The Galapagos Islands, known worldwide, are the product of many volcanic eruptions. Due to particular location they have developed unique flora and fauna in the world, of a beauty and variety difficult to believe. This is why they are one of the most sought after destinations for wildlife lovers.
In terms of climate in the Galapagos Islands there are two clearly differentiated 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 is the US dollar (USD), which is important to remember to avoid changing all the money we have available when arriving in the country.
Location of the Galapagos Islands
They are located in the Pacific Ocean a thousand kilometers of the western coasts of Ecuador, being the closest continental 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 name is officially Galapagos Archipelago and belongs to Ecuador.
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Do you want to know what to do in the Galapagos Islands? No problem! Scheduling a trip through the islands, you can spend several days touring all the beauties that this incredible place in Ecuador has to offer. All-inclusive packages can be ordered online with 30 days or more in advance, with the possibility of payment by credit card.
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.
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.
Daphne Mayor: The Daphne Islands are two islands of volcanic origin in the Galapagos Islands. The largest has an area of 39 hectares. Daphne Mayor is located at the north of Santa Cruz. It is formed by a crater of tuff, has no trees and very little vegetation and the edge is 120 meters above sea level. There is a huge variety of birds that go to raise their chicks on the crater floor. Although easily accessible to tourists, the National Park Service maintains very restricted visits to this island and is mainly used for scientific research.
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When booking one of our trips in the Galapagos Islands, tourists have the possibility to participate in experiences and activities with the tutelage of an expert. This person is able to tell all the interesting details that relate to geology and history about the islands, and tell the story of this incredible corner of the world.