Galapagos Islands are a part of the country of Ecuador. They are situated in the Pacific Ocean west of northern South America. The islands emerged from the bottom of the sea in the form of astonishing volcanic upheavals. Below are 7 things to do in the Galapagos Islands.
- 97% of the Galapagos is a national park
- Galapagos has active volcanoes
- Unique wildlife
- Boobie (Seabirds that can be either red-footed or blue-footed)
- It is the only place in the Northern Hemisphere where you can see penguins in their natural habitat
- Marine iguanas are excellent swimmers
- Anytime is a great time to visit
- The amount of daylight remains the same all year round
- Witness Giant Tortoises
- Swim with sea turtles
- 800 species of mollusks and over 400 species of fish
- Wild animals have little fear of humans
Things to Do:
1- Tortuga Bay Beach
We highly recommend visiting Tortuga Bay Beach, where you will be able to go swimming in the turquoise waters, kayaking, or even snorkeling. A variety of sea birds can be spotted amongst, a bunch of other sea creatures, lizards, mockingbirds, iguanas, boobies, sea lions, and even flamingos.
How to get there? Take a $10 boat ride from Puerto Ayora docks to Tortuga Bay Beach.
2- Rancho Pimicias
One of the animals that is the most famous to go and see in the Galapagos islands is Giant Tortoises and the best way to see them is to buy a $5 pass to visit Rancho Pimicias, a privately owned animal sanctuary. You will also get to wander through its’ lava tunnels.
3- El Chato Tortoise Reserve
El Chato Tortoise Reserve is another great place to spot Giant Tortoises, however this time in a natural habitat.
4- La Loberia
There are many things to do at La Loberia, from watching the sunset to snorkeling with sea lions or even surfing. Sea lions and iguanas lay around all day on the rocks in the water, and if you are lucky, they will even swim with you!
The calm waters of the Galapagos make for a perfect place to go kayaking or paddle boarding. You can witness the rugged coastlines and hidden bays all on a kayak.
6- Bird Watching
Watching birds will be inevitable on your Galapagos Island vacation, as there are frigates, blue-footed boobies, and seagulls almost everywhere.
7- Sierra Negra Volcano
The Sierra Negra Volcano is at the southeastern end of Isabela Island. This volcano is active, and the name translates to Black Mountain.
Have you ever been to Galapagos Islands? We listed 7 things to do in the Galapagos Islands.
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