Galapagos islands

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The Galapagos Islands are an archipielago of volcanic islands distributed around the equator in the Pacific Ocean, 972 km west of South America. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site: wildlife is itsmost notable feature.
It is surrounding waters are part of a province, a national park, and a biological marine reserve. The principal language in the island is Spanish, and it has a population ofaround 23,000.
These islands are geologically young and famed for their vast number of endemic species…
The group consists of 15 main islands, 3 smaller islands, and 107 rocks and islets, and they arelocated at the Galapagos Triple Junction.
Until 1986, Baltra Airport was the only airport serving the Galápagos. Now there are two airports which receive flights from the continent,the other located on San Cristóbal Island. Private planes flying to Galápagos must fly to Baltra as it is the only airport with facilities for planes overnight.
Arriving into Baltra all visitors areimmediately transported by bus to one of two docks. The first dock is located in a small bay where the boats cruising Galápagos await passengers. The second is a ferry dock which connects Baltra tothe island of Santa Cruz. Visiting the island you may to give way to a passing sea lion or marine iguana. Flocks of pelicans and swallow tailed gulls feed off shore and seasonally masked boobies canalso be seen.

Baltra Island: It is in the center of Galapagos, and it is very arid and vegetation consists of salt bushes, prickly pear cacti and palo santo trees.
Bartolomé Island:is a volcanic islet just off the east coast of Santiago Island in the Galapagos inlands group. It is one of the “younger” islands in the Galapagos archipelagos.
Darwin Island: This inland is namedafter Charles Darwin, Here fur seals, frigates, Marine iguanas, sea lions, whales, turtles…
Española Island: Its name was given in honor of Spain. Española is the oldest island and it has a large...
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