Are very much a work-in-progress. The islands that make up the archipelago were forged by hundreds of thousands of years of successive volcanic eruptions that continue today. Having literally risen from the sea, the Galapagos are in a position of near absolute isolation – perfect for evolution ad Mr. Darwin discovered. In 1979, UNESCO declared the Galapagos Islands a “Natural patrimony of Humanity” because of their incredible number of endemic species. They contain more distinct species of flora and fauna than any other place on earth. As a collection of volcanic island within a few hundred kilometers of the equator, the Galapagos provides incomparable landscapes and an exceptional climate
The Galapagos Islands, officially known as the Archipelago of Colon, sit in the Pacific Ocean 972 kilometers off the coast of Ecuador. The best way to explore the unparalleled natural wonders of the Galapagos is by small yacht. The archipelago covers approximately 8.000 km2 and consists of six main islands (Isabela, Cristobal, Santa Cruz, Floreana, Santiago and Fernandina), 12 smaller islands 42 islets, and countless small rock formations.
There are Two Seasons in the Islands:
• The hot season from December to May when humidity is high and average temperatures are in the 80s F (26 - 30 C).
• And the dry season from June to November. There may be occasional showers, but the days are generally hot and sunny.