Animals and plants of the Galapagos Islands: luxury and nature combined in a magical blend. Ecuador and Galapagos Cruises Travel 2018.
On our website you can find a wide variety of trips to the Galapagos Islands, one of the most known nature sanctuaries in the world, and declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You can book your stay right now to enjoy magical landscapes on our catamarans.
Although the islands are located in Ecuador, the temperature of the ocean is constant, between 7 and 28 degrees Celsius according to the time of year. Weather is highly determined by surface temperature and sea currents, which creates microclimates that influence the particular habitats of the flora and fauna of each island. The islands also have drastic changes of temperature and each month presents its own characteristics.
The period of time that goes from January to March are the rainy months, with March being the hottest month of the year. During this season plants abound, and the pleasant water temperature is perfect for marine sports. From July to September we observe lower precipitations and the islands are drier, but cooler, the sea temperature drops to a great extent, being the ideal season to see the oceanic life, since the animals have preference for the icy waters.
Location of the Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos Islands are located in the Pacific Ocean to 960 kilometers of the coast of Ecuador, being its closest city Manta. The nearest island is 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 Galapagos Archipelago and its location is between 89 ° and 92 ° of western length; and 1 ° 40 ‘north latitude and 1 ° 30’ south latitude.
Below we present several of the must see places that can be seen in some of our trips on the Galapagos Island. You can book online and get a discount if you buy in advance. Do not miss the opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful places on the planet. If you are looking for group cruises or solo travelers, GalapagosInformation.com is the best choice.
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
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.
North Seymour Island Trail: The small island of Seymour North is considered one of the most extraordinary places on the islands to see birds, housing the largest colony of royal frigates, as well as blue-footed boobies and bifurcated seagulls. The island maintains only a running trail, which, two kilometers in length allow us to appreciate its rocky landscapes, where there are only some shrubs and cactus, there are countless birds and iguanas.
Tranquility and relaxation
Few people can resist the temptation to practice marine sports, such as windsurfing or deep-sea diving, in the middle of this natural environment and enjoy warm waters on white sand beaches.