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Reviewed 3 July 2018

Rabida doesn't have any animals other than birds, lizards, and insects, so it is unusual among the Galapagos Islands. What you see here are the flora. The cactus here do not grow spines because there are no predators they need protection from. We walked to...More

Thank RebelVirginia
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

We went to this island as part of our 8 day cruise on Daphne. I didn't hear about the island before the trip but we really enjoyed being there. The red sand is beautiful and the hike has a great view.

Thank Hanna P
Reviewed 12 February 2018

This island has a distinctive and very picturesque red sand beach. We did a short loop hike that provided very nice seascape vistas although not a lot of wildlife. Snorkeling along the cliff, we saw a variety and multitude of fish and encountered good visibility...More

Thank alaskantravelnut
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Lots of beaches are advertised as red sand beaches but few are this red. We were brought to Rabida Island by the nature guides from" the Letty" a yacht operated by Ecoventura. On our ride to Rabida we encountered huge Manta Rays leaping out of...More

1  Thank Jim R
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Departing our zodiac we stepped out a red fine gravel beach. We removed our water shoes and dried our feet before placing our shoes back on. Walk along the beach with pelicans and blue footed boobies. Walked along the trail and spotted lava lizards Galapagos...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed snorkeling. Schools of fish, iguanas on the rocks, and even a friendly pelican on a rock....that didn't mind me a few feet away, taking selfie with him. Oh, and the beach was a pretty red color.

Thank tallcouplesf
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Quite a interesting place, very different from other islands, not much wildlife compare to other islands. The beach has red sand which itself is unique. Manage to see the pink flamingo in a crater which the boat inch towards the rim.

1  Thank pioneertraveller
Reviewed 17 September 2016

One of the few places where you can see pink flamingos. Also lots of sea lions, iguanas and tons of marine birds. The beach is red because of the iron content.

Thank Rschagrin
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

We spent part of our day at Rabida, snorkeling and walking the beach & lagoon. During the snorkel we ran into a playful sea lion and a couple of sea turtles. On our walk, we found a single flamingo back along the lagoon. We were...More

Thank Bob J
Reviewed 28 May 2016

This island is special, and it is worth the visit. It is covered in dark red sand. Of course, as with all the islands, you must visit with a guide. Wear boots, as it is a wet landing. This island is the epicenter of the...More

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17 August 2016|
Response from pamelitaanderson |
Hi! You can take a day trip whit guide on Santa Cruz or San Cristobal. It cost around u$s 120. you will find a lot of trip shops to buy a ticket. Boats leave at 8.00 hs and return at 17.00 hs.
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