Amazing landscapes, a surprising variety of species and formations of volcanic origin that whisper a story of millions of years, are characteristics that fall in love with those who travel to the Galapagos Islands, a wilderness where there are almost two thousand unique species, including the famous land iguanas and the Galapagos sea lions.They are located in the Pacific Ocean a thousand kms from the coast of Ecuador, being its closest city Manta.
The nearest island is Isla Del Coco (Costa Rica) 720 kilometers to the north and Isla de Pascua (Chile) 3,200 kilometers to the south.Located in the Pacific Ocean roughly 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, the Galápagos Islands existed mostly untouched for millions of years as an all-star cast of plants and animals found their way there and thrived.
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.
The Galápagos Islands, in Ecuador, offer wildlife and landscapes found nowhere else on earth. But before you swim with the sea lions and marvel at dramatic evidence of the area’s volcanic provenance, you’ve got some planning to do. Our guide to the Galápagos Islands is your comprehensive starting point.