Main attractions of Galapagos Islands

Many famous and very beautiful attractions of the Galapagos Islands must necessarily be visited not only by lovers of nature, but by every traveler who likes adventures. The Galapagos Islands are located on the equator and belong to the attractions in Ecuador.

Located nearly 1000 kilometers from the nearest continental land. The climate is not typical equatorial because of the cold Pacific currents that sweep through the islands. The Galapagos Islands are volcanic in character, six of which are large and well-known people, and about a hundred were scattered near them, but entering the protected area.

The great popularity of the archipelago comes after the visit of Charles Darwin and the publication of his book "The Origin of Species".

 The largest island Isabela can see six volcanoes, of which four are active. In Isabela Island passes the equator exactly where the highest point of the volcano Wolf. A million years ago volcanoes: Cerro Azul, Alcedo, Ecuador, Darwin, Sierra Negra and Wolf almost simultaneously rise above the ocean surface and merge into a kind of shield from frozen magma. Bookmark and Share

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Natural attractions in Galapagos Islands

Isabela Island is an example of geology, because here can be traced all geological events from the creation of the Galapagos Islands.

Santa Cruz Island is the second largest island, which is located in the middle of the archipelago. This is the most populated island in the main city and port of Puerto Ayora. Only a few kilometers from Puerto Ayora to the west you can visit Tortuga Bay. Walking path is well developed and flat. In a little luck you can see live in their natural environment iguanas, flamingos, Galapagos crabs, mangroves, many famous large Galapagos turtles and reef sharks in the water. The third island, which will stop your attention is the island San Cristobal.

This island is located in the eastern part of the Galapagos Islands with the oldest geological history. This is the first place you visit Charles Darwin and the only source of drinking water in the archipelago. In the western part of San Cristobal is the town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, and near the airport and the only connection with the rest of the world. Offered a tour of the island by motor yacht monitoring colony of frigate birds, colonies of sea lions and diving in coastal reefs. Floreana Island is a favorite spot for snorkeling.

There are also tour around the island and observation of sea lions, sea turtles, sharks and an abundance of coral formations. Fernandina Island is the third largest island in the archipelago. Since last volcanic activity was in 2009, the island of Fernandina can not boast a rich flora and fauna. Even tourists rarely visit this place because of the security measures taken.

And the last of the large Galapagos Islands said island Santiago. This is the most beautiful and most unspoiled island in the Galapagos. Pleasant to walk by tourists in good time doing incredibly beautiful pictures of the Galapagos Islands. An interesting fact is the absence of fear of marine iguanas and sea lions when they see a man.

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