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Galápagos National Park

41 reviews of Galápagos National Park

Joanjo Fontanet

An incredible place

Excellent

The Galapagos Islands, or "Archipelago de Colón" as it's officially known in Spanish, are found about 1000 kilometers of the Ecuadorian coast in the Pacific Ocean. They're famous for their biological diversity and for being one of the places after which Darwin based his theory of evolution. That aside, it's an incredible place to see giant turtles in their natural habitat and go diving with fish and sharks.

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Jesse OC

Evolving on the Galapagos

Six hundred miles from the Ecuadorian coast, at the intersection of the Humboldt and Cromwell ocean currents, along the equator, sits the famous archipelago whose diverse array of flora and fauna has conclusively shown the immutable logic of evolutionary change and the unstoppable resiliency of life itself.

From times immemorial, the island has welcomed visitors of all varieties. Armed with their cameras and guidebooks, skin glistening with sun-tanned lotion, sporting big, black rimmed glasses, they disembark their luxury cruise boats and hop onshore to Puerto Moreno, the largest town on Isla San Cristobal. Travel to the Galapagos Islands hits the wallet hard and most visitors have deep-pockets. We watch them walk through San Cristobal’s quiet streets snapping photos of the huge sausage-like sea-lions dozing on the beaches. Their children marvel at the lobster-red crabs clinging furiously to the sides of slippery boulders pummeled by wave after wave. On the fence, sits a bemused pelican, beak protruding like Pinocchio’s balaclava, overlooking the crabs, possibly mustering the courage to take a bite. A scaly iguana darts in between the rocks flashing his tongue.

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David Gonzalez

Galapagos

All the animals in Galapagos have a character difficult to describe. It really is like they pose for pictures yet don't even notice we are there. Evolution.

+6
Cam William MacArthur

The final frontier of preservation

I recently had the opportunity to visit the Galapagos Islands. It completely opened my eyes to the beauty which is preservation. The animals there had no fear of humans, no predators, nothing. The only place in the world where the entire ecosystem is predator-free.

Virginia cirino

Experience the Origin of Life...

I traveled to Galapagos with my family. I always wanted to see the islands that they have so much historic value. Loved the sea port with the fishing boats used by locals.

nahuel98

Wonderful experience

It was a wonderful experience: the nature, the people, the view, the surf, everything was perfect. My family and I went snorkeling and scuba diving, we relaxed and all had a great time. It's a perfect place for the whole family

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Rodamons

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