land iguana

Isla Santa Fe

I thought a lot about how I would like to portray my Galapagos trip on my blog. And although I shared quite a bit on Instagram I played around with many ideas about what/how to structure my blog posts. The main tool I would like to use to share my experiences is photography. Not a hard guess, but I really think photos are the gateway to making people want to travel to these sacred islands in Galapagos. That, and of course, give you some insider information !

Isla Santa Fe is simply magical for many reasons, one of which – you get to see the Galapagos hawks (when you are really lucky)!!!!

Galapagos hawk & prickly pear cactus

Expect to see: Galapagos hawks, land iguanas, a variety of finches, Galapagos mockingbirds, sea lions, marine turtles, frigatebirds, Galapagos doves and lava lizards.

The island is also home to a unique sub-species of land iguanas. Hiking towards the cliffs on Santa Fe will lead you to a forest of prickly pear cactus. Santa Fe is home to endemic land iguanas.


“In conclusion, it appears that nothing can be more improving to a young naturalist, than a journey in distant countries.” Charles Darwin

chilling with lots of sea lions


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