Bartolomé Island Galapagos

Brief Description:

Probably one of the most recognized and photographed islands in the Galapagos Archipelago, Bartolomé Island is not undeserved of its popularity. Then iconic site is home to the Pinnacle Rock (featured on the pic), a volcanic cone formed by magma from an underwater volcano, forming this huge rock made up of many thin layers of basalt.

Area: 1.2 km2 or 0.5 mi2
Maximum Altitude: 114 m or 375 ft
Human Population: 0
Difficulty Level: Moderate – Hard (volcano hike)

Wildlife to see: Bartolomé’s varied wildlife and nature makes it an exciting visiting spot for both land travelers and divers. Spotted wildlife include penguins, sea turtles, sharks, and rays. Red-lipped Batfish are found in the deeper sandy areas. Both swimming and diving are not allowed in front of the southern beach.