Is it worth going to the Galapagos Islands? Know the detail of the available tourist plans. Cruises to the Galapagos Islands for 16 people October 2018.
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Although the islands are located in Ecuador, the sea temperature varies enormously, between 78 and 27 degrees during the year. The climate is very influenced by the surface temperature and ocean currents, which generates microclimates that influence the particular habitats of the flora and fauna of each island. The islands likewise face drastic climate changes and almost every season has its own characteristics.
The period from January to March are the hottest and rainiest months, with March being the hottest month of all. In the wet season the plants abound, and the water temperature is perfect for marine sports. In the period from July to September we observe less rain and the islands are drier, but cooler, the temperature of the ocean drops a lot, but it is the perfect season to witness the fauna of the sea, since the animals prefer frozen waters.
Where are the Galapagos Islands?
The Galapagos Islands are located in the Pacific Ocean almost one thousand kilometers off the east coast of Ecuador, being its closest city Manta. The closest insular lands correspond to Isla Del Coco (Costa Rica) 720 kilometers to the north and Easter Island (Chile) 3,200 kilometers to the south. Formally, its name is officially Colón Archipelago and its location is between 89 ° and 92 ° western longitude; and 1 ° 40 ‘north latitude and 1 ° 30’ south latitude.
If you need a summary of what you can surprise when visiting the beautiful Galápagos Islands on an all-inclusive cruise, here are some of the areas of tourist interest that you can visit. If you have doubts about the conditions of the trip and the days of duration, please contact us.
Genovesa Island: Genovesa island is also known as the island Tower and is considered as the most striking island of the archipelago. Its name comes from the city of Genova in where according to few historians was the birthplace of Columbus. It is the ideal place for lovers of birds by the abundant presence of birds, highlighting some as seagulls of tail separated, which are the only gulls in the world who have nocturnal hunting habits. Genovesa Island is an extinct volcano, which has suffered several landslides due to its ancient activity. Have 2 areas to go to which is can access through a fissure that exists to the feet of the volcano… Makes thousands of years were a huge volcano, whose wall south is collapsed, forming the Great Bay of Darwin, place in where an abundant number of birds make their nests.
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.
Bartolome Island: One of the places of Galapagos that receives greater fascination thanks to its volcanic landscapes, rock formations that have tones red, orange, green and black. His two visitable sites correspond to “La Playa” and the “Escalera”, the first located between abysmal cliffs, allows you to immerse in the world below the shallow, making diving among penguins, turtles and others unique fishes in the world. The Escalera on the other hand, is the viewpoint of most amazing natural origin of the archipelago, on the top of an extinct crater, being possible to see an overview of the same island with his lava cones.
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.
Source of inspiration
These catamaran trips are well known because it is a great source of inspiration, concentration and creativity. A large number of writers, singer-songwriters and photographers have ensured that walking through the Galapagos Islands has brought them creative ideas. For both professionals and amateurs, this is undoubtedly a tremendous opportunity for those who want to connect with their artistic side.