Santiago Island

Santiago Island has a narrow, steep-sided point of land, which provides an extraordinarily beautiful landscape complete with cliffs and pinnacles where hundreds of marine birds rest. During the 17th and 18th centuries, pirates used this site for maintaining their ships, and supplying themselves with fresh water, meat, and firewood.

Fast Facts: Although its official name is "Santiago", the island also goes by James (English), Olmedo, Gil, and York.; Animals: fur seal lions, flamingos, Galapagos hawks; Area: 226 sq. mi; Highest Point: 2,975 ft