Volcan Chico Isabela island Galapagos
Volcan Chico and the Sierra Negra volcano are reachable through a strenuous 6+ hour hike. From Puerto Villamil you can rent a vehicle, after a journey of 45 minutes, arrive at the site « El Cura » and start for an impressive hike across an alien landscape of lava fields. The area lacks good weather and you must be prepared for heavy rain or drizzle. It’s also easy to get lost in the fog. The group must remain united at all times… thing that I obviously didn’t do to be able to take this view 🙂
The Volcan Chico is a simple crack in the Sierra Negra volcano, located on the outer part of its northern flank. It is located north-west of the caldera and is not so much affected by the « garua » (drizzle and fog), which touches rather the south eastern sector of the upper parts of the islands. This is one of the reasons why the volcano Chico keeps in good condition and that allows to appreciate him generally with a good visibility.