Galapagos Islands: an extraordinary adventure. In this article you will learn about this place of dreams. Holidays to the Galapagos Islands December 2017.
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Although the islands are located on the equator, the temperature of the ocean varies greatly between 78 and 28 degrees depending on the season. The weather is influenced by the temperature of the ocean currents, which creates microclimates that alter the particular environments of the flora and fauna of each island. The islands also undergo climatic changes and each season has its peculiarities. The period from January to March are the hottest and wettest months, with March being the hottest month of the year. During this season there are lots of plants, and the sea temperature is perfect for water sports. From July to September we observe less rain and the islands are drier, but cooler, the sea temperature drops to a great extent, but it is the perfect season to witness more ocean life, since the animals have a preference for icy waters.
Do not know what to do in the Galapagos Islands? Here is the solution! Scheduling a tour of the islands, you can spend up to two weeks visiting all the natural beauties that this charming place has to offer. All inclusive trips can be booked online up to 30 days before your arrival, with the option of payment by credit card.
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.
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.
Learn more: Photos of the fauna of the Galapagos Islands
Natural Lookout “La Escalera” in Bartolome Island: A natural spectacle located at the top of a hill, at more than 100 meters of altitude, from where are one of the most popular postcards of the islands, composed by a narrow strip of sand separates by the ocean into two bays, with the coast of neighboring Santiago Island as background and a stone strut at one of its ends. After enjoying the views, it is possible to go down to the beautiful beaches, where it is possible to do surface diving and snorkeling. The two most important species of Bartolome are the sea turtles, which choose this place to spawn and the Galapagos penguins.
Mosquera Islet: The Mosquera Islet, also known as Mosquera Island that is located between the Seymour and Baltra islands. Its relief is smooth, has several white sand beaches, where you can do many sports. Has a long maximum of 620 meters per 130 meters of width, and area of 0.46 km2. Physically is a rock reef product of a survey. This small island has one of the largest colonies of sea lions. In the same way is possible to see several species of birds from the coast. From its coast they have been reported occasionally Orcas (Orcinus orca) attacking sea lions. You can get to the Mosquera Islet Mosquera through a beach landing. This can be difficult with low tie or when there are strong waves what usually pass between the months of December and March.
The most incredible nature
On the catamarans you can observe and walk around the home of animals that have been hidden for hundreds of years, with an incredible variety and, thankfully, still immaculate.