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The Galapagos Islands, known throughout the world, are the result of countless volcanic eruptions that continue to happen even today. Due to their unique location they have developed unique animal and vegetable species in the world, a beauty and variety that is impossible to believe. For this reason they are one of the most sought after destinations for travelers who love nature and wild species.
Surprising landscapes, a surprising biodiversity and formations of volcanic origin that whisper a history of almost five million years, are three unique characteristics that captivate those who travel to the Galapagos Islands, a sector still wild where there are two thousand unique species, including the famous marine iguanas and the dwarf heron of Galapagos.
Where are the Galapagos Islands?
The Galapagos Islands are located in the Pacific Ocean almost one thousand kilometers from the east coast of Ecuador, being its closest city Manta. The closest island lands are Isla Del Coco (Costa Rica) 720 kilometers to the north and Easter Island (Chile) 3,200 kilometers to the south. Actually, its official name is Colón Archipelago and they are part of Ecuador.
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If you want a short summary of what you can surprise when traveling to the Galapagos Islands in an all-inclusive cruise, we present a series of tourist interest sectors that you can visit. In case of doubts about the trip and the days, please contact us.
Gardner Bay in Espanola Island: Gardner Bay is another of the incredible beaches that hide the archipelago, with little more than a kilometer of white sands and turquoise water, very famous for the colonies of sea lions that are usually resting very close to the ocean. Like all places on the islands, it is possible to enjoy with the abundance of birds that surround the area, being here three species of endemic Darwin´s birds.
Leon Dormido on San Cristobal Island: A place also called Kicker Rock; correspond to two huge rock formations of lava, which rise for more than 100 meters over the ocean, which can be from the ocean from Puerto Baquerizo. Its curious name comes from similarity to a sleeping sea lion, to see them from a distance. This place is one of the most famous tourist areas of Galapagos for snorkeling and diving, being possible to swim with stingrays, sharks, sea lions and fishes. Its sharp rocks also make of the habitat of enormous colonies of birds, coexisting varieties like blue-footed boobies, frigate birds and pelicans.
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.
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.
Grow your creativity
Something that attracts the attention of these trips is that they are well known because it is an inexhaustible source of imagination, concentration and creative force. Many scriptwriters, singer-songwriters and painters have said that walking through the Galapagos Islands has allowed them to work on creative ideas. Whether it’s professionals or amateurs, this is undoubtedly a huge opportunity for those who need to connect with their artistic side.