In Galapagos you will have several tourist activities, especially activities in the sea, marine conservation and ecological activities. If you visit the Galapagos Islands you'll find out why they are called the Enchanted Islands.
In the Galapagos Islands, the most popular activities are:
Hiking in the Santa Fe Island, between Giant Opuntia cactus and Palo Santo forest. There you can appreciate endemic land iguanas, lava lizards, and colonies of sea lions. You can also make snorkeling and swimming. Also on Fernandina Island you can walk on rocks of black lava between marine iguanas. It is possible to observe the flightless cormorant, penguins, sea lions, pelicans and mangrove forests.
Isabella Island has uphill walks to Tagus Cove, path that goes around the Salt Lake of Darwin crater. The view in this place is extraordinary. In addition, you can be part of a boat trip where you can see penguins, flightless cormorant, boobies and pelicans. In addition in the Urbiba Bay you can walk on a black volcanic sand beach. In this place you can see colorful iguanas and giant Galapagos tortoises.
In Bartolomé Island you will find mesmerizing formations of lava and volcanic cones, in addition to visit the white sand beach, swimming and snorkeling. Also you can feel the incredible sensation of swimming next to the famous Galapagos penguins.
In Rábida Island you will enjoy the landscape: turquoise water surrounding the beautiful island. There is possible to walk around a beach with red sand and you can go on walking by a path on the way to the highest point of the island to gaze at the beautiful landscape.
There are activities such as the visit to the famous barrel mail, Barril de Correo, which is a postal service established during the 18th century by whalers. In addition, in Floreana Island you can see the colony of sea lions in La Lobería islet. As well, it is possible to visit Punta Cormorant that has a beach with olive water and white sand where sea turtles nest.
The Charles Darwin station is located in the Santa Cruz Island. At the station you will see the giant Galapagos tortoises. In addition to a hike to the upper parts of the island to visit the craters, enjoy the vegetation of Galápagos and observe exotic birds. In the city of Puerto Ayora you will find everything you need such as hotels, restaurants, bars, Internet, telephone, fax, naturalist guides and tourism operators.
In addition to trekking and exotic Galapagos fauna watching, another common tourist’s activity is navigation on cruises around the Galapagos Archipelago. If you prefer a cruise you will contemplate beautiful landscapes the Galapagos Islands have, in addition to having the opportunity of kayaking, snorkeling or practice diving in the Galapagos Marine Reserve.
The basic activities carried out in a visit to Galapagos are the walks along the Islands, as well as walks to different volcanoes and the appreciation of the diverse and exotic fauna the Islands have.
Wildlife includes the giant Galapagos tortoises, sea lions, terrestrial and marine iguanas, the incredible variety of Galapagos birds, including the famous Blue foot boobies, the flightless Cormorant, penguins, and the list goes on.