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Declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the archipelago is almost completely a National Park, totaling a set of 13 islands of volcanic origin and more than a hundred islets and rocky outcrops. Thousands of tourists come every year to observe a natural beauty that has no equal in the world, since a large number of animal and plant species of the Galapagos Islands are nowhere else, so we must travel to this place to be able see them live. This is a unique experience that many people change their lives to see the beauty of nature intact.
In the Galapagos Islands there are two seasons. The rainy season is from January to May, with temperatures between 23 ° and 27 °, and a dry season from June to December, with an average of 19 °. The official currency of the place is the US dollar (USD), which is useful to remember not to change all the money we have at the airport.
Getting to the Galapagos Islands
Galapagos has 2 airports. If you wish to travel to San Cristobal, you will have the option of being able to snorkel and dive in low depth. In addition to this you will have the possibility to visit sectors such as Tongo Reef, La Lobería, Punta Carola and Punta Pitt, Roca Ballena, among many others. If you arrive to Baltra you will be near the Island of Santa Cruz and you will have the possibility to walk through the mating centers of the giant tortoises, the Galapagos National Park and the well-known station Charles Darwin. You can also visit Tortuga Bay which is the famous white coral sand beach in the Galapagos.
If you want a brief summary of what you will be able to see when traveling to the beautiful Galapagos Islands in a cruise for a week, we present several of the tourist places that can be visited. In case of doubts about the itinerary and the days of duration, 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
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.
Natural Lookout “La Escalera” in Bartolome Island: A natural spectacle located at the top of a hill, at more than 100 meters of altitude, from where are one of the most popular postcards of the islands, composed by a narrow strip of sand separates by the ocean into two bays, with the coast of neighboring Santiago Island as background and a stone strut at one of its ends. After enjoying the views, it is possible to go down to the beautiful beaches, where it is possible to do surface diving and snorkeling. The two most important species of Bartolome are the sea turtles, which choose this place to spawn and the Galapagos penguins.
A biology class
The passengers of our all-inclusive cruise trips, especially the children, have the opportunity to take part in classes and approaches with the company of an expert guide. This person is trained to inform us of many of the details related to volcanic formation and the history of Galápagos.