Welcome to Isla Santa Fé (Barrington)
This 24-sq-km island, about 20km southeast of Santa Cruz, is a popular destination for day trips. There is a good anchorage in an attractive bay on the northeast coast, and a wet landing gives the visitor a choice of two trails. A 300m trail takes you to one of the tallest stands of opuntia cacti on the islands, some over 10m high. A somewhat more strenuous 1.5km rough trail goes into the highlands, where the Santa Fé land iguana (found nowhere else in the world) may be seen, if you’re lucky. Other attractions include a sea-lion colony, excellent snorkeling, marine iguanas and, of course, birds.