As you wade through colonies of blue-footed boobies, magnificent frigatebirds and swallow-tail gulls on North Seymour Island, watch carefully for the sharp black feathers and bright red chest of the Galapagos Great Frigatebird. The Galapagos Islands are the proud home of some of the greatest wonders of the natural world, but the great frigatebird is certainly near the top of this list. However, it is a rare visitor to the islands, not because its does not prefer these stunning shores to others, but because it spends months at a time in flight, soaring over the vast Pacific Ocean before ever landing on solid ground. From time to time, though, they must come down to nest, and when they do they put one-kind-of-a-show. Best of all, various islands and visitor sites offer a rewarding chance of seeing these wondrous birds in full scope.
The Galapagos Islands is one of those destinations placed in almost everyone’s bucket list. Perhaps, what stands out the most is that it is a holiday that will transform your life…and there are many reasons for it. The natural beauty, the landscapes, the intimate contact with wildlife and the educational value of visiting a destination found nowhere else on Earth and explored exclusively by few thousands of visitors a year. Read more about Life-Changing vacation in Galapagos Islands.
The Galapagos is a cluster of volcanic islands sitting astride the equator approximately 559 miles west of South America. Situated at the Galapagos Triple Junction, the islands were formed by the tectonic shifts in the Nazca Plate. While older islands have disappeared, newer landmasses like Fernandina and Isabela are still being formed. A province of Ecuador, they have a population of slightly more than 25,000 inhabitants. Made famous by Charles Darwin’s voyage on the HMS Beagle, the Galapagos are a popular bucket list destination with a rich history that has been woven into science, literature and the movies.
The Galapagos Islands are known for their unique species and landscapes, and that uniqueness extends to the weather. Unlike what most travelers believe, this tropical destination offer two markedly different seasons, and understanding their attributes will generate perfect satisfaction on the chosen trip. This equatorial paradise can be visited all-year round. Read more to learn about the weather when visiting the Galapagos Islands.