Galápagos Islands
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Galapagos Islands

This privileged and unique marine ecology and UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site (2001), was the inspiration on Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection.

Be amazed like nowhere else by this exotic paradise considered anUltimate “Bucket List” Trip. (USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice).

Officially known as “Archipiélago de Colón”, the Galapagos Islands are a series of volcanic islands that straddle either side of Equator about 926 kilometers (575 miles) west of Mainland Ecuador. They are part of an Ecuadorian province, a national park, and a biological marine reserve. They have a population of 25,000 Spanish speaking people. Below are just a few interesting facts that may seduce you to visit them:

  • The convergence of four ocean currents including Equatorial, Cromwell, Humboldt, and Panama has resulted in the unpredictability of the climate of the Islands and the main cause of such an incredible biodiversity.
  • The Darwinian Theory of Specie`s Evolution was mostly fomented by the study of the Galapagos Islands.
  • The Movement of Pacific, Cocos and Nazca tectonic plates is what formed the islands. The last movement of the plates was in April, 2009. The movement has resulted in 13 volcanic eruptions.
  • The Marine Iguanas found in the Islands are the only known lizards that can swim.
  • Meet the only Cormorants of the world that can’t fly. The Cormorants on the islands have grown too huge that they are unable to fly.

As the facts above has shown you, Galapagos Islands is easily the most interesting, unique and well preserved place on earth. They are located in a solitary ocean basin where the destructive humans could not easily access it. Thus, it has remained largely unhampered. If I were you, I would head to the islands on the next holiday before the rest of tourists discover it and affect its allure of exclusivity…