Flora and fauna of the Galapagos Islands: luxury and landscapes combined in an unequaled mix. Cruises to the Galapagos Islands for 12 people February 2018
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Although the islands are located on the equator, the temperature of the ocean surface varies greatly, between 7 and 28 degrees depending on the time of year. Its climate is determined by surface temperature and underwater currents, which create microclimates that, modify the particular habitats of each island.
The islands in the same way undergo climatic changes and each season has its peculiarities. The period from January to March are the rainy months, with March being the warmest month of all.
In the humid season plants abound, and the ocean temperature is perfect for snorkeling. In the period from July to September, there is less rainfall and the islands are drier, but cooler, the temperature of the water is greatly reduced, but it is the ideal season to witness the oceanic fauna, since the animals have a preference for the cold water.
How can you travel to the Galapagos Islands?
Seymour Airport is the one that receives most of the flights, due to its central position in the archipelago in relation to the other airport. From the point, it is possible to access free transports that transport in direction to the small port, where it is possible to embark towards Puerto Ayora, in the Island Santa Cruz, since in this place it is possible to find the greater part of the hotel offer. From San Cristobal Airport, which is located on the island of the same name, you can take taxis (the distance is short) to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, where you will find the vast majority of accommodations available.
If you are looking for a summary of what you may be surprised to visit the beautiful Galapagos Islands on an all-inclusive cruise, we point out several of the sectors of tourist interest that you can visit. In case of doubts about the conditions of the trip and the days of duration, please contact us.
Floreana Island: It is located 60 kms to the east of the Espanola Island. Floreana is well known for its attractive history of pirates, whalers, and settlers. Here you can observe between December and May pink flamingos and nesting sea turtles. Also you can find a small population of galapagos penguins. Floreana also known as Santa Maria Island has approximately 150 habitants and is one of the four islands populated in Galapagos. His access port is Prieta Beach. In the inside of the island at the top, you can visit the Chakras of Ritter and, to the South, the Haven of Peace.
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.
Something that draws the attention of these trips is that they are recognized is for being a great source of inspiration, reflection and creativity. Many writers, songwriters and sculptors have commented that traveling through the Galapagos Islands has given them creative ideas. Whether professionals as amateurs, this is a tremendous opportunity for all those who need inspiration to develop their art.