This time we propose to know the archipelago of the Galapagos Islands , belonging to Ecuador and for its abundant wildlife and spectacular nature has become a tourist destination for all nature lovers.

Where are the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos are located in the Pacific Ocean about 1000 km. the coast and belong to Ecuador,

Ecuador  is a small country but that, however, boasts a variety of treasures and attractions for travelers. In addition to its charming towns of colonial architecture , its Quechua villages, the spectacular Andean peaks or the Amazon jungle , we offers a natural paradise in the fascinating volcanic landscapes of the islands , that today we will know a little more for who decides to visit this incredible archipelago.

The Galapagos Islands, Know themHow are the Galapagos

All islands are just as wonderful and mysterious. Although its name from the famous tortoise or Galapagos giant is not the only exotic species that we find in the islands, as we are before which is considered the largest natural laboratory in the world . And in the Galapagos we will find a huge variety of marine, terrestrial and bird life. An incredible for both nature lovers and for those who want to live a unique experience they will not forget in all his life.

The Galapagos Archipelago or Colon is considered a Natural Heritage , though for centuries it was land of pirates . Located nearly 1,000 kilometers from Ecuador, it consists of 13 large islands , 6 of medium size and a total of 215 small islands and small rocky promontories that are distributed around the line of terrestrial Ecuador.

However, only 5 of the islands are inhabited , which has managed to maintain its special ecosystem, always betting on a type of sustainable tourism . Nature lovers, tourists, scientists and photographers visit the Galapagos each year to meet its amazing volcanic geology, its rich flora and spectacular wildlife .

Place of study for scientists, the archipelago of the Galapagos Islands is also a haven of peace in which to enjoy fascinating landscapes that will remain engraved forever in our retinas. Among the first famous visitors of the islands probably the most prominent and important was Charles Darwin , who was fascinated by the natural history of the archipelago. His stay over a month in fact led to the famous theory of evolution.

When it is best to visit the Galapagos Islands?

If you do not want to wait any longer and you want to visit the Galapagos already, do not worry about the time of year, because you can visit throughout the year and they have a pleasant weather throughout the four seasons. However in this archipelago we can consider that there are two major climatic periods, the dry season from April June and the wet season and the hot season would go from June to December.

Although as we say during every month of the year enjoy a pleasant climate, if we refine saying that the best months to visit the Galapagos would be that elapse between the change from one season to another.

In this way we can live the journey of our lives surrounded by giant turtles, a huge variety of birds and marine animals such as sea lions, dolphins, whales and thousands of types of fish. In addition, the islands offer endless beaches white and crystalline waters , and all sorts of routes for hikers. We may also enjoy discovering the rich underwater life and practicing water sports . This is one of the best places in the world for diving and snorkeling.

We hope you will be excited to visit this wonderful archipelago of the Galapagos and if you do not forget to tell us how your experiences.