Galapagos Travel: The Attractions Of Bartolomé Island


Galapagos-islands_2332103bLocated about a few miles away from the mainland Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands make up a completely different world that one would love to visit. Have you ever imagined a place where you would play along with penguins and sea lion cubs or even see marine iguanas swimming alongside you? A Galapagos Island Tour will take you through all of this. You will not miss a single opportunity to experience the mists of nature. The islands are all covered with amazing natural occurrences, in the form of landscapes, the waters, the flora and the fauna and many more.

One of the most attractive islands among this group of islands is the Bartolomé Island. Named after Lt. David Bartholomew, of the British navy, this island is located towards the east of the Santiago Island. The island is said to be the most visited site among all the other islands in the group and offers a wonderful treat for bird-watchers as the Galapagos Penguins, Galapagos Hawks and the Herons are found here. The island offers two special sites that you can visit. It is the high altitude where you can reach to have a look at the land and sea deep down and the other is the beautiful beaches where you can enjoy snorkeling and swimming.

snorkeling-adventure-big-2The Pinnacle Rock along the beach on the Bartolomé Island is quite famous and is recorded to be the most photographed destinations among all the sites present in the archipelago. It is said that years ago an underwater volcano erupted and caused the lava to spread in the sea water. This caused it to explode and thus gather together to form a huge cone shaped rock. The island is a home to many such formations that make it look like the surface of the moon.

2101717489_57394f175d_z The Pinnacle Rock is located prominently close to the sea and has two beaches, one to the north and the other to the south. Both these beaches are half moon shaped. The beach on the north of the Pinnacle rock is a beautiful place where you can go snorkeling and swimming in the water along with Galapagos Penguins, fishes and sea lions. Whereas the southern beach is a home to larger animals such as the white tipped sharks, the black tipped sharks and the spotted eagle rays.

The Bartolomé Islands like the others in the entire archipelago are a home to many different kinds of plants too. The plants such as tequila and the cacti are found in abundance over these islands. One can not only enjoy the presence of different plants and the animals found here, the Island, as mentioned above, is a beautiful place for photography.

5377676417_054b443f87_zAnother thing that makes this island special is that the Galapagos Penguins, known as the second smallest species of Penguins found across the world are known to have a small colony behind the Pinnacle Rocks on this island. It is thus found to be a special place where not only animals prefer to stay, but people would love to visit.

Like many other islands, this too has a lot to offer. If you are ever planning to travel to the Galapagos Islands, you cannot miss an opportunity to drop in here. The crescent beaches alongside the Pinnacle rock and the be4autiful wildlife that will keep your mind refreshed make this island worth a visit. Make sure you click a lot of photographs that will help you relive your memories of being there. It is indeed a beautiful place where one can surely make it to.

Being a part of the most beautiful and the most desired holiday destinations, the Bartolomé Islands has made its way to be among the best sites present here. There are a number of environmentalists and authors who have already stated that this can be one of the most beautiful sites in all of the Galapagos Islands. What are you waiting for? The island has everything that you are looking out for? Go ahead and book a tour now!

 

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