Plants and animals of the Galapagos Islands: beauty and landscapes united in a unique combination all over the world. Cruises to the Galapagos Islands for 5 people December 2017
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Although the islands are located on the equator, the temperature of the sea presents great variations, between 6 and 27 degrees throughout the year. The climate is very influenced by the temperature of the ocean currents, which generates microclimates that modify the particular habitats of each island. The islands in the same way have climatic changes and each month maintains certain peculiarities. The period from January to March are the hottest and wettest months, with March being the hottest month of all. During this season the plants abound, and the water temperature is ideal for water sports. From July to September, there are less rains and the islands are drier, but cooler, the ocean temperature drops to a great extent, but it is the ideal season to witness more aquatic fauna, since the animals have a preference for cold currents.
How to get to Galápagos
Galapagos has 2 airports. If you want to visit San Cristobal, you will have the option of surfing and diving. You will also have the possibility to tour through sectors such as Tongo Reef, La Lobería, Manglecito, Punta Carola and Punta Pitt, Roca Ballena, among many others. If your destination is Baltra you will find yourself near the Island of Santa Cruz and you will have the possibility of touring the breeding centers of the giant tortoises, the Galapagos Park and the well-known Charles Darwin station. You will also arrive at Tortuga Bay which is the largest and famous white coral sand beach in the Galapagos.
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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.
La Lobería on San Cristobal: One of the most visited places in the Galapagos is this beautiful beach of coral sand and crystalline waters, named after the large number of sea lions that can be seen every day, lying between the rocks or plunging into the sea. In addition to sea lions, turtles and sea iguanas are frequent on the beach, as well as several species of birds, such as the Maria canary, frigates and various kinds of finches. It is also possible to snorkel and if you have good fortune to swim with a sea lion.
Rabida Island: Island very famous for its beaches of reddish tones, where you can snorkel between sea lions, stingrays and dolphins. Although the colors of the sand is attractive more important, you can also visit the interior of the island, reaching the volcanic peak, spectacular viewpoint of natural origin that allows views of the peaks of other volcanoes.
Chinese Hat: Chinese Hat is a small island close to the southeast of the Santiago Island and whose extension is less than a 0.25 km2. It’s a recent volcanic cone. The traditional form of the Chinese hat can be seen clearly from the north side. In front of Chinese hat, on the rocky edge near to Santiago, you can see easily the galapagos penguins. A short 400m long trail passes through the cove, and steps from a colony of sea lions and iguanas that covering the horizon. The volcanic scenery is very interesting, and it is possible to practice snorkel.
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