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Santiago is a dry and arid island. The beaches are black and there are good snorkelling opportunities around the coral reefs. There are many Land Iguanas as well as sea lions and Sally Lightfoot Crabs. Santiago is also the only island to have Fur Seals.

Bartolomé is situated close to the island of Santiago. After landing on Bartolomé follow a well-made path to the summit of the island. The views from the top are fantastic! The water in the bay below is great for snorkelling and Galápagos Penguins are often seen here. Walk to the bay on the opposite side and you may see sharks close to the water’s edge.