Jun 13, 2019 - National Geographic Islander
The Galapagos Islands were discovered and rediscovered a few times in the past. Consequently, all of the islands have more than one name. Santiago, located in the central part of the archipelago, is also known as James Island. James was a popular hideout for pirates and buccaneers that would prey on the Spanish galleons found nearby. Here, they were able to find tortoise meat and some fresh water in order to sustain themselves and make their long journeys back home. Today, Santiago is totally uninhabited, and thanks to the great restoration efforts by The Galapagos National Park Directory, this island is full of beautiful landscapes and, just like the other Galapagos islands, it looks like a place untouched by the time.
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