Ringed by mangroves, the charming Black Turtle Cove is located on the northern coast of Ecuador's Santa Cruz Island. It is home to notable species of fauna, such as blacktip reef sharks, green sea turtles, pelicans, blue-footed boobies, herons and eagle rays. Black Turtle Cove is a huge drawcard for animal life enthusiasts and can be accessed by the local dinghy ride. Excellent photo opportunities are also available.