Isabela Island in Galápagos is a fantastic place to visit. It´s the largest island of the archipelago and is also known as the Island of Volcanoes. Is formed by six volcanoes, five are still active, capturing the interest of scientists, geologists and tourists.
Puerto Villamil, Isabela´s Island town, has a total population of 2200 people. Its resources of fresh water are very limited; however, towards the south of Sierra Negra and Sierra Azul vocanoes it´s found endemic vegetation creating an ideal area for livestock. All agricultural production is for local consumption only.
Geologically, this Island is formed by six volcanoes; five of them are still active, Ecuador, Wolf, Darwin, Alcedo, Sierra Negra y Cerro Azul. Sierra Negra Volcano, the closer to Puerto Villamil has the largest crater in the world, 10 km of diameter. By being the largest island holds about 60% of flora and fauna found around the Galapagos Islands. Tourists and visitors may encounter 5 different species of giant tortoises, flamingos, Galápagos penguins, marine iguanas, sea lions, and white tipped sharks. Its unique diversity allows admiring white sand beaches, salty lagoons, mangroves, and from the top of Sierra Negra volcanoe the most amazing view among some fumaroles.
For those who are looking to experience island life, Iguana Crossing Boutique Hotel in Isabela , Galapagos, is the best option. It is one of the least populated places in the Galapagos Islands and Isabela Island has all of the Galapagos nature in its grand splendor. In Isabela, time literally stops and you can experience a total relaxation of your mind, body and spirit.