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Known as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the group of islands and islets is almost entirely a National Park, comprising 13 islands and more than a hundred islets. Tens of thousands of tourists come every year to observe a natural spectacle without comparison, since many animal and plant species of the Galapagos Islands do not live anywhere else, so you must travel to this place to see them. By the way, it is a powerful experience that many people change their lives, seeing the beauty of nature at its best.
In terms of climate in the Galapagos Islands there are two seasons. The rainy season is from January to May, with temperatures between 23 ° and 27 °, and a rainless season from June to December, with a maximum of 19 °. The official currency of the place is the US dollar (USD), which is important to know not to change all the money on the continent.
In what country are the Galapagos Islands?
The Galapagos Islands are located in the Pacific Ocean to almost thousand kms of the east coast of Ecuador, being the closest continental city 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. In fact, its official archipelago name of Columbus and its location in the planisphere is between 89 ° and 92 ° east longitude; and 1 ° 40 ‘north latitude and 1 ° 30’ south latitude.
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Gardner Bay in Espanola Island: Gardner Bay is another of the incredible beaches that hide the archipelago, with little more than a kilometer of white sands and turquoise water, very famous for the colonies of sea lions that are usually resting very close to the ocean. Like all places on the islands, it is possible to enjoy with the abundance of birds that surround the area, being here three species of endemic Darwin´s birds.
La Lobería on San Cristobal: One of the most visited places in the Galapagos is this beautiful beach of coral sand and crystalline waters, named after the large number of sea lions that can be seen every day, lying between the rocks or plunging into the sea. In addition to sea lions, turtles and sea iguanas are frequent on the beach, as well as several species of birds, such as the Maria canary, frigates and various kinds of finches. It is also possible to snorkel and if you have good fortune to swim with a sea lion.
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 (Daphne Major and Minor) are two small islands of volcanic origin in the Galapagos Islands archipelago. The largest has an area of 0.39 km². Daphne Mayor is located at the north of Santa Cruz. It is formed by a crater of lava, has no trees and very little vegetation and the edge is 120 meters above sea level. There are many breeding birds that go to raise their chicks in the environment near to the crater. Although easily accessible to visitors, the Park Service does not allow many visits to this island and are mostly dedicated to scientific research.
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