Description of Rabida Island
Rabida Island, also known as "Jervis Island", is a small island located south of Santiago Island and is famous for its red sand beaches and its diverse wildlife. It has an area of about 1.93 square miles and is covered by volcanic rocks and arid vegetation. The red sandy beaches of the island offer a striking contrast to the rocky cliffs and turquoise waters that surround the island. The island is home to a variety of seabirds, including blue-footed boobies, brown pelicans, frigate birds, gulls and terns. You can also see Galapagos land iguanas and sea lions on the island's beaches. You can also explore the island's interior, where you can see a variety of plants, including giant cacti, pepper bushes and aster shrubs. You can also hike the island's trails to explore the spectacular cliffs and rock formations. The crystal clear waters around the island are ideal for diving and snorkeling, offering views of a variety of tropical fish, sea turtles, rays, white tip sharks and schools of colorful fish. Rabida is also an important site for scientific research, with several conservation projects underway on the island, including the protection of flora and fauna.