Mosquera Island (Isla Mosquera), Galapagos Islands
Just around 120 meters by 600 meters, the small sandy island of Isla Mosquera is located in the channel between Isla Baltra and Isla Seymour. Among the smaller islands of the Galapagos Archipelago and with no visible walking trails, exploration here is not easy, so most tourists stick to just strolling on the lovely beach with its amazing sea lion colonies.
Formed by a geological uplift, the island itself is very flat and consists of a thin elongated stretch of white sand, tide pools and rocks. Ideal for snorkeling, swimming and enjoying the underwater marine beauty of the Galapagos, the waters off the coast of Isla Mosquera is a great place to spend an afternoon. Take a walk on the beach, and catch a glimpse of the Brown Pelicans and Boobies that sit here amid the forever playful sea lions.
Alongside the rocks, you can also spot Red Lava Crabs or Sally Light-Foot Crabs running around in search of food. Quick as lightning, these crabs with their bright red shell and blue body, present an incredible sight.
Just north of Isla Baltra and the airport, many visitors come to the island for a short trip exploring Isla Seymour.