Enchanted Islands


Galapagos is a unique heritage in the world, there are about 7,200 marine and terrestrial species that inhabit the archipelago, traveling to the islands is rediscovering the origins of the earth and its evolution. Only 3% of the total land area is inhabited by human settlements, the rest of the territory is intended for conservation and research work. Here we tell you some interesting facts about this beautiful corner of the world…

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Galapagos Islands

Galapagos is an Ecuadorian archipelago declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, it is also a world-renowned National Park, it is one of the most unique tourist destinations in the world and home to unimaginable wildlife.

It is known as one of the most famous destinations in the world for the observation of marine fauna. Its isolated terrain is home to a diversity of animal and plant species, most of them endemic. It is iconic for naturalists and travelers, a living laboratory in which the geological processes of the planet can be verified directly, and the origins of its immense biodiversity.

The Galapagos Islands are part of Ecuador and are located in South America approximately 1000 km off the coast of Ecuador, in the Pacific Ocean.

Of volcanic origin, the islands were born from fire. Large volcanic eruptions led to small islands emerging to the surface, these same lava flows formed the islands we know today.

It is believed that Galapagos was initially a desert site, different animal and plant species were dragged into the sea from continental rivers, floating on ocean currents, reaching different islands of the archipelago. These species adapted to their new reality and made each island their new home, unique subspecies began to evolve depending on the different food sources and habitats they were found in.

More than 233 islands, islets and rocks make up the Galapagos archipelago.

7 major islands: Isabela, Santa Cruz, Fernandina, Santiago, San Cristóbal, Floreana and Marchena; 14 minor islands: Española, Pinta, Baltra, Santa Fé, Pinzón, Genovesa, Rábida, North Seymour, Wolf, Tortuga, Bartolomé, Darwin, Daphne Mayor and South Plaza; 12 additional islands; 64 islets and 136 rocks. Thanks to its isolation, and millions of years of evolution, today it has a variety of pristine and unique ecosystems in the world. Only 3% of the total land area is inhabited by human settlements, on the islands of Santa Cruz, San Cristóbal, Isabela and Floreana.

Galapagos hosts an impressive diversity of land and marine fauna, some of the most iconic land species of Galapagos are: Galapagos giant tortoise, land iguana, marine iguana, Darwin’s finch, blue-footed booby, sea lion, Galapagos penguin, flightless cormorant, Galapagos albatross, frigatebird among others. These creatures are famous for not being afraid of humans, thus creating one of the most up close and personal wildlife experiences in the world.

Galapagos is reached by air, there are daily flights that take off from Quito and Guayaquil. Currently three airlines operate in Galapagos: Ecuair, Avianca and Latam, the flights arrive at the airports of San Cristóbal and Baltra.

Cradle of the famous Theory of Evolution developed by the English naturalist Charles Darwin who, thanks to the observation of the iconic finches, was able to develop and shape the ideas that would be exposed in his masterpiece “The Origin of Species” in the year 1859 .