Isla Salas y Gomez, Chile

Isla Salas y Gomez is a small uninhabited Chilean island in the Pacific Ocean. It is the easternmost point in the Polynesian Triangle. Administratively, it is part of the Easter Island commune and province of the Valparaíso Region. Isla Salas y Gómez is located 3,210 km west of the Chilean mainland, 2,490 km west of Chile's Desventuradas Islands, and 390 km east-northeast of Easter Island, the closest landmass.


The island is showered with saltwater, and the shoreline is dotted with countless tidepools. Because the shoreline consists primarily of cliffs, landing on the island is difficult in all but the calmest of conditions. There are no permanent sources of freshwater on the island, but there is an intermittent rainwater pool in a depression on the eastern rock, which often forms a cache of freshwater 75 meters in diameter. This is essential for the survival of the large population of seabirds.


Things to see and do

* Sea birds
* Marine Life

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Peso (CLP)
Language – Spanish
Population - uninhabited
Land Area – 0.15 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style
Time – GMT minus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 56

Port Location – There is no port located on the island.

Transport Links – The island can be reached by boat from Easter island but passengers are not allowed to leave the boat.

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