Galapagos: an extraordinary adventure. In this article you will learn all about this unique corner in the world. Cruises to the Galapagos Islands for 14 people October 2017
The Galapagos Islands, known throughout the world, are the product of continuous eruptions of submarine volcanoes. Due to unique location they have developed unique species in the world, of richness very difficult to describe. This is why they are one of the favorite places for nature and wildlife lovers.
In terms of climate in the Galapagos Islands there are two clearly differentiated seasons. The rainy season runs from January to May, with average temperatures between 23 ° and 27 °, and a rainy season from June to December, with a maximum of 19 °. The official currency of the place is the US dollar (USD), which is useful to avoid changing all the money that we have on the continent.
Location of the Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos Islands are located in the Pacific Ocean to thousand kms of the coast of Ecuador, being its closest city Manta. The nearest island lands correspond to Isla Del Coco (Costa Rica) 720 kilometers to the north and Isla de Pascua (Chile) 3,200 kilometers to the south. In formal terms, its official name is Galapagos Archipelago and belongs to Ecuador.
If you need a brief summary of what you can find when traveling to the Galapagos Islands on a luxury cruise, below we point out several of the sectors of tourist interest that you can meet. In case of doubts about the trip and the days, do not hesitate to contact us.
Espanola Island: With 300 million years corresponds to the oldest island famous for its number of birds, among which are the funny blue-footed boobies, birds known for their mating rituals, where the male exhibits his blue feet to the female. One of its most interesting sites is Punta Suarez, an area of abyss in where we can see species that not is presented in the rest of the archipelago, as marine iguanas turquoise with red, mockingbirds, lava lizards and colonies of up to 15.000 albatross
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Isabella Island: Even though is the largest island of all, it has a unique town corresponding to Villamil Port, a beautiful village in which there are numerous accommodations and whose atmosphere is notable for being rather more quiet than Ayora Port. Inside its main attractions stand out Punta Moreno, where live flamingos and many other types of birds, from where you have a beautiful view of Sierra Black, Blue Hill and the top of Fernandina Island. To discover other kinds of wildlife is a good idea to move to Urbina Bay, where there are iguanas, sea lions, cormorants, penguins and blue-footed boobies.
Punta Espinoza on Fernandina Island: Punta Espinoza is a fine lava and sand ledge that connects the Fernandina volcano with the sea, famous for its marine iguana population, whose high number sometimes makes it difficult to walk between them. They share the space with iguanas, penguins, sea lions, crabs and the non-flying cormorant, a species that can only be seen in Fernandina and Isabela, well known for being the only cormorant that has lost the ability to fly. The surrounding environment is made up of lava fields of the volcano, one of the most active in the world.
Chinese Hat: Chinese Hat is a small island close to the southeast of the Santiago Island and whose extension is less than a 0.25 km2. It’s a recent volcanic cone. The traditional form of the Chinese hat can be seen clearly from the north side. In front of Chinese hat, on the rocky edge near to Santiago, you can see easily the galapagos penguins. A short 400m long trail passes through the cove, and steps from a colony of sea lions and iguanas that covering the horizon. The volcanic scenery is very interesting, and it is possible to practice snorkel.
An earthly paradise
In our all-inclusive trips there is the possibility of observing and approaching to the home of species that have evolved for hundreds of years, with a splendid variety and, luckily, immaculate.