Description of Chinese Hat island
Sombrero Chino Island, also known as Chinese Hat, is a small volcanic island located around 54 miles northwest of Santa Cruz Island. Despite its small size, the island offers a wide variety of spectacular scenery. It takes its name from its characteristic shape, which resembles a traditional Chinese hat. It is a relatively young volcanic island, with impressive rock formations resulting from past volcanic activity. Solidified lava flows, lava tunnels and craters can be observed, making it an interesting site for the study of volcanic geology. Although Sombrero Chino is a small island, it is home to a rich biodiversity. The white sandy beaches are home to colonies of sea lions, as well as marine iguanas basking in the sun. In the surrounding waters, you can encounter sea turtles, sharks, rays and a wide variety of colorful tropical fish. The island offers hiking opportunities along well-defined trails. You can explore volcanic landscapes, admire stunning rock formations and enjoy panoramic ocean views. Visitors can also access a small crater, offering a unique view of the volcano's interior. The waters surrounding Sombrero Chino Island are ideal for scuba diving and snorkeling. The coral reefs teem with colorful marine life, with tropical fish, starfish, sea turtles and many other species. Visitors can also explore the submerged lava tunnels, which offer fascinating scenery and are home to unique marine fauna.