Travel Reports » Isabella Island (Galapagos Islands)


With a size of 4588 km² and a length of 120 kilometres, the island Isabella is by far the largest island of the Galapagos archipelago. The island got its name from the Spanish queen Isabella I (1451-1504), who financially supported the voyages of discovery of Christopher Columbus. On Isabela today live about 2200 people, most of them in and around the capital Puerto Villamil on the southeast coast. The highest point of the island is the volcano Wolf with 1707 m.