"Better known as Floreana" Isla Santa María by kathymof

Isla Santa María Travel Guide: 33 reviews and 210 photos

Wonderful Wildlife Sightings & Unusual Postoffice

The name of this island has changed several times throughout recent history and its most common name today is Floreana. It is a great place to go to see stingrays, flamingos including their nests, waders and turtle nests. The beach you land on for the wildlife hike is green because of the presence of olivine, a volcanic glass. The path branches shortly after you begin and you can loop down toward the flamingo lagoon or go higher and continue toward San Flour Beach. It is at Sand Flour Beach that you are able to see stingrays,turtle nests and hundreds of immature Sally Lightfoot crabs. It is named San Flour Beach because the sand is of a very fine consistency.

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  • Last visit to Isla Santa María: Jul 2008
  • Intro Updated Aug 18, 2008
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  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Oct 18, 2010 at 9:42 AM

    I like the tradition of the Post Office Bay! And nice photos of the wildlife!

  • Dester's Profile Photo
    Dec 17, 2009 at 9:14 AM

    Very cool Photos and tips. The post office is just about the neatest tip I can remember reading on vt.

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Dec 10, 2008 at 1:35 AM

    Great wildlife tips and photos, and I too love the Post Office idea - will definitely check it out!

  • AlbuqRay's Profile Photo
    Aug 23, 2008 at 8:27 AM

    Loved the Post Office tip. What a great tradition. Those Sally Lightfoot crabs are impressive. Wonder how they got their name.


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