Most of what you've heard is probably about the reptiles, particularly the Giant Tortoise. Surprisingly, there aren't a lot of reptile species on the island, though:

  • Geckos (6)
  • Snakes (2)
  • Lava Lizard (7)
  • Land Iguana (2)
  • Marine Iguana
  • Marine Turtles (4)
  • Giant Tortoise

Not every island has land iguanas and giant tortoises. Both Puerto Ayora and Puerto Moreno have research stations with giant tortoises and land iguanas, and you’ll almost certainly be visiting one of those. 

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