"Better known as Floreana" Isla Santa María by kathymof
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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.
Floreana like other islands in the Galapagos, has its share of Lava Lizards. They are fun to watch. more travel advice
Enjoy the colorful Sally Lightfoot Crabs that are all over the rocks at Sand Flour Beach. They are black and match the... more travel advice
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