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LAS TINTORERAS Isabela Island 


Permitted Uses:    Interpretive and educational tours    Photography and filming

A panga is needed to reach the site. Access is easy and people can land during high or low tide. The approximate travel time from Puerto Villamil to The Tintoreras is 10 minutes. 

The islet Las Tintoreras is located south of Puerto Villamil. It has a small bay of completely calm turquoise waters, where you can appreciate sea lions, sea turtles, marine iguanas, rays, etc. The bay is connected to a crevice of crystal clear water, that's shallow and when the tide is low, the entrance closes. In this crevice, you can see how reef sharks swim along with other small fish and sea lions. 

Most of the trail is lava AA, except for a white sand beach and a black stone beach. At the first beach are colonies of sea lions, its also a nesting site for marine iguanas, during the nesting season.

In the first beach you can see some Nolana galapageia plants, a rare endemic plant in the area. What's more, Nolana is not common in Ecuador, since this species is typical of the coastal zone and belongs to a genus whose distribution is restricted to Chile and Peru. 

The second beach is entirely surrounded by mangroves, button mangrove (Conocarpus erecta) and white mangrove (Laguncularia racemosa). 

Throughout the trail you can see many marine iguanas in the rocks or under the mangroves. Las Tintoreras is one of the few places where the iguanas breed successfully because of the absence of non-native animals that could kill the youth. 

Special Indications

  • Various parts of Las Tintoreras are ideal for nesting marine iguanas, so during the nesting season be very careful with the nests.

  •  Reef sharks have nocturnal feeding habits; certain animals during the day remain inside the crevice and marine ponds to rest. For this reason you are not allowed to swim in this place. Another reason is that disrupting the colonies of sea lions could alter their natural behavior.


 








LOCATION

Escalera
La Playa
Daphne Major Isl.
Gardner Bay
Punta Suárez
Punta Espinoza
Asilo de la Paz
Cerro Alieri
La Lobería
Mirador de la Baronesa
Post Office
Punta Cormorant
Darwin Bay
El Barranco
Urbina Bay
Calera
Caleta Tagus
"ARNALDO TUPIZA" Breeding Center
The Wetlands
Concha de Perla
Cueva de Sucre
Las Tintoreras
Sulfur mines

ISLAND

Bartolomé Island
Bartolomé Island
Daphne Major Isl.
Española Island
Española Island
Fernandina Island
Floreana Island
Floreana Island
Floreana Island
Floreana Island
Floreana Island
Floreana Island
Genovesa Island
Genovesa Island
Isabela Island
Isabela Island
Isabela Island
Isabela Island
Isabela Island
Isabela Island
Isabela Island
Isabela Island
Isabela Island

 

Mirador del Mango
Playa Tortuga Negra
Punta Albemarle
Punta Moreno
Volcán Alcedo
V. Sierra Negra/V.Chico
Plazas Sur
Rábida
Interpretation Center
Cerro Brujo
Cerro Tijeretas
Galap. Cerro Colorado
Galapaguera Natural
Lobos Island
Jardín de las Opuntias
La Lobería
"El Junco" Lagoon
Manglecito
Playa Baquerizo
Playa Ochoa
Puerto Chino
Puerto Grande
Punta Carola

 

Isabela Island
Isabela Island
Isabela Island
Isabela Island
Isabela Island
Isabela Island
South Plaza Isl.
Rábida Island
San Cristóbal Isl.
San Cristóbal Isl.
San Cristóbal Isl.
San Cristóbal Isl.
San Cristóbal Isl.
San Cristóbal Isl.
San Cristóbal Isl.
San Cristóbal Isl.
San Cristóbal Isl.
San Cristóbal Isl.
San Cristóbal Isl.
San Cristóbal Isl.
San Cristóbal Isl.
San Cristóbal Isl.
San Cristóbal Isl.

 

Punta Pitt
Ballena Bay
Tortuga Bay
Fausto Llerena Breeding Cent.
M. Cifuentes Visitor Center
Cerro Dragón
El Garrapatero
El Mirador de los Túneles
Las Grietas
/ Los Gemelos
Playa de la Estación
Playa Las Bachas
Playa de Los Perros
Puntudo/Cerro Crocker
El Chato reserve
Santa Fe
Sullivan Bay
Salt mines
Playa Espumilla
Puerto Egas
North Seymour
Mosquera
Sombrero Chino

 

San Cristóbal Isl.
Santa Cruz Isl.
Santa Cruz Isl.
Santa Cruz Island
Santa Cruz Island
Santa Cruz Isl.
Santa Cruz Isl.
Santa Cruz Isl.
Santa Cruz Isl.
Santa Cruz Isl.
Santa Cruz Isl.
Santa Cruz Isl.
Santa Cruz Isl.
Santa Cruz Isl.
Santa Cruz Isl.
Santa Fe Island
Santiago Island
Santiago Island
Santiago Island
Santiago Island
N. Seymour Isl.
Mosquera Island
Sombero Chino Isl.

LOCATION

Bartolomé Punta
Daphne Minor
El Arco
El Arenal
Bajo Gardner
Gardner Island
Islote Osborn
Punta Suárez
Cabo Douglas
Cabo Hammond
Punta Espinoza
Punta Mangle
Corona del Diablo
Caldwell Island
Islote Champion
Islote Enderby
Islote Gardner
Islote Watson
Darwin Bay
Elizabeth Bay
Cabo Marshall
Cabo Rosas
Caleta Shimpth
Tagus Cove
Cowley Island
Tortuga Island
Tortuga Oeste Islet

ISLAND

Bartolomé Island
Daphne Minor Isl.
Darwin Island
Darwin Island
Española Island
Española Island
Española Island
Española Island
Fernandina Island
Fernandina Island
Fernandina Island
Fernandina Island
Floreana Island
Floreana Island
Floreana Island
Floreana Island
Floreana Island
Floreana Island
Genovesa Island
Isabela Island
Isabela Island
Isabela Island
Isabela Island
Isabela Island
Isabela Island
Isabela Island
Isabela Island

 

La Viuda
Punta Alfaro
Punta García
Punta Vicente Roca
Roca Blanca
Roca Cuatro Hermanos
Roca Redonda
Roca Unión
Playa Negra
Punta Espejo
Punta Mejía
Punta Montalvo
Islote Mosquera
Cabo Chalmers
Cabo Ibbetson
Puerto Posada
Punta Nerus
Islote Dumb
Islote Onan
Roca Sin Nombre
Plazas Sur
Rábida Island
Cerro Tijeretas
Lobos Island
Five Fingers Islet
Islote Punta Pitt

 

Isabela Island
Isabela Island
Isabela Island
Isabela Island
Isabela Island
Isabela Island
Isabela Island
Isabela Island
Marchena Island
Marchena Island
Marchena Island
Marchena Island
Marchena Island
Pinta Island
Pinta Island
Pinta Island
Pinta Island
Pinzón Island
Pinzón Island
Pinzón Island
Plazas Island
Rábida Island
San Cristóbal Isl.
San Cristóbal Isl.
San Cristóbal Isl.
San Cristóbal Isl.

 

León Dormido
Roca Ballena
Roca Este
Caleta Tortuga Negra
Guy Fawkes Sur
Edén Island
Islote Camaño
Las Palmitas
Punta Carrión
Punta Estrada
Rocas Gordon
Fondeadero
Punta El Miedo
James Bay
Caleta Bucanero
Islote Albany
Roca Cousins
Roca Don Ferdi
Rocas Bainbridge
Rocas Beagle
Canal Seymour
Zona Nor-Este
El Derrumbe
Islote La Ventana
La Banana
Punta Shark Bay

 

San Cristóbal Isl.
San Cristóbal Isl.
San Cristóbal Isl.
Santa Cruz Island
Santa Cruz Island
Santa Cruz Island
Santa Cruz Island
Santa Cruz Island
Santa Cruz Island
Santa Cruz Island
Santa Cruz Island
Santa Fe Island
Santa Fe Island
Santiago Island
Santiago Island
Santiago Island
Santiago Island
Santiago Island
Santiago Island
Santiago Island
North Seymour Isl.
North Seymour Isl.
Wolf Island
Wolf Island
Wolf Island
Wolf Island




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