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A portion of the prisioner built Wall of Tears, Isabela

The Wall of Tears
(Puerto Villamil)

Isabela Island

From 1945-1959, a penal colony hosted prisoners who were forced to build this wall, stone by stone, in isolation. This now historical site (El Muro de las Lágrimas), towering at 65 feet (25m) high, took the lives of thousands during its construction. Locals claim to hear cries emanating from the heavy energy surrounding the site.


Highlights: Historic site
Activities: Hicking
Type of Landing: Dry landing
Difficulty: Easy