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Las Tintoreras is a chain of islets off the coast of Isabela island that is characterized by dark lava formations and has created a unique habitat for a variety of wildlife. It is, therefore, a fantastic site for water activities such as a panga ride, snorkeling, kayaking, or paddleboarding, and visitors are often treated to close-up sightings of turtles, sharks, penguins, and sea lions. The Sierra Negra is one of the most active volcanoes in the Galapagos and has the second largest caldera in the world. As you walk up to the top of the caldera, you will encounter forests of guava trees, and on a clear day, you will be treated to spectacular views of the other five volcanoes on the island.
The Arnaldo Tupiza Breeding Center, where two species of giant tortoise are bred to increase the population of these incredible animals, plays an essential role in protecting the future of the Galapagos. As you walk around the center, you can enjoy the beautiful gardens that boast a wide variety of native plants. Just outside Puerto Villamil, you can also take a walk around the Isabela wetlands, comprised of lagoons, swamps, and mangroves, which have become a paradise for migratory birds such as stilts and flamingos.