The historic Wall of Tears is located close to the port village of Puerto Villamil on Ecuador's Isabela Island. Standing tall at 65 feet, the wall was built by prisoners of the island in the penal colony between 1945 and 1959. The site was named the Wall of Tears by locals because it is a testament to an era of tears and torture. It can be accessed by foot or by bicycle through a sandy trail. Along the way, tourists will pass through mangrove environments, lagoons with numerous birdlife as well as white sand beaches. Visitors can take advantage of excellent photo opportunities.