Come Experience the Galapagos Islands!
This archipelago is home to dozens of unique species which only exist here. Amazingly, the one thing that the Galapagos Islands lacks is natural predators. For this reason, you are able to get up close with beauties like giant sea tortoises and sea lions because they haven’t developed a fear towards humans. With warm climate all-year round and surrounding crystal clear waters, the Galapagos is paradise for scuba divers, snorkellers, and beach bums alike.
Come enjoy the island life, greener pastures, and even volcano climbing on your trip here. The best way to experience the entirety of these islands, especially the remote ones, would be with a Galapagos Tour. Besides going on expeditions by land, we also offer cruises so you can stay comfortably at sea!
Galapagos Islands Attractions
Santa Cruz Island
- Las Bachas – White sandy beach where nesting turtles can be seen.
- The Highlands – Get up close and personal with giant turtles.
- Las Loberias – A picturesque little cove to observe iguanas and sea lions.
- James Bay – Entry point to explore the flora and fauna of Isabela island.
- Urbina Bay – Dive in and swim with sea lions!
- Punta Espinosa – Excellent spot for observing marine iguanas.
- Famous for its abundance of unique birdlife, including red-footed boobies, Nazca boobies, and frigate birds.
How do I get to the Galapagos Islands?
The Galapagos Islands are a series of sparsely inhabited volcanic islands, located 1,000km off the coast of Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean. To get to the Galapagos, you need to already be in Ecuador. You can choose to fly from the capital city of Quito (UIO), or from Guayaquil (GYE).
Your best option is to fly into Baltra Island. From there, take a bus and ferry ride to Santa Cruz Island, where most cruises start. (The other option is to fly into San Cristobal Island.)
For an extensive read on everything you need to know about the Galapagos Islands, you can refer to our blog post here.
When should I go to the Galapagos Islands?
There is no bad time to visit the Galapagos Islands. Every season has its own charms. Some creatures are only present on the islands seasonally, in which case if you desire to see something specific, it would be wise to check with your Galapagos luxury tour operator.
January to May – Warmer and wetter. These climate conditions are more dynamic and the wildlife often responds.
June to December – Cooler and dryer. The weather is a bit greyer, the seas rougher, the waters colder. However, for experienced divers, this is the best time to spot crazy marine life, such as hammerhead sharks and even whale sharks!
There are 20 islands of the Galapagos, each being at least one kilometre (0.6mi) across, with 7 small and 13 main islands. And then there are numerous islets; small and uninhabited, but perfect for visiting to see what creatures they host. A good way to visit the more remote islets is on a Galapagos lslands tour.
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