Galapagos, the Ecuador Islands for an Unforgettable Vacation

There’s every good reason why the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador always come near the top of every traveler’s bucket list. Perhaps you already are aware of the islands’ history with Darwin but that’s not what this is all about. There’s more to these famous Ecuadorian Islands than Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. Of course, history enthusiasts and biologists love coming here to learn more about his work. However, travelers from across the world visit the Galapagos archipelago for its unique landscapes, rich wildlife, pristine ecosystems, fantastic marine species, diverse types of beaches, and more.

Often referred to as the “living laboratory of the evolution,” the Galapagos Islands make the perfect destination for travelers of all ages alike. Here’s why you should head to Ecuador and visit this destination.

Spectacular, White-sand Beaches

Of course, you’re looking for a tropical paradise where you can unwind, relax, and take a dip in warm-turquoise waters. Well, that’s exactly what describes what the Galapagos Islands have to offer. The Islands feature secluded and remote beaches which allow visitors to enjoy exclusivity and privacy in a peaceful and quiet environment. The fact that the Islands are World Heritage Sites means they are protected and safe. The number of visitors coming to the Ecuador Islands is usually restricted which means you won’t have to worry about huge crowds, no matter the season you visit. Activities you can enjoy include swimming, kayaking, and snorkeling.

Wildlife

Very few destinations around the world feature giant tortoises and penguins by the beach side. The animals on these Islands enjoy the scenery with humans without any disturbance which means you can easily swim with a Galapagos penguin and even take pictures with or snorkel with sea lions and other animals. If you love exploring wildlife you might want to choose an itinerary that will include most of the big fifteen animal species here.

Volcanoes

Some of the Islands that travelers visit to explore the spectacular volcano landscape include Sierra Negra, the Fernandina Island, Volcan Wolf, Genovesa Island, and Daphne Major. Volcanoes are a major highlight on this Galapagos archipelago. A must-see and explore volcano is the one in Volcan Wolf as it’s the highest with a steep incline. All the volcanoes on these islands often show some degree of activity each year. You can’t miss that!

Authentic Cuisine

When on your Galapagos vacation, make sure you’ve spent some time at the eateries here so you can enjoy the diverse local food offered. Each of the Islands offers their own unique food. Most of the dishes feature plenty of seafood such as sea cucumber, tilapia, crab, and lobster. Don’t leave before trying out fish marinated in lemon (often referred to as ceviche) and fish soup (encebollado). Popular fruits here include tree tomato, guanabana, papaya, and blackberry.

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