Isabela Island Wetlands Complex

Isabela Island Wetlands Complex

Isabela Island Wetlands Complex
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Brendan S
Arlington, VA1,690 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
I visited the Wetlands Complex to see the most famous part of it - the Wall of Tears at the end of the Complex. But I discovered that there were several other points of interest to this delightfully uncrowded park. The Wetlands consists of a main road with several spur trails, many of them very short. It's about 4 miles from Puerto Villamil to the Wall of Tears. Bicycle is a good way to get here, but it's a challenging short ride through sand and then steeply uphill on uneven roads. There were multiple giant tortoises traversing the road, too. The Wall itself is an interesting memorial and there is another steep climb to an overlook offering panoramic views of the Island. The stops along the way include a lava tunnel and a mangrove swamp leading to a "hidden" beach. There were very few people in the Wetlands to the extent that I could have had sections of the beach entirely to myself.
Written 16 December 2023
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Elaine H
Greenville, SC781 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
We walked to various areas and enjoyed the tropical environment! Our naturalist explained various plants and their uses.
Written 25 May 2022
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MartaPrzygodzka
Szczecin, Poland66 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
It is a very nice walk with possibility to spot many animals including flamingos in our case two 😅 but still we recommend to go there in the afternoon.
Written 30 November 2021
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Cavydad
Camarillo, CA2,207 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Wander, walk, never hurry was my mantra on Isabela! The wetlands are one of the places to seek out wildlife. Predominantly iguanas with a few flamingos mixed in to keep it interesting. Best to walk it in the morning and return in the late afternoon. Between is usually too hot.
Written 1 February 2020
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pfefmeister
San Francisco, CA3,046 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
This easy walk through the wetlands to the beach is full of wildlife. Iguanas testing on the boardwalk are fun to step over, while the area teems with unusual birds, for those of us who fancy bird watching. There were only a few isolated flamingo sightings, but that was OK. The walk ends up at the beach. Totally worth it if visiting turtle breeding center.
Written 25 January 2020
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katygreyt
Wrightsville Beach, NC42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We thought we were "just" headed to see the turtles and didn't know the beautiful walk we were about to take. Would have brought water if we had known but we were fine. We saw many beautiful flamingos and the yellow warbler and other bird species. The herons were gorgeous and out fishing the day we headed out there. We loved the baby turtles at the end.
Written 5 January 2020
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cappleton2
Chester, UK374 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
a nice walk but would have liked to see more birds, thats wildlife i suppose. it was kept very clean.
Written 4 December 2019
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MorningstarMarilyn
Park City, UT117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Very nice way to spend a walking day. See a few flamingos in the wetland ponds, walk to Tortuga Rehabilitation Project. Lots of different sizes of turtles to see, watch, talk to, film. Enjoyable, but not with a guide or waiting taxi. Don't rush, just breath, enjoy time with lovely creatures.
Written 1 November 2019
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Kathy K
loomis ca999 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
We walked the boardwalk stopping to see the flamingos, iguanas, and land tortoises at the end. There was a volunteer at the center to answer questions. Nice small experience you can do on your own in a short amount of time.
Written 26 September 2019
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DwjTay
Niagara Falls, Canada398 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
This is a great walk over to the tortoise sanctuary and on the way you will see iguanas, flamingos, and lots of other birds.
Written 11 July 2019
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