THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Galapagos is perhaps the most fascinating zoological, botanical and geological wonder in the world. The oldest animals of the Universe are here like the giant tortoises that live more than 100 years, other reptiles of prehistoric appearance like the land and the marine iguanas. Penguins and sea lions can be seen swimming in the blue sea. Most of the birds of the archipelago are endemic, such as blue-footed and masked boobies, Galapagos hawks, pelicans, Darwin's finches. The cleaned flamingos that have made the islands a special habitat, the frigates and the cormorants, are some of the wonders of the animals of this natural laboratory. In addition to an impressive endemic flora and unique in the world, make this place a true paradise, declared by UNESCO a Natural World Heritage Site.
The Galapagos Islands are a destination most consider the trip of a lifetime. Made famous by Charles Darwin and his theories of evolution, the 19 different islands are a living sanctuary of various land and marine species. The Archipelago is located in the middle of three ocean currents, creating a fusion of great diversity in the species found. One cannot forget how the Islands were formed by volcanic activity that continues to this day, which also plays a large role in how the animal and plant species have adapted in order to continue to evolve.
Rules of visit of the National Park and Marine Reserve of Galapagos
Keep a distance of 2 meters from the fauna including the cameras.
Do not touch or feed the fauna.
Do not remove elements from the ecosystem.
Do not smoke, do not drink alcohol, or make bonfires.
Walk inside the trails.
Take pictures without flash. Professional films and drones need authorization.
Camp in designated sites, with prior authorization.
Use authorized experiential fishing vessels.
Do not introduce elements external to the ecosystem.
Do not use motorized water vehicles, submarines, or air travel.
* Failure to comply with these rules is subject to sanctions.*
When is the best time to visit the Galapagos?
The Galapagos Islands can be visited during any time of the year, its most temperate season is between the months of December and May, during this time the sky is always clear, and the sun shines with great intensity. However, if your interest is to dive in impressive places, the best time to visit the Galapagos is between June and November. In this time the temperature drops, but it offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy the best of the Galápagos marine reserve.
Pleasant climate throughout the year.
Despite being on the equator, the climate is not tropical.
Temperatures range between 69 ° -84 ° F / 21 ° -30 ° C
Temperate season Jan-Jun.
Dry season Jul-Dec.