Isabela Canton

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Isabela is an island in Galapagos. It is well known for its beaches, bays and coastal lagoons with a wide variety of plants and birds.

Isabela’s human population has increased over the years, mainly during the 1970s. Today fishing is the principal economic activity, but ecotourism and the production of handcrafts are becoming increasingly important.

Six volcanoes are found on Isabela, of which two are over 1,700 meters, which are Wolf and Cerro Azul. The most commonly visited sites are Punta Garcia to see the Flightless Cormorants; Punta Garcia also for Flightless Cormorants; Volcan Alcedo for Land Tortoises; Tagus Cove for Blue Footed Boobies, Flightless Cormorants, Galapagos Penguins, and Marine Iguanas; and Urbina Bay for Marine Turtles.

Coordinates: 0°28′21″S 90°40′52″W / 0.4724°S 90.6811°W / -0.4724; -90.6811

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