Fernandina: To Enjoy The Gems Of Mother Nature
Fernandina, one of the Galapagos Islands, has become a huge tourist attraction in recent years and it’s not difficult to understand why. It’s cradled by natural beauty at its best and remains the largest pristine island in the archipelago. That in itself is a big temptation for tourists from all over the world coming here. But that’s not all; there are many secrets this place holds in its bosom and its surroundings are breathtaking to say the least. And since it remains a source for many activities that travellers enjoy, it holds a magical charm over them.
What does the Island have in store for travellers?
Also referred to by its English name, Narborough, this is the youngest of Islands in the area. So much so that the La Cumbra volcano last erupted only a couple of years ago. It is also the third largest in size in the archipelago and one of the major highlights of this place is that there are no non-native species that were introduced here. Thus it remains pristinely beautiful, holding its natural charm intact, which always hits the right spot with travellers.
The volcano has been known to erupt every few years and can reach up to heights of 1400 meters. It’s has the peculiar inverted soup bowl shape that’s also seen on Isabela volcanoes, not far from here. This volcano is responsible for the interesting landscape of the place, which clearly has its own inherent character. Little wonder than that travellers who love to make the most of gems of nature, visit this place ever so often.
Stunning wildlife remains one of the major highlights.
This place has managed to keep its natural habitat preserved to a great extent and has escaped unscathed from human influences so far. There are no introduced species, but there are many animals from land and marine iguanas, sea lions, hawks and tortoises, that add to the attraction. If you are a wildlife lover you are in for a special treat when you come here and spend your day bird watching to your heart’s fill. And there’s of course the Flightless Cormorant and spotting it will make your day.
There is no dearth of activities one can do here; from hiking to scuba diving and snorkelling. The area is known to be a whale sanctuary, so you can lookout for pilot whales or Bryde’s whales and bottle nose dolphins too.
Fernandina has many surprises for travellers who just don’t seem to have enough of it.