Santay Island


Surface area : 5 471 acres /

between 0 and 33 ft (0 and 10 meter) /

Protected since: 2010


Between the cities of Guayaquil and Duran, in the Guayas River, you will find Santay Island and Gallo Island. Originally formed by sediment build-up, these islands are now surrounded by mangrove trees. Within the island’s ring of mangrove trees, and as evidence of the island’s continuous interaction with the river, there is a large plain that overflows in winter. This wetland is important to waterfowl for whom it is an important nesting site.

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