Welcome to Isla Sombrero Chino
This tiny island, just off the southeastern tip of Isla Santiago, is less than a quarter of 1 sq km in size and is a fairly recent volcanic cone. The accuracy of its descriptive name, translated as ‘Chinese Hat,’ is best appreciated from the north. There is a small sea-lion cove on the northern shore, where you can anchor and land at the visitor site. Opposite Sombrero Chino, on the rocky shoreline of nearby Isla Santiago, penguins are often seen.
A 400m trail goes around the cove, where there are snorkeling and swimming opportunities, and through a sea-lion colony. Marine iguanas scurry everywhere.