Early in the morning we visited the small Island of South Plaza. After a dry landing on a small pier, we were surrounded by young Galapagos sea lions, as the colony of this mammal is very dense here. The amazing and unique landscape of Plaza is surrounded by cliffs, where colonies of different marine birds can be observed, like swallow-tailed gulls, Nazca boobies, and great frigate birds. The fantastic Galapagos land iguana was resting beside our trail below some prickly pear cactus.

We spent the afternoon on the marvelous Santa Fe Island. Located in the center of the archipelago, it offered us different activities inland and inside a very calm cove for kayaking and snorkeling. The adventure of walking over a rocky terrain is accentuated by the presence of the unique Santa Fe land iguana that, at this time of the afternoon, is usually absorbing the last heat of the day and getting ready to spend their night inside their burrows where they sleep.