Santa Cruz’s name means Holy Cross in Spanish. The first Spanish visitors gave this island a Christian name. This island is the second lar
gest in the Galapagos Archipelago. However, with a population of around 12,000 locals, it is the most populated (by humans).
Isabela is the largest of the islands that conform the Galapagos Archipelago and it is the second with the most volcanic activity! This island is inhabited by fishermen and early colonists that arrived from the continent, attracted by the wonders not yet visited by tourists, as the regular cruise ships do not cover southern Isabela.