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Holidays in the Galapagos Islands. If you dream of living an unforgettable day, embark with us on one of our cruises that travel through the most important landmarks of this place. The most quoted place of travelers from all over the planet to admire the most unique flora.
Although the islands are located in Ecuador, the temperature of the ocean varies greatly between 7 and 28 degrees during the year. The climate is determined by the temperature of the surface and the ocean currents, which generates microclimates that alter the particular habitats of each island. The islands in the same way have drastic changes of temperature and almost every month maintains certain peculiarities. The period of time that goes from January to March are the months with greater temperature and humidity, being March the warmest month of the year. During this season there are lots of plants, and the sea temperature is perfect 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 drops a lot, but it is the ideal season to see ocean life, since the animals have a preference for currents frost.
Location of the Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos Islands are in the Pacific Ocean to almost thousand kilometers of the western coasts of Ecuador, being the closest town 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 fact, its official name archipelago of Columbus and form part of the Republic of Ecuador.
If you want a summary of what you can find when touring the beautiful Galapagos Islands on a catamaran cruise, we point out several of the sights that can be visited. In case of questions about the conditions of the trip and the days of duration, please contact us.
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.
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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.
Rabida Island: Island very famous for its beaches of reddish tones, where you can snorkel between sea lions, stingrays and dolphins. Although the colors of the sand is attractive more important, you can also visit the interior of the island, reaching the volcanic peak, spectacular viewpoint of natural origin that allows views of the peaks of other volcanoes.
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.
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