Known as World Heritage, the archipelago is almost completely a National Park, totaling a set of thirteen islands and more than a hundred islets and rocky outcrops. Thousands of tourist travel every year to watch an unparalleled natural spectacle, as many species of the Galapagos Islands are not found anywhere else, so you must travel here to see them live. Undoubtedly, it is a shocking experience that not only changes life, when you see the real beauty of nature at its best.
In terms of climate in the Galápagos Islands there are two seasons. The rainy season runs from January to May, with average temperatures between 23 ° and 27 °, and a dry season from June to December, with a maximum of 19 °. The official currency is the US dollar, which is useful to remember not to change all the money we have on the continent.
Where are the Galapagos Islands?
They are located in the Pacific Ocean to almost a thousand kms of the coast of Ecuador, being the closest continental city Manta. The nearest island lands correspond to Coco´s Island (Costa Rica) 720 kilometers to the north and Pascua´s Island (Chile) 3,200 kilometers to the south. Formally, its official name is Galapagos Archipelago and its precise location is between 89 ° and 92 ° of western length; And 1 ° 40 ‘north latitude and 1 ° 30’ south latitude.
Recommended reading: List of Islands in Galapagos
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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.
Santiago Island: Oasis natural uninhabited by humans, characterized by its unique volcanic formations, beautiful beaches and diving sites where diving into a unique biodiversity.One of the major attractions is the Sullivan Bay, where there are amazing lava formations that have altered the surface with soft waves, a perfect place to see large colonies of marine iguanas and Red-legged crabs. Among its beaches attract attention such Espumilla Beach, which has a spectacular landscape of forests of lignum and sea turtles that come to spawn in its coasts; as Puerto Egas, a beautiful beach with black volcanic sand, where as in Sullivan Bay is easy to observe a significant number of sea iguanas. Cousin’s Rock ends to increase the attractive of the island Santiago, undoubtedly one of the most important places of diving in the world, is a triangular rock that is to ten meters above the water, and in whose waters is possible to dive between dark coral, endemic seahorses, sea lions, sharks tip white, hammerheads, eagle rays and stingrays.
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The main itineraries
GalapagosInformation.com offers two options to travel 7 nights / 8 days touring the most striking places on the Galapagos Islands. Both options allow you to enjoy views of the sea and the rich flora and fauna of the Galapagos Islands. The activities are delimited by the Galapagos National Park, and cannot be changed.