Climate and vegetation of the Galapagos Islands: beauty and nature mixed in a magic mix. Cruises to the Galapagos Islands for 9 people March 2018
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Although the islands are located on the equator, the temperature of the ocean is constant, between 7 and 28 degrees Celsius during the year. Its time is determined by the temperature of the surface and the marine currents, which generates microclimates that alter the particular habitats of each island. The islands in the same way face climatic changes and each season has its characteristics.
The period from January to March are the hottest and wettest months, with March being the hottest month of the year. At this time there are lots of plants, and the pleasant water temperature is ideal for snorkeling. In the period from July to September there are less rainfall and the islands are less humid, but cooler, the temperature of the water is reduced enough, being the ideal season to see more marine fauna, since the animals have preference for the waters cold
How to get to Galapagos
Galapagos has 2 airports. If you want to visit San Cristobal, you will have the option of being able to surf and low-depth diving. In addition to this you can visit places like the Tongo Reef, The Canyon, La Lobería, Manglecito, Punta Carola and Punta Pitt, Roca del Este, Roca Ballena, among many others. If your destination is Baltra you will find yourself closer to the Island of Santa Cruz and you will be able to stroll through the giant turtle breeding centers, the Galapagos Park and the famous Charles Darwin station. You will also arrive at Tortuga Bay which is the largest and most famous white sandy beach on all the islands.
If you are looking for a summary of what you can find when visiting the famous Galapagos Islands on a cruise for a week, here are some of the sights that you can visit. In case of doubts about the conditions of payment and the days, do not hesitate to contact us.
Ranchos of Santa Cruz: Although it is known that in several islands of Galapagos you can see breeding sectors of giant tortoises, there is no more advisable alternative, than to appreciate them in freedom, something that puts at our disposal ranchos and haciendas in the high zones of the island of Santa Cruz. Some of these places are El Chato, Manzanillo and Primicias, with paths that respect the environment, where you can easily see these exotic animals in their natural environment. It is important to emphasize that, during the period from June to August; turtles tend to move to the lowland of the island to nest, diminishing the possibility of observing them.
Santiago Island: Oasis natural uninhabited by humans, characterized by its unique volcanic formations, beautiful beaches and diving sites where diving into a unique biodiversity.One of the major attractions is the Sullivan Bay, where there are amazing lava formations that have altered the surface with soft waves, a perfect place to see large colonies of marine iguanas and Red-legged crabs. Among its beaches attract attention such Espumilla Beach, which has a spectacular landscape of forests of lignum and sea turtles that come to spawn in its coasts; as Puerto Egas, a beautiful beach with black volcanic sand, where as in Sullivan Bay is easy to observe a significant number of sea iguanas. Cousin’s Rock ends to increase the attractive of the island Santiago, undoubtedly one of the most important places of diving in the world, is a triangular rock that is to ten meters above the water, and in whose waters is possible to dive between dark coral, endemic seahorses, sea lions, sharks tip white, hammerheads, eagle rays and stingrays.
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.
Dragon Hill: It has its name because to for a long time, was one of the few places in the Santa Cruz Island where were land iguanas in healthy state. This place was part of varied efforts to maintain the colonies of iguanas, in order to ensure their reproduction. At present there are no dogs in Dragon Hill, although the Galapagos National Park carries out a lot of controls of other animals that can be dangerous. In the beautiful lagoons present in this site, there is shrimp (Artemia salina), the same as the food of the flamingos. At certain times of the year there is more abundance and therefore the quantity of these birds is larger. In times with many precipitations the water becomes too sweet and therefore the population of crustaceans is smaller, which has consequences on the amount of flamingos. Dragon Hill has been open to the general public since 1993. The beach has rocky formations. At high tide it is an excellent sector to do surface diving.
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