Vegetation and climate of the Galapagos: beauty and nature mixed in a unique mixture. Cruises to the Galapagos Islands December 2017.
The Galapagos Islands are the ideal destination for family groups who want a trip they will not forget. It is not a vacation like any other, but a unique adventure aboard our catamarans that will allow you to know the beautiful islands and corners of this wonderful place.
Although the islands are located on the equator, the temperature of the ocean surface is not constant, between 7 and 28 degrees throughout the year. Its time is determined by the temperature of the ocean currents, which creates microclimates that modify the particular environments of each island. The islands in the same way face drastic changes of temperature and almost every season maintains certain peculiarities. The period of time that goes from January to March are the months with more temperature and humidity, being March the warmest month of the year. During this season there are lots of plants, and the water temperature is ideal for marine sports. In the period from July to September we observe less rain and the islands are less humid, but cooler, the sea temperature is greatly reduced, being the ideal season to see the marine fauna, because the animals prefer frozen waters.
Catamaran Cruises on the Galapagos Islands
The term “catamaran” refers to two trunks attached and is currently used to refer to various types of hull vessels. In the Galapagos Islands, catamaran cruises are popular due to their stability, great speed and size. Having the enormous privilege of knowing the Galapagos Islands by catamaran is a unique experience. Galapagos catamaran cruises offer you multi-day tour packages where you can enjoy a comfortable and safe lodging. All our cruises have comfortable cabins, restaurants serving exquisite dishes of national and international food, swimming pools, viewpoints and everything that is needed to make your stay wonderful.
These are several of the wonderful tourist attractions that you can tour in some of our catamaran trips on the Galapagos Islands. It is possible to make your reservation online and get a discount if you buy in advance. Do not miss the opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful places on the planet. If you are looking for cruises for groups or single travelers, GalapagosInformation.com is the best option.
Gardner Bay in Espanola Island: Gardner Bay is another of the incredible beaches that hide the archipelago, with little more than a kilometer of white sands and turquoise water, very famous for the colonies of sea lions that are usually resting very close to the ocean. Like all places on the islands, it is possible to enjoy with the abundance of birds that surround the area, being here three species of endemic Darwin´s birds.
San Cristobal Island: Undoubtedly one of the most entertaining points of Galapagos, on whose coasts we can find some of the largest colonies of turtles of the archipelago. To the southeast of San Cristobal, is the Galapaguera of Cerro Colorado, a project of rescue resettlement of giant turtles that allows can be a few steps from these magnificent creatures during their first two years are cared in captivity. Moving to the northeast of this island, we find the Natural Galapaguera, place where you can see turtles in their own environment, on the beach where they nest or in the sand dunes where they spawn. An area of outstanding beauty is The Loberia, beach of coral sand where you can see many sea lions and marine iguanas, also birds like Canary Maria, and several species of finches surround the area. On its western coast is The Baquerizo Moreno port, the sector populated more important of San Cristobal and the second in the archipelago, where you can find a wide range of hotels and airport. His second attractive more visited is Gardner Bay, a beach recognized for its beauty, where lives a significant colony of sea lions sleeping peacefully in their arenas.
Bartolome Island: One of the places of Galapagos that receives greater fascination thanks to its volcanic landscapes, rock formations that have tones red, orange, green and black. His two visitable sites correspond to “La Playa” and the “Escalera”, the first located between abysmal cliffs, allows you to immerse in the world below the shallow, making diving among penguins, turtles and others unique fishes in the world. The Escalera on the other hand, is the viewpoint of most amazing natural origin of the archipelago, on the top of an extinct crater, being possible to see an overview of the same island with his lava cones.
Mosquera Islet: The Mosquera Islet, also known as Mosquera Island that is located between the Seymour and Baltra islands. Its relief is smooth, has several white sand beaches, where you can do many sports. Has a long maximum of 620 meters per 130 meters of width, and area of 0.46 km2. Physically is a rock reef product of a survey. This small island has one of the largest colonies of sea lions. In the same way is possible to see several species of birds from the coast. From its coast they have been reported occasionally Orcas (Orcinus orca) attacking sea lions. You can get to the Mosquera Islet Mosquera through a beach landing. This can be difficult with low tie or when there are strong waves what usually pass between the months of December and March.
The wildest nature
In cruise travel there is the possibility of seeing and arriving to the home of animal species that have been developing for ages, with a splendorous and, luckily, still immaculate variety.