Searching for info about top destinations in Galapagos? The Galapagos Islands are an archipelago of volcanic islands that are a part of Ecuador. The islands are rich in biodiversity and known for their extensive collection of flora and fauna. Some of the more popular activities in the Galapagos Islands include exploring volcanoes, looking out for unique species of birds, or partaking in water sports such as surfing and snorkeling.
This beautiful island of Floreana in Galapagos is known for Post Office Bay that allows you to visit popular wooden barrel. Whalers had set up a postal service in 18th century here. Also, discover coral formations at Champion and Devil’s Crown and enjoy the thrill of snorkeling. At La Loberia islet, you can watch colonies of sea lions and big parasitic cones over the landscape. Baltra is one of the smallest islands in Galapagos. This island has the main airport, where you can land in this province from the mainland Ecuador. In the north of this exquisite island, you can explore Mosquera, an amazing sandy bank and abode of sea lions’ colonies. Read additional info at Galapagos Last Minute Availability.
A highlight for many visitors to the Galapagos Islands, snorkeling is the chance to get up-close and personal with the wildlife of the seas. Unlike Scuba Diving you do not need training to snorkel, however, due to the nature of the Pacific Ocean and the currents around the islands as well as the conservation concerns about the reef, you will be briefed thoroughly before the activity. It is recommended that you snorkel with a “buddy” or a group and that you bring an underwater camera for shots of green sea turtles, the world’s smallest penguin and some beautiful reef fish! Most creatures on the islands have very little fear of humans as they evolved in relative isolation, but if you come across a sea lion bull do not touch him even if he touches you.
The Wall of Tears, or El Muro de las Lagrimas as it is known locally, is a site on Isabela Island that has a sad history. Proving that one man’s paradise is another man’s prison, 300 prisoners and thirty policemen were transported to Isabela Island in 1946 to create a penal colony far from the mainland. The prisoners worked under the hot sun to cut out large volcanic rocks and build the prison. It was never completed, and what remains today is a grim wall structure that is over 100 meters long and eight meters high. The story behind it really takes visitors on a journey of the land’s past. Visitors can climb to the top of the wall and take some stunning photographs of the surrounding area from a more aerial view.
Nemo Galapagos is a family-owned business sailing the Galapagos Islands since 1985. Do you want to experience something outstanding? In this case a Galapagos Islands cruise can be the best experience of your life! If you enjoy nature and prefer to watch it from a comfortable setting – then a Galapagos cruise is just what you need. We are Nemo Galapagos Latintour, the boat owner and operator with over 30 years of experience in Galapagos cruises. With us you can rest assured that your Galapagos cruise with us will be your best cruise ever. Find additional details at Galapagos Cruise Recommendations.