Fernandina Island
 

 
  It is the westernmost island, the further west you travel in the archipelago the younger it gets in geological terms. Fernandina's volcano, La Cumbre, is the most active in the archipelago. As a consequence much of the island is formed of new lava with very little vegetation and there is only one visitor site.  
     
      Punta Espinoza  
     
 
The visitor site is reached by a dry landing which is surrounded by mangroves. The area of the site is mainly black lava and dark grey sand. The lava is host to many clumps of lava cactus and there are a number of tidal rock pools in which sea turtles can often be seen.
There is an extremely large colony of marine iguanas. On the shoreline are Sally Lightfoot crabs and sea-lions. Birds present include the flightless cormorant, pelicans, oystercatchers and blue herons and the yellow warbler.The visitor site is reached by a dry landing which is surrounded by mangroves. The area of the site is mainly black lava and dark grey sand. The lava is host to many clumps of lava cactus and there are a number of tidal rock pools in which sea turtles can often be seen.
There is an extremely large colony of marine iguanas. On the shoreline are Sally Lightfoot crabs and sea-lions. Birds present include the flightless cormorant, pelicans, oystercatchers and blue herons and the yellow warbler.