Places to see and travel in the extraordinary Galapagos Islands, at the best prices. Cruises to the Galapagos Islands May 2018.
The Galapagos Islands, known throughout the world, are the product of countless volcanic eruptions that continue to occur even today. Because of their peculiar location they have allowed the evolution of flora and unique faunas in the world, of a richness difficult to describe. This is why they are one of the most sought after places of all travelers who love wild species.
Although the islands are located on the equator, the sea temperature is not constant, between 7 and 28 degrees Celsius during the year. Its time is influenced by the temperature of the sea currents, which creates microclimates that modify the particular habitats of the flora and fauna of each island. The islands in the same way face drastic climatic changes and each month has its characteristics.
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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 ocean temperature is perfect for water sports. In the period from July to September there is less rain and the islands are less humid, but cooler, the temperature of the ocean is reduced considerably, being the ideal season to witness the aquatic life, since the animals have a preference for the cold waters.
How can I travel to the Galapagos Islands?
Seymour Airport on Baltra Island is the one that receives most of the flights, taking a slightly more mid-island position compared to the other airport. From that point, it is possible to access free transport that take people to the small port, from where it is feasible to leave for Puerto Ayora. On the other hand, from San Cristobal Airport, located on the island of the same name, you can take taxis (the distance is not too much) to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, where the vast majority of accommodation is available.
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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.
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.
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.
Sullivan Bay: Is located to the southeast of the Santiago Island. Here you can see interesting lava formations, which called the attention of scholars and scientists around the world. Sullivan Bay enjoys a height of 114 meters above sea level, where you can observe marine and terrestrial birds, a colony of sea lions and iguanas. Several plants stand out of the rocks. At Sullivan Bay there is a road of a kilometer and a half long. In this peculiar island you can enjoy swimming and make snorkeling from the edge of the beach.
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