GALAPAGOS

Like nothing you've ever seen before

GALAPAGOS

Like nothing you've ever seen before

A trip to the Galapagos Islands will be the journey of your lifetime. Located 1,000 km from the Ecuadorian mainland, the archipelago consists of 13 major islands, 5 of which are inhabited.

The Island’s interesting volcanic geology, as well as its rich flora and fauna have been admired and studied by numerous travelers, scientists and nature-lovers. Scientists are still astonished due to the mystery of how such a large diversity of species could develop in a remote location like the Galapagos Islands.

This journey will undoubtedly change your vision of how mandkind and wildlife live together. Travel with us  and experience the marvel of playful sea lions, albatrosses, fiery red Sally Light-foot Crabs, and sneaky Friate birds. Be marveled by the beauty of the enchanted islands. -GalapagosIslands

General Information

Weather

23°C (73°F) to 30°C (86°F)

Anual Average
82°F (28°C)

Cuisine

Plantain Bolón
Ceviche
Encocado
Seafood rice

Airports

National Baltra Airport

Traditions

Fiestas de Provincialización
Fiestas Patronales
Santa Agueda

Destinations

Tortuga Bay
San Cristobal
Isabela
Puerto Ayora
Tintoreras

Main activities

Natural sightseeing
Surfing
Photography
Adventure Sports

Places not to miss

Tortuga Bay

Bahía Tortuga, “white-sand beauty” is one of the main recreational places of Galapagos National Park preferred by the locals and tourists. In this place you can find a small population of land turtles of the Pinzón island.

You’ll find it at the end of a 2.5km paved trail southwest of Puerto Ayora. This part of tortuga Bay is protected by a spit of land from the strong and dangerous currents on the exposed side. Here you are able to surf or just sunbathing, sharks are also visible, marine iguanas, pelicans and flamingo’s.

San Cristobal

It is the capital of the province. Near the pier a great number of sea lions may be observed. It has a population of 7,475 people based in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.  The upper part of the island is dedicated to activities like tourism, fishing, trade, agriculture and public services.

It is distinguished from other islands due to the the close coexistence between man and nature and the permanent presence of fresh water sources.

Isabela

Isabela island maintains a unique enchantment inside the populated islands of the archipelago,  tranquility is perceived while walking its sand streets and the natural surroundings close to the urban areas are the characteristic that makes Isabela unique.

The island’s rich fauna. It is home to more wild tortoises than all the other islands combined, with a separate species on each volcano. On the west coast of Isabela the upwelling of the nutrient-rich Cromwell Current creates a feeding ground for fish, whales and birds. These waters are the best place to observe whales. Simply amazing.

Puerto Ayora

The largest in terms of population and size, is a surprise to most visitors. Its geographic position has turned it into the main passenger distribution center to other islands.

Most of those who visit Puerto Ayora do not hesitate to recommend a quick stay in the village, where you can enjoy its sandy beaches, deep diving, ascents to mountains with their corresponding rewards in spectacular views, and its tropical climate.

Tintoreras

Las Tintoreras islet is located south of Puerto Villamil and the journey in boat is full of rocky landscapes with seabirds, Galapagos penguins, blue footed boobies and marine iguanas. Its unique waters receive visitors that swim besides sea lions and colorful fishes.

The journey by the path lasts for 45 minutes and there is a balcony in which one may occasionally observe Tiburones Tintoreras (Blue Sharks), that arrive to this crack of water to rest, for this reason it is not allowed to use the waters in this place.

Cuisine

Bolón

Bolon is a traditional dish of the coastal villages made of plantain and cheese.

Seafood Rice

Seafood rice is the perfect combination of the exquisit flavors of the sea  Worth trying.

Ceviche

Internationally recognized, the Ecuadorian Ceviche is a cold dish that blends the exquisit flavors of the sea. Just delicious

Encocado

Encocado is a flavorful sauce made from the coconut used to prepare seafood. A true delicacy.

Culture and Traditions

Fiestas de Provincialización

In Santa Cruz and San Cristóbal take place on February 18th of each year. It consists of the formation of cleaning committees of the islands, sports championships to promote physical activity and youth recreation with artistic, gastronomic festivals to involve the community. There are also parades, fairs and traditional dances.

Fiestas Patronales

Honor the (Virgen del Campo) and are held in the month of August. At the end of these celebrations, people gather around the cross to comment on past events and feasts

Santa Agueda

Have their beginning with the lighting of the bonfire in honor of Santa Agueda the night before her day. On this day sweet wine is consumed and the traditional buns are served to all attendees. The next day, on February 6th, the day of the Holy Aguedilla is celebrated. Masses, processions and parades of faith are held in which food is distributed to parishioners.