Envisage discovering and exploring the spectacular biodiversity of the Galapagos Islands! Art in Voyage brings you an essential experience of the ethereal sensation. Situated in the Pacific Ocean and included as a part of Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands are remarkable in beauty and authenticity. In this blog, we talk about the diversity of various destinations, including Quito, Santa Cruz Island, San Cristobal Island, Espanol Island, Sante Fe Island, Baltra Island, and South Plaza Island.
The Capital City of Ecuador, Quito
Quito boasts a warm and relaxed atmosphere and is situated high in the Andes amid misty mountain peaks. Bustling streets overflowing with Ecuadorian Sierra culture are a joy to behold. Expect to encounter quirky shamanistic healers and fourth-generation hatmakers as you roam the vibrant as well as sophisticated nightlife scene. Filled with architectural treasures, the ‘Old Town’ is the city’s crowning jewel and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Peppered with restored 17th-century facades and churches brimming with art, Quito is invariably charming.
Santa Cruz Island
The Island of Island of Santa Cruz will interest any traveler! As one of the largest and most developed towns in the Galapagos, you can visit the Darwin Research Center, learn about the World War II remnants and explore giant pit craters. Las Bachas, a majestic swimming beach located on the north shore is speckled with natural wonders. You could spot flamingos, Sally Lightfoot crabs, whimbrels, and nesting sea turtles! Whether you are hiking to enjoy the awe-inspiring views or relaxing on the pristine beaches, Santa Cruz Island is a destination electrified by magical nature.
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San Cristobal Island
San Cristobal Island is home to Cerro Brujo, a pristine white-sand beach that teams with life! Here, you can see blue-footed boobies (a type of marine bird), brown pelicans, marine iguanas, dolphins and sea lions. Venture to Kicker Rock, excellent for diving or snorkeling and one of the first sites visited by the great naturalist Charles Darwin. Immerse yourself in the turquoise waters amid large rays, hammerhead sharks and a plethora of colorful reef fish.
Santa Fe Island
Santa Fe Island, stunning and unique, offers an abundance of pursuits. Located in the center of the Galapagos archipelago, Santa Fe Island is relatively flat, having been formed by an uplift, rather than a volcanic eruption. Interestingly, there is a group of land iguana that can only be found on Sante Fe Island. Alongside the scuttling iguanas, you will find sea lions resting in the sunshine.
Baltra, the gateway to the Galapagos Islands is a small, flat, rocky island with an interesting history and an abundance of wildlife. With exquisite attractions and outstanding fauna and flora, the Island offers nature at its finest.
Española is an island that has made a tremendous contribution to the conservation of a giant tortoise species that was on the brink of extinction! With an array of other unique wildlife, including the endemic Española mockingbird, lava lizard, and waved albatross, we recommend that you keep your camera at the ready.