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travel42 Port Guide: Santiago

Santiago travel42 Port of Call Guide

Also known as San Salvador or James, Santiago is the fifth largest and one of the most visited of the Galapagos Islands. It's uninhabited now, although there was a failed attempt at colonizing it in the 1930s. There are three visitor sites, and the two on the western coast of the island are Puerto Egas and Playa Espumilla.

Puerto Egas, on James Bay, offers a black-sand landing beach with impressive, wind-carved tuff-stone layers. The relatively flat, black-lava shoreline is broken up by pool...

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