Is it worth going to the Galapagos Islands? Know the details of the tour packages available. Cruises to the Galapagos Islands for 9 people December 2017
Do you want to spend the most incredible vacations on an incredible trip to the Galapagos Islands? Travel in a luxury catamaran through this incredible place, with incomparable landscapes and lots of places to journey. It will undoubtedly be a magical adventure you will never forget.
Although the islands are located in Ecuador, the sea temperature varies widely between 7 and 28 degrees Celsius depending on the season. Its time is very determined by the temperature of the surface and the underwater currents, which creates microclimates that modify the particular environments of each island. The islands also have drastic climate changes and almost every season has its peculiarities. The period from January to March are the hottest and wettest months, with March being the hottest month of the year. During this season plants abound, and the water temperature is ideal for snorkeling. From July to September there is less rain and the islands are drier, but cooler, the temperature of the sea is low enough, being the ideal season to witness the ocean fauna, since the animals prefer the icy waters.
Where are the Galapagos Islands?
The Galapagos Islands are located in the Pacific Ocean to thousand kms 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. Formally, its official name Galapagos Archipelago and its location in the planisphere is between 89 ° and 92 ° of western length; and 1 ° 40 ‘north latitude and 1 ° 30’ south latitude.
If you need a brief summary of what you may be surprised to visit the beautiful Galapagos Islands on an all-inclusive cruise, we point out some 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.
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.
Leon Dormido on San Cristobal Island: A place also called Kicker Rock; correspond to two huge rock formations of lava, which rise for more than 100 meters over the ocean, which can be from the ocean from Puerto Baquerizo. Its curious name comes from similarity to a sleeping sea lion, to see them from a distance. This place is one of the most famous tourist areas of Galapagos for snorkeling and diving, being possible to swim with stingrays, sharks, sea lions and fishes. Its sharp rocks also make of the habitat of enormous colonies of birds, coexisting varieties like blue-footed boobies, frigate birds and pelicans.
Fernandina Island: The Island most recent of the group of islands, where is one of the largest active volcanoes in the world, from various types of lava that can be seen. His only place to visit constitutes Punta Espinoza, a strip of lava and sand that extends from the volcano itself to the sea, on whose coasts are the largest groups of marine iguanas of the archipelago, along with birds, penguins and sea lions.
Sullivan Bay: Is located to the southeast of the Santiago Island. Here you can see interesting lava formations, which called the attention of scholars and scientists around the world. Sullivan Bay enjoys a height of 114 meters above sea level, where you can observe marine and terrestrial birds, a colony of sea lions and iguanas. Several plants stand out of the rocks. At Sullivan Bay there is a road of a kilometer and a half long. In this peculiar island you can enjoy swimming and make snorkeling from the edge of the beach.
Tranquility and relaxation
No one can resist the opportunity to practice marine sports, such as surfing or snorkeling, enjoying this natural space with delicious waters on unique beaches in the world.