Gorgona Island, Colombia Overview
The island of Gorgona has total area of 26 km2. It is located 35 km from the continent in front of the Department of Cauca, separated by a 270 m deep depression. Southwest of Gorgona, there is another much smaller island called Gorgonilla. Gorgonilla has an area of 48.99 hectares. Gorgona and Gorgonilla are separated by the Tasca strait, which is 400 m long. Before an earthquake on 31 March 1983, it was possible to cross from Gorgona to Gorgonilla by foot during low tide.
Several rock islets are found southwest of Gorgonilla, of which the largest is called “El Viudo”. There are other rock islets located at the northern tip of Gorgona called Rocas del Horno. They are separated from Gorgona by Bocas de Horno.These rocks rise up almost vertically out of the ocean.
The terrain of Gorgona is mountainous with the highest peak, Cerro La Trinidad, at a height of 338 m.As well, the backbone of the island consists of the peaks Los Micos, La Esperanza y El Mirador. Gorgonilla has a maximum height of 90 m.
On the eastern side of the island there are white sand beaches made up of coral reef detritus. On the western side there are mostly cliffs battered by the sea and a couple of sandy beaches. Pizarro Beach is located on the northeastern shore and is named as such because it is believed this is where Francisco Pizarro first landed.
Detailed Map of Gorgona Island, Colombia
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Diving Gorgona Island ( Colombia)
La isla de Gorgona es uno de los mejores destinos, para la practica del buceo con scuba. Aquasub Dive Travel organiza permanentemente excursiones a este paradisiaco destino. Los sitios preferidos son: El remanso, la tiburonera, plaza de toros, montañita 1 y montañita 2, la cazuela entre otros. http://www.aquasubbuceo.com
Gorgona Island Tours Video
Gorgona Island Tours Video - Gorgona is a small 25 km² island that is home to a natural paradise and a mecca for eco-tourism and fauna and flora research due to its coral reef and tropical rainforest ecosystems. For this reason, it is known as the Science Island.
Diving in Gorgona Island
Buceando en la Isla Gorgona de Colombia. Una isla poco visitada, uno de los mejores secretos guardados. Gracias, Dave Jimenez, por esta linda filmacion
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Dolphins of Gorgona Island - Ocean cutter "Vento dell'Alba"
En route between Sardinia and Liguria a pack of 12 striped dolphins (Stenella striata) followed us for approx. 20 minutes. The marvelous "meeting" occured 6 nautical miles West from Gorgona Islands and kept the crew's attention beyond the magic. Ocean cutter "Vento dell'Alba" sailed under gennaker with about 7 knots and crossed the section Capraia Island-La Spezia in 11 hours.
"Live-Aboard to Isla Gorgona" Bgibson's photos around Isla Gorgona, Colombia (gorgona liveaboard)
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La Isla Gorgona es una isla de origen volcánico ubicada a 35 km al oeste de la costa pacífica colombiana. La isla tiene una longitud de 9 km por 2,5 km de anchura, con una extensión de unos 2600 ha aproximadamente de superficie terrestre o insular, y 61 687,5 ha de área marina.
Ballenas en Isla Gorgona (Colombia) - Club de Buceo Orcas
Ballenas en Isla Gorgona a bordo del "Maria Patricia" 4 de Agosto 2013