Get to know Darwin Island, Puerto Cruz, Ranchos of Santa Cruz and other tourist sites on the Galapagos Islands. Tourism to Galapagos Islands for February 14
The Galapagos Islands, known worldwide, are the result of continuous volcanic eruptions that continue to happen today. Due to unique location they have allowed the appearance of animal and vegetal species unique in the world, of a beauty very difficult to describe. This is why they are one of the favorite destinations for travelers who love nature and wildlife.
Although the islands are located in Ecuador, the sea temperature varies greatly, between 7 and 27 degrees depending on the season. Weather is determined by the temperature of ocean currents, which creates microclimates that change the particular habitats of each island. The islands in the same way face drastic changes of temperature and almost every month has its peculiarities.
The periods from January to March are the months with the highest temperature and humidity, March being the warmest month of the year. In the humid season plants abound, and the pleasant water temperature is ideal for marine sports. From July to September we find less rain and the islands are less humid, but cooler, the water temperature descents to a great level, being the perfect season to see ocean life, since the animals prefer cool currents.
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These are several of the magical tourist attractions that can be visited in some of our trips through the Galapagos Islands. You can make your reservation online and receive a discount if you pay in advance. Do not miss the opportunity to know one of the most beautiful places on the planet. If you are looking for cruises for families, couples or individual trips, GalapagosInformation.com is the best choice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Paradise on Earth
In our catamaran trips we can observe and enter the home of species that have been hidden for centuries, with a wealth unimaginable and practically still intact.