Comprising 12 main islands and several islets, the Galapagos Islands are located 1,000 kilometers from the coast of Ecuador. And surprisingly, only 4 of them are inhabited: Holy Cross, San Cristobal, Isabela and florean.
THE archipelago It is one of the most attractive destinations today. This is because of the beauty of its seas, deserts, forests and its important historical value. In addition, as it was a living laboratory for the studies of Charles Darwin, it incites tourists from all over the world.
There is only one way to reach the Galapagos Islands: by airplane. The only airlines that fly the route are AeroGal or TAME. Both cost the same: $$450 from Quito.
With a very rich biodiversity, the islands are perfect for diving, as they are home to wild animals that do not exist anywhere else in the world. After all, a mine of ecological rarities, it enchants for its revealing treasures and for the mystery that gives rise to life.
Puerto Ayora it is the largest city among the islands and, consequently, the one with the best structure, number of shops and restaurants. The municipality is located on Santa Cruz Island.
For those looking for more tranquility and hotels on the sand, the ideal is to stay in Isabela. The island is also home to the largest number of animal species.
To get from one island to another there are two options: by boat or plane. But there is only one airline that flies between the islands, Emetebe. The advantage is that the trip is much faster and you can have a breathtaking aerial view of the region.
The advantage of going by boat is that the tour is much cheaper and there is still the possibility of taking the tours in the morning and afternoon.
In addition, among the main attractions of the islands are the observation of the flora and fauna of the place (such as the famous giant tortoises, birds of different species, iguanas, sea lions and a rich marine fauna). It is also possible to tour the islands and enjoy amazing landscapes between beaches and volcanoes.
As a result, the island is considered one of the best places in the world for scuba diving.
When is the best time to visit the Galapagos Islands?
Due to the reduced hours and the long distances between the islands, it is recommended to spend at least a week to get to know the most important tourist points of the archipelago.
The Galapagos Islands can be visited throughout the year, as the island's climate varies greatly. The predominant seasons are summer and winter.
During the summer (December to June) temperatures are around 30°, with daily but temporary rains. In winter (June to November) the temperature is around 24° during the day, with the temperature dropping at night.
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