The Galapagos Islands are around 12 to 15 million years old. A relatively young age in a geological sense. Throughout these millions of years, flora and fauna found a way to thrive in this otherwise harsh environment. Even though 15 million years is considered “young” in geological terms, it was certainly enough time for the islands to shape themselves into what they are today – one of the most pristine, unchanged and unaffected natural environments in the world. Behaviours evolved, vegetation found a niche and beaches took their sweet time in becoming a part of the landscape.
But beaches don’t happen overnight. These actually depend on the movement of the sea, erosion, and sometimes even on local fauna to come about. Sandy beaches have two origins: organic and inorganic. The way these two origins affect the physical characteristics of the sand allows for nature to flaunt some of its most astonishing colour palettes. Green, red, white or black, the Galapagos are home to a rainbow of beaches that will certainly capture your gaze. To be able to admire these stunning and sometimes distant visitor sites, an exploration aboard a Galapagos Yacht is the way to do it. So hop aboard one of the islands’ most exclusive vessels and get ready to soak your feet into some of the most beautiful Galapagos beaches.