We have already spoken on several occasions about the wonderful landscapes and paradises that exist all over the world and that offer you the perfect vacations according to your tastes to travel. You can choose large cities, small towns with a lot of charm, paradisiacal islands … And today I would like to talk about this last point since we are going to travel, even if only mentally, to the Galapagos Islands .
Belonging to Ecuador , one of the South American countries with more and better natural landscapes, these islands are very famous throughout the world and millions of people visit them every year. In addition to its spectacular beaches, its giant tortoises are also very famous and that you can see in many of its waters, enjoying as well as seeing them in their natural habitat. It is about 1,000 kilometers from Ecuador and the easiest way to get there is from Quito or Guayaquil. A spectacular Natural Reserve of turtles that was declared a World Heritage Site in 1984.
The Galapagos Islands are made up of 15 islands and there are 2 airports, San Cristóbal and Baltra. The one in Baltra is the one with the most flights since it is in Santa Cruz , the island where there are more hotels, a more complete tourist area and where most tourists go. If you only want tranquility, the best thing is that you go to another island as it will be equally paradisiacal but much quieter.
Being part of a National Park you will have to pay a tax when you visit it (as long as you are a foreigner). They are about $ 100 and a transit fee of about $ 10 that will allow you to move between any of the islands. There are many routes to get to know the different islands, and normally in 2 days you can see them all, although if you want to enjoy them to the fullest it is best to stay there. A stay of at least 4 nights will give you time to see them all calmly and also to enjoy them.
In these islands you can do many excursions, and the most famous are those of the lava volcanoes, the Bay of Turtles or the Charles Darwin station (studies are carried out there to protect all the animal species that inhabit the islands). You also have other excursions such as going to Garrapatero beach, Bartolomé Island or the Bahia Tour, which is a route that takes you through several nearby islands in a boat.