Is it worth going to the Galapagos Islands? Check the details of the best value tourist packages. Cruises to the Galapagos Islands for 8 people June 2018.
Declared a World Heritage Site, the group of islands is almost entirely a National Park, comprising a set of thirteen volcanic islands and more than one hundred islets and rocky outcrops. Tens of thousands of tourists come every year to observe a natural spectacle that has no equal, because many species of flora and fauna of the Galapagos Islands do not exist anywhere else, so it is imperative to travel to this place to see them live. By the way, it is a shocking experience that many people change their lives, discovering the beauty of nature at its best.
Awe-inspiring landscapes, a surprising variety of species and formations of volcanic origin that tell a story of five million years, are three characteristics that love those who make trips to the Galapagos Islands, a still indomitable sector where there are 2,000 endemic species, among they are the famous marine iguanas and the Galapagos dwarf heron.
How to travel to the Galapagos Islands?
Seymour Airport is the one that receives the majority of the flights, having a position a little more centric in the archipelago compared to the other airport. From the place, you can access free transports that transport in the direction of the pier, from where it is feasible to sail to Puerto Ayora, on Santa Cruz Island, where it is possible to find most of the accommodations. From San Cristóbal Airport, taxis can be taken (the distance is short) to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, where most of the hotel infrastructure is located.
These are several of the magical places that can be visited in some of our trips through the Galapagos Islands. You can make your reservation online and get a discount if you pay in advance. Do not miss the opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful places in the world. If you are looking for cruises for families, couples or individual trips, this is the best choice.
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.
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.
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.
Tranquility and relaxation
Hardly anyone can resist the opportunity to perform water sports, such as windsurfing or surface diving, enjoying this natural environment with delicious waters on white sand beaches.