Visiting the Sierra Negra in the Galapagos is an excellent day hike on San Isabella Island. We had an early morning start and were worried that the day was going to be too hot to walk on this volcanic wasteland, but we were awarded a spectacular cloudy day. We couldn’t believe our luck. Our time in the Galapagos was spent in the water escaping from the hot rays of the sun. Anytime on land was spent looking for shade and relief from the equatorial heat.
As luck would have it, today’s hike over lava fields of the Sierra Negra and hot rocks was spent under ominous clouds keeping us safe from the sun. We were cool and comfortable as we hiked to this spectacular location. It also made for excellent photo opportunities bringing out the colours in the Sierra Negra’s crater that last erupted in 2005.
If you manage to go to the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador, be sure to make time to explore the land. Not only are there spectacular scenes like the Sierra Negra, but there is an entire community of people living on the islands. Most people never step foot off the boat except to hike on a few beaches and the main tourist island of San Sebastian, however, San Isabella Island is worth spending a few days on, besides the Sierra Negra, there are some great places to dine, excellent coffee and friendly people. Not to mention spectacular beaches.
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