Discover Buccaneer Cove, where – in the 17th and 18th centuries – pirates stashed their loot and took on fresh water. Here, your adventures will include a Zodiac ride, snorkeling and kayaking, while blue-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, fur seals and Galapagos hawks look on. Or visit Espumilla Beach, a popular spot for marine iguanas and Sally Lightfoot crabs, which attract hunting herons. Don a snorkel for your best chance to see octopuses, moray eels and sharks beneath the surf. In the afternoon, visit the red sand beach of Rabida Island, famous for its cactus groves and fascinating rock formations. You’ll see brown pelicans nesting, and a lagoon that’s home to flamingoes.

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