Mosquera Islet, Galapagos

A beautiful white sand beach, full of sea lions

Mosquera Islet, Galapagos
  • Fauna abundance

  • Striking vistas

  • Beach quality

  • Difficulty

  • Snorkeling Quality


Mosquera Islet, like may similar islets in the Galapagos, was formed by a volcanic uprising. Over the centuries it also attracted corals, and along with the rocks that form the islet this helped to capture the sand from the currents that flow between Baltra Island and North Seymour Island.

Mosquera is home to one of the largest populations of Galapagos Sea Lions on the archipelago, and you will be able to watch their playful antics and admire their sense of relaxation as they sunbathe on the beach.

There have been occasional sightings of Orca (Killer Whales) in the waters off Mosquera Island, probably attracted by the large number of Galapagos Sea Lions on which they prey.

Photos of Mosquera Islet

Highlights at Mosquera Islet

  • Playful Galapagos Sea Lions

Possible Activities

Snorkeling, Panga Ride, SCUBA diving

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