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Tagus Cove - Beach Puerto Villamil - Ecuador

Tagus Cove is a small bay near a volcanic crater which has filled in to become a lake. Cruise boats anchor in the cove and land their passengers on a small beach where they can still see graffiti left behind by previous visitors, some of them from the 1800’s. A short hike takes you to the upper rim of the crater lake, and you’re rewarded with a great view of the cove.

There isn’t much wildlife on this site: some sea lions at the beach and some finches and other small birds above. Keep your eyes open for the introduced wasps: there are a lot of them and they can be quite aggressive!

Often ships will take a panga ride here as well in the hopes of seeing a Galapagos Penguin.

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Lava Lizards


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Galapagos Penguin (panga ride)

Yellow warbler

Brown Noddy

Blue-footed booby

Flightless Cormorant

Possible to see

Sea turtles (panga ride)

Galapagos Hawk


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13 Jul 2011

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