How to Visit Isla Isabela Independently

The largest island in the Galapagos, Isabela is a little pricier in terms of food and accommodation. But it still offers plenty of independent activities for the budget traveller. Here’s how to visit Isla Isabela independently.


For information on visiting the Galapagos independently, click here. Or, for a list of free and independent activities on Isla Isabela, read on…


Visiting Isla Isabela Independently: Activities and Places


Wall of Tears (Muro de las Lagrimas) Hike


The Wall of Tears itself is unremarkable. But it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey…


Blue lake with cactus and volcanic rock, wall of tears hike, isla isabela independently

Our view on the Wall of Tears hike



Though this town has far less to do than Puerto Ayora, we were lucky to be visiting during a very special celebration- the feast of Saint Isabela…


The jetty on Isabela island

The jetty on Isabela island


Concha de Perla

Snorkelling at Concha de Perla offers the same encounters with marine wildlife that the more famous Las Tintoreras does. The only difference is, Concha de Perla is completely free…


Crab under volcanic rock with ocean spray

A crab dodging a wave

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