South Plaza island, Galapagos Islands

South Plaza is a small island off the east coast of Santa Cruz in the Galapagos Islands. The island south plaza was formed by lava up streaming from the bottom of the ocean. Despite its small size it is home to a large number of species and it is famous for its extraordinary flora.

On the steep banks it is possible to see a great number of birds such as nesting Red-billed Tropicbirds and Swallow-tailed Gulls, but most of all, enjoying the beautiful view from atop the steep banks or strolling along the base of the cliff along the coastal path.

Other attractions include the beautiful prickly pear cactus trees, which turn red during the dry season, and of course the large colony of Galapagos land and marine iguanas.

Things to See and Do

* Bird watching
* Coastal trail
* Land Iguanas
* Snorkeling with Sea lions
* Blue footed Boobies

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – U.S. dollar2 (USD)
Language – Spanish
Population – 40,000 approx (Galapagos islands)
Land Area – 0.13 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 593

Port Location – There is a dry landing site at South Plaza island.

Transport Links – Flights to the Galapagos are relatively easy to arrange and depart from Quito and Guayaquil on a daily basis for the Isla Baltra airport, about two hours by public transport from Puerto Ayora, the main settlement of the Galapagos, on the central island of Santa Cruz.

South Plaza island can be accessed by boat from Santa Cruz island.