Rabida Island
Rabida Island
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fizzy1991
Nashville, TN5,747 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
The red beach is an interesting feature to this island and I was looking forward to the snorkeling but didn't see as much. There were a couple of sea lions that seemed to want to "play" though, which was nice but they got bored of us very quickly. Other islands have more "wild life" also.
Written December 4, 2018
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SFO45
Virginia766 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
Rabida doesn't have any animals other than birds, lizards, and insects, so it is unusual among the Galapagos Islands. What you see here are the flora. The cactus here do not grow spines because there are no predators they need protection from. We walked to the summit of a hill overlooking the ocean and could see the Santa Cruz II at anchor.
Written July 3, 2018
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Jim R
Calgary, Canada302 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
Lots of beaches are advertised as red sand beaches but few are this red. We were brought to Rabida Island by the nature guides from" the Letty" a yacht operated by Ecoventura. On our ride to Rabida we encountered huge Manta Rays leaping out of the water close by. On the beach were many sea lions just lying about. There were green shrubs lining the back of the beach which contrasted nicely with the vivid red of the beach. Aside from the sea lions there were also pelicans but not much other wildlife on land. We did some snorkelling and saw sharks and rays as well as a very tiny sea horse that was pointed out by our great guides. We also went on a bit of a walk up a hill to a view point where we got a view of the beach and the lagoon behind it and lava flows/fields on a much bigger island across the water. We also got views of cacti and dormant trees spread across Rabida Island. We went for a panga ride along the shore for a view of the red cliffs with cacti on top and sides. We enjoyed this outing even if there were not the numbers and variety of wildlife as other islands and like the other islands we visited the water was too murky for good underwater photos.
Written November 30, 2017
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pioneertraveller
Australia3,211 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Friends
Quite a interesting place, very different from other islands, not much wildlife compare to other islands. The beach has red sand which itself is unique. Manage to see the pink flamingo in a crater which the boat inch towards the rim.
Written January 28, 2017
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pfefmeister
San Francisco, CA3,034 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
This island was different than the others in that it was barren of wildlife, and instead, populated heavily with cactus-like vexation. I guess the draw here is the lagoon, where, if you are lucky, you can spot pink flamingos. We saw six - not too exciting. For me, walking the trail and seeing the vegetation contrasted against the red volcanic rock was the highlight.
Written February 3, 2020
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Steve N
New Hartford, CT145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Beautiful island with flamingos in brackish ponds, incredible red sand beaches and gorgeous views of Darwin Lake. Remnants of old volcanoes are evident in this centrally located (amongst all the islands).
Written January 22, 2020
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Christina G
Ringwood, UK713 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
We visited here via our expedition cruise. The scenery approaching was stunning. We went on a hike with a guide and were able to see the cactus, fauna, finches, mockingbirds. It is not a challenging walk but recommend good foot wear. The highlight of our visit was seeing flamingo’s which our guide advised is very rare to see. The walk takes about an hour and you can swim and snorkel from the beach afterwards.
Written March 12, 2019
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Hanna P
66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
We went to this island as part of our 8 day cruise on Daphne. I didn't hear about the island before the trip but we really enjoyed being there. The red sand is beautiful and the hike has a great view.
Written June 1, 2018
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alaskantravelnut
Anchorage644 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
This island has a distinctive and very picturesque red sand beach. We did a short loop hike that provided very nice seascape vistas although not a lot of wildlife. Snorkeling along the cliff, we saw a variety and multitude of fish and encountered good visibility conditions. We also saw a white tip shark and we swam with a few sea lions. It was a very nice couple of hours.
Written February 12, 2018
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Andrew S
Mission, TX316 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
Departing our zodiac we stepped out a red fine gravel beach. We removed our water shoes and dried our feet before placing our shoes back on. Walk along the beach with pelicans and blue footed boobies. Walked along the trail and spotted lava lizards Galapagos dove. Many other species of birds were also seen. Bring water, it can be hot.
Written June 19, 2017
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