Prepare your trip to the Galapagos Islands: conditions, routes and important data. Vacations to the Galapagos Islands September 2018.
The Galapagos Islands are the perfect destination for families who want to have a trip that will change their lives. It is not simply a holiday trip like any other, but a unique adventure in one of our ships that will allow you to see the islands and islets of this wonderful place.
Although the islands are located in Ecuador, the sea temperature varies greatly, between 78 and 27 degrees Celsius throughout the year. Its climate is influenced by the temperature of the surface and the marine currents, which generates microclimates that influence the particular environments of each island. The islands in the same way face drastic changes in temperature and each season has its own peculiarities. The period of time from January to March is the rainy months, with March being the hottest month of the year.
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During this season there are a lot of plants, and the temperature of the ocean is ideal for diving. 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 greatly reduced, being the perfect season to see the oceanic fauna, since the animals prefer cold currents.
If you need a short summary of what you can find by touring the famous Galapagos Islands on a cruise for a week, we show you some of the points of interest that you can get to know. In case of doubts about the conditions of the trip and the days of duration, please contact us.
Santa Cruz Island: Thanks to its location in the center and its proximity to the Baltra airport, is one of best known Galapagos tourist places, housing the city with the largest population of all, from where they leave the most of the boats visiting other islands and islets. One of its biggest tourist attractions is The Station Scientific Darwin, a center of scientific research open to the visitors, where is possible observe terrestrial lizards and turtles of big magnitude. Another site that highlights in Santa Cruz Island corresponds to Turtle Bay, paradise white sands beach and crystal clear waters, to the coasts arrived hundreds of turtles to lay their eggs.
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.
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 wildest nature
In our catamarans it is possible to observe and go into the habitat of animal species that have been hidden for millennia, with a splendid richness and, luckily, immaculate.