The Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos Islands have unique natural characteristics that make them one of the most important tourist destinations in the world. Located 620 miles from the American continent on the equatorial line, the archipelago consists of 13 main islands, 5 of which are inhabited.
The intense geological and volcanic activity of the islands, as well as their rich flora and fauna have been admired and studied by adventurers, scientists and nature lovers for generations. Even today, the scientific community still faces the mystery of how this great diversity of species could develop in such a remote place.
Feel like in a Discovery Channel documentary while walking among the many animals that live and grow without fear of humans in a pristine environment jealously preserved. This magical relationship between visitors and the endemic fauna is the main reason why tourists and nature lovers choose a Galapagos Islands vacation, having them on their bucket list.
One of the first to visit the Enchanted Islands was none other than Charles Darwin, who was fascinated by the natural history of the archipelago. His five-week stay gave impetus to his famous theory of evolution that revolutionized the understanding of the processes of adaptation of all species on Earth.
The Galapagos Islands are blessed with a pleasant climate throughout the year so there is no "better" time to visit them. Still, you can take into account some factors, such as the High Season vs. Low season, or the weather; which varies slightly between dry and wet seasons, each with special characteristics for land and marine fauna.
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|The Galapagos Islands|
|Location||Pacific Ocean, 620 miles to the west of Ecuador||Area||7,880 km2 (3,040 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||1,707 m (5,600 ft)||Population||26,640 (2012)|