The Galapagos Islands or Archipelago of Columbus is a province of Ecuador, located 1000 kilometers west of the Ecuadorian coast. Depends directly on Ecuador.
The GalapagosArchipelago is one of the largest scientific and tourist attractions in Ecuador.
The Galapagos Islands are famous for their many endemic species and the studies of Charles Darwin that led him to establishhis theory of evolution by natural selection.
The flora and fauna found there is unique and it can not find anywhere else in the world.
The wildlife consists mainly of birds, mammals andreptiles. In the Galapagos there are no amphibians. Its rich marine life makes the islands a unique site.
In some areas of the Galapagos Marine Reserve is possible to dive deep and surface contactwith the amazing marine spectacle archipelago of coral reefs, whales, whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, rays, manta rays, sword fish, turtles.
All ships offer the possibility of taking asea kayak, with which you can have much more fun in the areas where its use is permitted.
On the islands there are excellent underwater sites, you can snorkel almost every day. Theplayful sea lions come and do all kinds of movement around him.
Snorkeling need not be an expert swimmer because there are people in charge of instructing.
The Galapagos offer excellentphoto opportunities.
The possibility of getting close to animals at a distance of two or three meters, allows the photographer to get great pictures.
A camera for underwater photography is alsoan excellent idea
The Galapagos Islands have two seasons throughout the year.
"The rainy season from January to May, is characterized by warm temperatures between 23 and 27 ° C andsunny days.
"The cold season from June to December, with temperatures dropping to 19 ° C or less, is caused by the cold Humboldt Current
The terrestrial ecosystems of the islands...