South Plaza IslandA small island mostly famed for its incredible flora.
South Plaza Island
North and South Plaza are islands just off the northeast coast of Santa Cruz. North Plaza does not have a landing site.
South Plaza is a (dry landing) site, and the dock is often strewn with a welcoming committee of sea lions. This place might be small at only about 100m2 but it is stuffed with natural gems – land iguanas, red-billed tropicbirds, Audubons’ shearwaters, swallow-tailed gulls, and of course sea lions.
The flora is special. Opuntia cactuses (prickly pears) give the height, whilst on the ground you find sesuvium, a succulent which will be bright green in the rainy season slowly changing to orange in the dry season (roughly July to January).