Prepare your trip to Galapagos: requirements, tours and tips that you cannot forget. Catamarans to the Galapagos Islands for 11 people November 2017
The Galapagos Islands are the result of successive volcanic eruptions that continue to happen even today. Because of their unique location they have developed unique animal and plant species in the world, a beauty that is difficult to believe. This is why they are one of the most preferred destinations for travelers who love nature and wildlife.
Amazing landscapes, a variety of species that do not leave indifferent and formations of volcanic origin that tells a story of five million years, are characteristics that captivate those who travel to the Galapagos Islands, a place virgin where two thousand unique species live, including the famous marine iguanas and the Galapagos penguin.
Location of the Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos Islands are located in the Pacific Ocean to almost thousand kms of the east coast of Ecuador, being the nearest town Manta. The nearest island is Isla Del Coco (Costa Rica) 720 kilometers to the north and Isla de Pascua (Chile) 3,200 kilometers to the south. Formally, its official name archipelago of Columbus and its location is between 89 ° and 92 ° of western length; and 1 ° 40 ‘north latitude and 1 ° 30’ south latitude.
These are several of the magical places that can be known in some of our trips in cruise by the Galapagos Islands. You can make your reservation online and receive a discount if you buy in advance. Do not miss the opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful places in the world. If you are looking for cruises for families, couples or individual trips, this is the best of all alternatives.
Santa Cruz Island: Thanks to its location in the center and its proximity to the Baltra airport, is one of best known Galapagos tourist places, housing the city with the largest population of all, from where they leave the most of the boats visiting other islands and islets. One of its biggest tourist attractions is The Station Scientific Darwin, a center of scientific research open to the visitors, where is possible observe terrestrial lizards and turtles of big magnitude. Another site that highlights in Santa Cruz Island corresponds to Turtle Bay, paradise white sands beach and crystal clear waters, to the coasts arrived hundreds of turtles to lay their eggs.
Recommended reading: Traveling in Galapagos Cruise on the Nemo 1
La Lobería on San Cristobal: One of the most visited places in the Galapagos is this beautiful beach of coral sand and crystalline waters, named after the large number of sea lions that can be seen every day, lying between the rocks or plunging into the sea. In addition to sea lions, turtles and sea iguanas are frequent on the beach, as well as several species of birds, such as the Maria canary, frigates and various kinds of finches. It is also possible to snorkel and if you have good fortune to swim with a sea lion.
Fernandina Island: The Island most recent of the group of islands, where is one of the largest active volcanoes in the world, from various types of lava that can be seen. His only place to visit constitutes Punta Espinoza, a strip of lava and sand that extends from the volcano itself to the sea, on whose coasts are the largest groups of marine iguanas of the archipelago, along with birds, penguins and sea lions.
On our catamarans we can see and enter to the home of animals that have been hidden for hundreds of years, with a wealth unimaginable and, luckily, still immaculate.