Galapagos fauna and flora: beauty and landscapes combined in a unique blend. Cruises to the Galapagos Islands for 3 people November 2017
Declared as a World Heritage Site, the group of islands is almost entirely a National Park, totaling a set of 13 volcanic islands and more than one hundred islets. Thousands of travelers come every year to see a natural spectacle without comparison in the world, since many species of the Galapagos Islands do not live anywhere, reason why it is necessary to travel to this place to see them live. Without a doubt, it is a shocking experience that many people change their lives, to see the beauty of nature at its best.
In terms of climate in the Galapagos Islands there are two distinct seasons. The rainy season runs from January to May, with average temperatures between 23 ° and 27 °, and a rainless season from June to December, with a maximum of 19 °. The official currency is the US dollar, which is important not to change all the money when you arrive in Ecuador.
Location of the Galapagos Islands
They are located in the Pacific Ocean almost a thousand kms from the east coast of Ecuador, being the closest 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. Formally, its official name archipelago of Columbus and its location in the planisphere is between 89 ° and 92 ° of western length; and 1 ° 40 ‘north latitude and 1 ° 30’ south latitude.
Do not know what to do in the Galapagos Islands? Here is the solution! Scheduling a tour of the islands, you can spend between five and fourteen days knowing all the natural beauties that this magical place has to offer you. All inclusive packages can be booked online with 30 days or more in advance, with the possibility of payment by credit card.
Santa Cruz Island: Thanks to its location in the center and its proximity to the Baltra airport, is one of best known Galapagos tourist places, housing the city with the largest population of all, from where they leave the most of the boats visiting other islands and islets. One of its biggest tourist attractions is The Station Scientific Darwin, a center of scientific research open to the visitors, where is possible observe terrestrial lizards and turtles of big magnitude. Another site that highlights in Santa Cruz Island corresponds to Turtle Bay, paradise white sands beach and crystal clear waters, to the coasts arrived hundreds of turtles to lay their eggs.
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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.
North Seymour Islet: Covered with low vegetation and dense, is notable for its almost immaculate state of nature, something that is more difficult to find in larger islands. The tour is conducted based on a trail of 2 km in length that crosses it from end to end, route that allows crossing with frigates, land iguanas and sea lions.
The best experience of your life
Passengers, especially the smallest, have the possibility to be part of experiences and meetings with the company of a real specialist. This person is full qualified to inform us of absolutely all the details that have to do with the volcanic formation of Galapagos.