Robinson Crusoe

The island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean

Due to its isolated location in the middle of the Pacific ocean, the island Robinson Crusoe had the chance to develop a variety of endemic species

Due to its isolated location in the middle of the Pacific ocean, the Robinson Crusoe island had the chance to develop a variety of endemic species (130). In the dry west you can hardly find vegetation because of the roaming of wild goats and cows. However the east is exhuberantly green. In various excursions, the relatively few species (215) of the very interesting flora can be explored. On arrival in San Juan Bautista you get welcomed by Dendroseris litoralis, whose cabbage-like leafs are situated on a slim trunk. In the vicinity there are pines and eucalyptus everywhere. But just a little on the outside, domestic forests with Drymis confertifolia and Myrceugenia fernandeziana can be found. On sunny hills grow in great quantities Ugni molinae, a species introduced from the mainland. A hiking tour up to the mirador shows us a variety of ferns (Blechnum chilense, Rumohra berteroana). This tour is can be complemented by another hiking tour, the “Rebaja de la Pina” and the “Sendero de Chile”. Here you can find an extraordinary world of plants like Blechnum cycladifolium plumDendroseris nerifolia or Dicksonia Beteroana.