Isla Plazas consists of 2 small islands just off the east coast of Santa Cruz, though visitors only visit the south island. A dry landing to a jetty brings you to an opuntia cactus forest where sometimes it is difficult to walk due to the amount of land iguanas sprawled all over the ground. A 1km trail takes visitors through sea lion colonies and along a cliff top walk where swallow tailed gulls and other species nest. It is an excellent vantage point to watch the red billed tropic birds, magnificent frigates, pelicans, and Audubon’s shearwaters. The bay also offers a great place to snorkel with the sea lions and reef fish alike.