The word BEST can aptly be defined as:
adj. Superlative of good.
1. Surpassing all others in excellence or quality;
2. Most desirable;
THE ISLANDS ….
Why? This southern island is home to the most diverse & unique array of wildlife found in a concentrated area, and one of the most scenic panoramas to compliment.
Heading up the list comes the Waved Albatross [unique to island] (only found on Punta Suarez), but are only found here between April and December (they are not seen between January and March). Following up the list are the Blue-footed & Nazca Boobies, Sea lions, Sea turtles, Marine iguanas [unique species to island], Mockingbirds [unique to island], Lava lizards [unique to island], Galapagos hawk, Finches (Cactus & Warbler), Sally Lightfoot crabs & shore birds (i.e., Oystercatchers, red-billed tropic birds, Storm petrels, Audubon shearwaters etc).
Punta Suarez, the western-most point on the island, is an exquisite site – dramatic cliff scenery and the famous ‘blowhole’.
On the eastern side you find Gardner Bay – one of the longest beaches (2km) in Galapagos, with its dazzling white coral sand (sunglasses & a hat are a must to enjoy this spot). Here you can enjoy other such creatures as Galapagos martins, wading birds like Sanderlings & Waddling tattlers. Activities include hiking, snorkeling & swimming.