Marchena Island, Galápagos
The least visited Island
Information about Marchena
Marchena is the largest of the so-called northern islands here in Galápagos. Despite most of the current volcanic activity being concentrated to the western islands Isabela and Fernandina, Marchena suffered a volcanic eruption in 1991 - the first for over a century.
Interesting facts about Marchena
Marchena has excellent dive sites off her coast, with a good range of species
In 1934, the mummified body of one of the Floreana Baroness's lovers was found on a beach here!
An invasive species, the Little Fire Ant, has been subject to control measures since 1988
Marchena has its own endemic species of Lava Lizard
Pictures of Marchena
Animals in Marchena
Our trips to Marchena