Attractions

Wildlife Reserve in Puerto Villamil

Pozo Villamil

Behind and to the west of the village is this lagoon, known for its marine iguanas and migrant birds, especially waders – more than 20 species have been reported here. A trail a little over 1km long begins just pas…
Historic Site in Puerto Villamil

Muro de las Lágrimas

Some 7km west of Puerto Villamil is the Muro de las Lágrimas (Wall of Tears), a 100m-long wall of lava rocks built by convicts under harsh and abusive conditions. The penal colony closed in 1959, but the wall stands…
Church in Puerto Villamil

Iglesia Cristo Salvador

Looming above the central square, this church boasts uniquely Galápagos iconography. Note the stained-glass windows of native wildlife (marine iguana, booby, penguin, flamingo), while the mural beside the altar show…
Lagoon in Puerto Villamil

Pozo Salinas

Around the corner from the main square, this small lagoon has a boardwalk along the edge, which makes a fine viewing spot for taking in the pink flamingos and stilts that sometimes feed here.