Flora and fauna of the Galapagos Islands: luxury and nature combined. Cruises to the Galapagos Islands for 8 people December 2017
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Although the islands are located in Ecuador, the temperature of the ocean surface varies greatly, between 6 and 28 degrees Celsius depending on the season. Its climate is determined by the temperature of ocean currents, which creates microclimates that influence the particular environments of the flora and fauna of each island. The islands in the same way have drastic changes of temperature and almost every month presents their own characteristics. The period from January to March are the hottest and wettest months, with March being the hottest month of the year. At this time there are lots of plants, and the pleasant water temperature is perfect for marine sports. In the period from July to September there is less rain and the islands are less humid, but cooler, the temperature of the water decreases to a great extent, but it is the ideal season to observe the life of the sea, since the animals have preference for the cold water.
How to get to the Galapagos Islands
Galapagos has 2 airports. If you decide to travel to San Cristobal, you will have the option of surfing and diving. In addition to this you will have the possibility to stroll through corners such as Tongo Reef, La Lobería, Manglecito, Punta Carola and Punta Pitt, Roca del Este, Roca Ballena, among many others. If your destination is Baltra you will be near the Island of Santa Cruz and you will have the possibility of touring the breeding centers of the giant tortoises, the Galapagos National Park and the Charles Darwin Station. In addition you will get to know Tortuga Bay which is the largest known white sand beach in all the islands.
Do you want to know what to do in the Galapagos Islands? Here is the solution! Hiring a trip around the islands, you can spend several days visiting all the natural beauties that this magical place has to offer. All inclusive travel can be booked online up to 30 days before your arrival, with the option of payment by card or transfer.
Keep reading: Wildlife of the Galapagos Islands
Floreana Island: It is located 60 kms to the east of the Espanola Island. Floreana is well known for its attractive history of pirates, whalers, and settlers. Here you can observe between December and May pink flamingos and nesting sea turtles. Also you can find a small population of galapagos penguins. Floreana also known as Santa Maria Island has approximately 150 habitants and is one of the four islands populated in Galapagos. His access port is Prieta Beach. In the inside of the island at the top, you can visit the Chakras of Ritter and, to the South, the Haven of Peace.
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.
Grow your ideas
Something that draws the attention of these trips is that they are famous is for being a great source of imagination, concentration and creativity. A large number of playwrights, singers and painters have said that traveling the Galapagos Islands has brought them new ideas. Whether its experts as enthusiasts, this is certainly a great opportunity for all those who are looking to connect with their creative side.