it. From the moment we reach the little pier and start walking onto land, we are greeted by sea lions and marine iguanas. Seeing these prehistoric sea lizards is like travelling into the past. The trail leads us into the island’s arid forest, where we find the marvelous waved albatross, the only of those majestic Galapagos birds that lives in the tropics. They seem very curious to find out who or what we are; they stare at us with their funny faces for a few seconds.
This island is a great nesting site for the albatross and many sea birds, a paradise for wildlife.