Galapagos Islands: the best experience of your life. In this article you will learn about this unique place in the world. Cheap Galapagos Tours 2018
The Galapagos Islands are the ideal destination for family groups who want to have a trip that they will remember throughout their lives. It is not a vacation trip like many others, but a wonderful adventure in one of our ships that will give you the opportunity to know the beautiful islands and corners of this wonderful place.
Although the islands are located on the equator, the sea temperature varies widely between 78 and 27 degrees depending on the time of year. Its climate is strongly influenced by surface temperature and sea currents, which creates microclimates that vary the particular habitats of each island. The islands also have drastic changes in temperature and almost every season has its own peculiarities.
The time span from January to March are the hottest and rainiest months, with March being the warmest month of the year. At this time plants abound, and the sea temperature is perfect for marine sports. In the period from July to September we observe less rain and the islands are less humid, but cooler, the sea temperature is greatly reduced, but it is the perfect season to witness more sea life, since the animals prefer the cold currents.
How can you get to the Galapagos Islands?
Seymour Airport is the one that receives the most flights, due to its position in the middle of the islands compared to the other airport. From there, it is possible to access free collectives that take travelers to the small port, where it is possible to sail to Puerto Ayora, since most of the hotels are in this place. From San Cristóbal Airport, you can take taxis or walk (the distance is not too much) to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, where almost all hotel infrastructure is located.
If you are looking for a brief summary of what you can find when visiting the famous Galapagos Islands on a cruise, below we show some of the tourist sites that can be traversed. In case of doubts about the conditions of the trip and the days of duration, do not hesitate to contact us.
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
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.
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.
Black Turtle Cove: The Black Turtle Cove is a mangrove estuary on the north coast of Santa Cruz Island. It maintains very strict regulations to protect its flora and fauna. The tourists are allowed to reach to the cave aboard of small boats, but without starting the engine. Many rays, turtles, penguins, and other wild animals live in this area, so that not a few groups of academics transiting the area, either to analyze the formations of volcanic origin, as the important existing fauna.
The sportsmen’s paradise
Very few people can resist the opportunity to practice marine sports, such as kayaking or deep-sea diving, among this natural environment and waters on white-sand beaches.