Moreno Point, Galapagos

An eerie landscape of lava fields and lagoons

Moreno Point, Galapagos
  • Fauna abundance

  • Striking vistas

  • Difficulty

  • Snorkeling Quality


Moreno Point (known locally as Punta Moreno) is a short journey from Elizabeth Bay on the west coast of Isabela Island. You will take a panga ride which will give you great views of the striking rocky shoreline before you make your landing.

Here you will see the eerie site of a huge lava field leading up to the distant Cero Azul volcano. Hiking through this alien landscape you will come across several tidal lagoons, pools and mangroves - all of which provide an oasis for a range of wildlife, particularly bird species.  In the larger tidal pools you may see green turtles or sharks, the clear waters giving you a unique opportunity to view them from on land!

On your journey back to the boats from your 1.2 mile hike you're likely to see Galapagos Penguins on the rocky shores as well a range of birds including herons and Galapagos Flamingos. This is a favorite excursion as it combines the opportunity to see coastal species with a hike through stunning landscapes.

Photos of Moreno Point

Highlights at Moreno Point

  • Lava landscapes with lagoons and mangroves
  • Many bird species

Possible Activities

panga ride, hiking

Map of Moreno Point

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