Isabela Island is the largest island of the Galápagos with an area of 4,640 km². This island was named in honor of Queen Isabel who sponsored the voyage of Columbus. Its highest point is Wolf Volcano with an altitude of 1,707 metres. The Equator passes directly through the island.
The island's shape is the product of the merge of six large volcanoes into a single landmass. In this island penguins, cormorants, marine iguanas, boobies, pelicans and Sally lightfoot crabs abound. At the skirts and calderas of the volcanos of Isabela, Land Iguanas and Galápagos Tortoises can be observed, as well as Darwin Finches, Galápagos Hawks, Galápagos Doves and very interesting lowland vegetation.