Rabida, Galapagos Islands
Rabida island is one of the Galapagos islands, located in the eastern Pacific Ocean. It is known for its red sand beaches and landscape studded with small volcanic craters along sharp slopes and cliffs. A saltwater lagoon is inhabited by flamingos and pelicans can be seen nesting behind the beach.
Visitors to Rabida can take a 15-20 minute walk to a cliff overhang with fantastic views of the ocean, lagoon and red cliffs. There is also excellent snorkeling opportunities where sharks and manta rays are often seen.
Things to See and Do
* Bird watching
* Walk to cliff overhang
* Marine Iguanas
* Sea lions
* Pelicans & flamingos
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – U.S. dollar2 (USD)
Language – Spanish
Population – 40,000 approx (Galapagos islands)
Land Area – 5 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 593
Port Location – There is a wet landing site at Rabida 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.
Rabida island can be accessed by boat from Santiago island.