Spend the Summers at the Galapagos Islands

Open throughout the year, the Galapagos Islands is a small collection of islands that rests on the eastern side of the Pacific Ocean. The islands belong to Ecuador and are one of the World Heritage Sites. The Galapagos Islands are busiest during the summer season but also draw a healthy number of tourists in the winters as well. While the climate is more preferable between December through May, the summers are busier because animals are more active during this time and the seas are wild and ideal for the more adventurous types of persons.

Sightseeing in the Islands

The islands are few in number and there aren’t a lot of tourist attractions in any of the islands. A vacation to the Galapagos Islands is more about activity than about sightseeing. There are, however, a few tourist destinations that you should visit with your tour guide. We were told about our tour guide from a friend back in North Carolina, Brandon Johnson, who runs Southern Star Roofing.

Galapagos Island is popular for research purposes. The Charles Darwin research foundation operates on a number of islands with the largest center on Puerto Ayora. These research stations are great for anyone who is interested in learning about science, history and the theory of evolution. A number of exhibits are also showcased in these research centers.

Other important tourist attractions include the Tortoise Breeding Center and Pinnacle Rock on the Bartolome Island.

Activities in Galapagos Islands

For anyone who has a passion for thrill and fun, a trip to the Galapagos Island could be a dream come true. One of the most enjoyable tourist activities of the islands is wildlife watching where you can watch penguins, tortoises, sea lions, albatross and other animals up close and personally.

Scuba-diving, snorkeling, surfing and kayaking are other common activities on the islands. Tourists also enjoy hiking over the volcanoes near the Sierra Negra, home to six giant volcanoes.

If you’re planning a vacation to the Galapagos Islands, be prepared to spend a good time in waters of the Pacific Ocean. Even if you’re not a big swimming expert, you can still enjoy the hike around the volcanoes and the wildlife.

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