Captain Rolf Wittmer is the first man whose birth on Floreana Island has been historically documented. He was born in January 1933, a few months after his parents, Margret and Heinz Wittmer ended a long trip from Germany to the island of Floreana.

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Chinese Hat


This island is a tiny island just off the southeast tip of Santiago.

Its name “Chinese Hat” describes the island’s shape. The site has a beautiful landscape and spectacular whit coral sand beach. The landing is on a beautiful crescent-shaped white sand beach, home to sea lions and sally lightfoot crabs. The trail on Sombrero Chino’s explores its volcanic origin, one of the most evident in the islands.

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English Name
Chinese Hat
0.28 Km2
Maximum Altitude
75 FT
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