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Known as a World Heritage Site, the group of islands is almost completely a National Park, totaling a set of 13 islands and more than one hundred islets. Tens of thousands of tourists come every year to see unparalleled natural beauty all over the world, as many species of the Galapagos Islands are nowhere to be found, so it’s imperative to travel here to see them live. This is a unique experience that many people change their lives, discovering the beauty of nature that has not been touched by man.
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 dry season from June to December, with a maximum of 19 °. The official currency is the US dollar (USD), which is useful to know to avoid changing all the money we have available in Ecuador.
Where 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 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 in the planisphere is between 89 ° and 92 ° east longitude; and 1 ° 40 ‘north latitude and 1 ° 30’ south latitude.
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If you want a small summary of what you can surprise when traveling the beautiful Galapagos Islands on a cruise, we present some of the places of interest that can be known. If you have questions about the itinerary and the days, do not hesitate to contact us.
San Cristobal Island: Undoubtedly one of the most entertaining points of Galapagos, on whose coasts we can find some of the largest colonies of turtles of the archipelago. To the southeast of San Cristobal, is the Galapaguera of Cerro Colorado, a project of rescue resettlement of giant turtles that allows can be a few steps from these magnificent creatures during their first two years are cared in captivity. Moving to the northeast of this island, we find the Natural Galapaguera, place where you can see turtles in their own environment, on the beach where they nest or in the sand dunes where they spawn. An area of outstanding beauty is The Loberia, beach of coral sand where you can see many sea lions and marine iguanas, also birds like Canary Maria, and several species of finches surround the area. On its western coast is The Baquerizo Moreno port, the sector populated more important of San Cristobal and the second in the archipelago, where you can find a wide range of hotels and airport. His second attractive more visited is Gardner Bay, a beach recognized for its beauty, where lives a significant colony of sea lions sleeping peacefully in their arenas.
Fernandina Island: The Island most recent of the group of islands, where is one of the largest active volcanoes in the world, from various types of lava that can be seen. His only place to visit constitutes Punta Espinoza, a strip of lava and sand that extends from the volcano itself to the sea, on whose coasts are the largest groups of marine iguanas of the archipelago, along with birds, penguins and sea lions.
Dragon Hill: It has its name because to for a long time, was one of the few places in the Santa Cruz Island where were land iguanas in healthy state. This place was part of varied efforts to maintain the colonies of iguanas, in order to ensure their reproduction. At present there are no dogs in Dragon Hill, although the Galapagos National Park carries out a lot of controls of other animals that can be dangerous. In the beautiful lagoons present in this site, there is shrimp (Artemia salina), the same as the food of the flamingos. At certain times of the year there is more abundance and therefore the quantity of these birds is larger. In times with many precipitations the water becomes too sweet and therefore the population of crustaceans is smaller, which has consequences on the amount of flamingos. Dragon Hill has been open to the general public since 1993. The beach has rocky formations. At high tide it is an excellent sector to do surface diving.
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When booking one of our trips in the Galapagos Islands, travelers have the option to participate in experiences and tours with the tutelage of an expert. This person is able to explain all the data related to geology to stories, and tell them part of the history of this magical place.