Destination EcoTourist: Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands – Your Date with Nature and Amazing Wildlife

If you are looking to experience the beauty of nature amidst the company of a variety of wildlife creates, you should definitely head over to the Galapagos Islands. This is an archipelago comprising of a cluster of 19 major islands and a few smaller islets, and located in the Pacific Ocean, some 620 miles off the coast of Ecuador.

Why should you visit these islands?

Majority of the land surface in this archipelago has been declared a National Park, and UNESCO has declared the islands as a World Heritage Site (WHS) in 1990. There are numerous different species of animals, birds, reptiles and other creatures that can be found on these islands. The marine life of the water bodies around these islands also offer great experiences that you are not going to forget. Moreover, the tourism packages to these islands offer vacationers the chance to interact with numerous animal species up close. Hence, if you want to enjoy the thrill of experiencing personal interaction with exotic wildlife, this archipelago off the coast of Ecuador should be your next holiday destination.

When is the best time to visit here?

This is entirely dependent on what kind of experiences you want to have and what you want to see. The months of June-August and December-January witness maximum tourists. The prices during these months also seem to be highest. The months through June to November are the best time to visit if you want to see exotic marine life. The temperatures of the water are around 70 degrees during these months, and attract great marine creatures such as hammerhead sharks, whale sharks and others. The months from December to May are usually rainy and followed by great sunshine. These weather conditions can bring out the many wildlife creatures on the islands, making your vacation even better.

Enjoy a plethora of conservatory parks around these islands

As mentioned earlier, these islands have been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and a majority of the land surface has been converted into wildlife conservatory parks. Only the already colonized areas have been allowed to remain with no further colonization being allowed. This has been done to preserve the innumerable flora and fauna species present on these islands as well as the surrounding water bodies. Hence, a family vacation to the Galapagos Islands can certainly be an experience of a lifetime. Be it your personal interaction with the wildlife on these islands or getting to witness the beautiful marine life around, you can be sure of experiences that you will definitely remember for a long time to come.