Santay Island

Santay Island (Spanish Isla Santay) is a 2200 ha. island located in Guayas, Ecuador. It is part of the Durán Canton. It is surrounded by the Guayas River and populated by 47 families living there since the 1950s and before. Santay has been declared a Ramsar site and the island is in the process of becoming a National Protected Area.

Official nameIsla Santay
Designated31 October 2000
Reference no.1041[1]


  1. ^ "Isla Santay". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018.

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Coordinates: 2°13′05″S 79°51′13″W / 2.2181°S 79.8536°W / -2.2181; -79.8536