Meet the Charles Darwin Research Station, Isabella Island, Sleeping Lion and many other interesting places on the Galapagos Islands. Cruises to Galapagos Islands at Christmas
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Usually we can talk about two seasons. From the month of December to June it is called Hot Season. And the second climatic season that goes from June to November receives the name of Dry Season. The best time to visit the Galapagos Islands is the transition months. However every month of the year is good to visit the islands, there is no month when the climate of the archipelago is unpleasant or you cannot see interesting flora and fauna to observe.
Having two seasons so different from each other, which indicate the beginning or the end of mating for the great majority of species, there are some months in which the two seasons can be seen at the same time. There is a change between the hot season and the dry season, and later another change between the dry season and the hot season (November to January).
If you need a brief summary of what you may be surprised to travel to the Galapagos Islands on a cruise for a week, we show several of the tourist points that you can go. If you have doubts about the conditions of payment 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
Isabella Island: Even though is the largest island of all, it has a unique town corresponding to Villamil Port, a beautiful village in which there are numerous accommodations and whose atmosphere is notable for being rather more quiet than Ayora Port. Inside its main attractions stand out Punta Moreno, where live flamingos and many other types of birds, from where you have a beautiful view of Sierra Black, Blue Hill and the top of Fernandina Island. To discover other kinds of wildlife is a good idea to move to Urbina Bay, where there are iguanas, sea lions, cormorants, penguins and blue-footed boobies.
Punta Espinoza on Fernandina Island: Punta Espinoza is a fine lava and sand ledge that connects the Fernandina volcano with the sea, famous for its marine iguana population, whose high number sometimes makes it difficult to walk between them. They share the space with iguanas, penguins, sea lions, crabs and the non-flying cormorant, a species that can only be seen in Fernandina and Isabela, well known for being the only cormorant that has lost the ability to fly. The surrounding environment is made up of lava fields of the volcano, one of the most active in the world.
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.
The wildest nature
In the cruises we can observe and enter the home of animals that have been developing for ages, with a splendorous wealth and, luckily, still intact.