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The Wetlands

The Wetlands

A haven for wildlife just outside town

Information about The Wetlands




The Wetlands is the name given to the area of lagoons and mangrove swamps just along the coast from Villamil on Isabela Island. This is a popular excursion as it is just a short walk from town on good paths and boardwalks.

This is an important habitat, and is one of the only places where you can see all 4 of the native Galápagos Mangrove species. These mangroves are hugely important, not only for the wildlife they contain, but also for their help in preserving the coastline and resisting the eroding action of waves.

There are a large number of bird species that make their home in the Wetlands, and if you are a birdwatcher this is an excursion you will want to make sure is on your schedule. Speak to one of our Galápagos experts to help select the best itinerary for a visit to the Isabela Wetlands.

Interesting facts about The Wetlands

All 4 native Galápagos Mangroves

Extensive bird life

Wonderful walking trails through the wetlands

Pictures of The Wetlands

The Wetlands
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Possible Activities in The Wetlands



Highlights Close to The Wetlands

Animals in The Wetlands

Our trips to The Wetlands

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