The Galapagos Islands area situated in the Pacific Ocean some 1,000 km from the Ecuadorian coast. The Galapagos Islands and their surrounding waters form an Ecuadorian province, a national park, and a biological marine reserve. Main language here is Spanish. Located at the confluence of three ocean currents, the Galapagos are a ‘melting pot’ of marine species. After publication of the “Voyage of the Beagle” by Charles Darwin in 1839, the origin of the Galapagos has always been very interesting among people. The Galapagos marine reserve is the largest marine reserve in a developing country and the second largest in the world as per the UNESCO World Heritage site.
Must see species in the Galapagos are
There are no natural predators on Galápagos and thus the native animals are defenseless when they come across new predators. These new predators are cats, goats and cattle brought by the humans, and are a danger to the native animals at the Galapagos
How to reach Galapagos:
The two airports in Galapagos are in Baltra Island and San Cristobal Island. Two airlines that operate on these routes are TAME and AEROGAL. Flights departing from Quito stop in Guayaquil before continuing to the Galapagos Islands.