Places to visit and tour in the extraordinary Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Holidays in Galapagos Islands May 2018.
The Galapagos Islands, known worldwide, are the product of successive eruptions of submarine volcanoes that continue to happen today. Because of their unique location they have allowed the emergence of animal and plant species unique in the world, of a wealth and variety impossible to believe. This is why they are one of the most sought after places for all wilderness lovers.
Although the islands are located on the equator, the temperature of the ocean surface varies widely, between 6 and 27 degrees Celsius during the year. Its time is very influenced by the temperature of ocean currents, which generates microclimates that influence the particular habitats of the flora and fauna of each island. The islands in the same way have drastic climatic changes and each month presents its own characteristics.
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The period from January to March are the rainy months, with March being the warmest month of all. In the humid season plants abound, and the sea temperature is perfect for water sports. In the period from July to September we find less rain and the islands are drier but cooler, the sea temperature is quite reduced, but it is the ideal season to observe the aquatic fauna, since the animals prefer the icy waters.
How to travel to the Galapagos Islands?
Seymour Airport is the one that receives the most flights, due to its position more in the middle of the archipelago compared to the other airport. From that point, it is possible to access free transports that transport to the small port, from where it is possible to embark towards Puerto Ayora, in Santa Cruz Island, since in this place most of the hostels and hotels are found. From San Cristobal Airport, you can take taxis or walk (the distance is not too much) to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, where you can find almost all the hotel infrastructure.
If you want a short summary of what you can find when visiting the beautiful Galapagos Islands on a cruise, we present a series of places of interest that you can meet. If you have questions about the itinerary and the days of duration, do not hesitate to contact us.
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.
Leon Dormido on San Cristobal Island: A place also called Kicker Rock; correspond to two huge rock formations of lava, which rise for more than 100 meters over the ocean, which can be from the ocean from Puerto Baquerizo. Its curious name comes from similarity to a sleeping sea lion, to see them from a distance. This place is one of the most famous tourist areas of Galapagos for snorkeling and diving, being possible to swim with stingrays, sharks, sea lions and fishes. Its sharp rocks also make of the habitat of enormous colonies of birds, coexisting varieties like blue-footed boobies, frigate birds and pelicans.
Santa Fe Island: Uninhabited island by the man, known for beaches of calm waters in the Barrington Bay, where you can walk in both arenas where sea lions abound like diving snorkeling surface. If you like animals, you can see giant land iguanas, unique animals of this island, which reach up to a meter in length.
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.
In our cruise trips you can see and enter the habitat of animal species that have been hidden for hundreds of years, with a splendorous and practically immaculate richness.