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Espanola Island

Connecting with Nature on Española Island: A Great Expedition

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Daniel Moreano, Expedition Leader
6th January to 9th January 2017

On board the Yacht La Pinta today we visit Española Island. It is considered one of the oldest islands of the Galapagos archipelago.

Espanola Island, Galapagos

Photo by: Steven Bedard

This island is near sea level, and that is why Española Island is dry and arid. On this island it’s very common to find a high level of endemicity present. This means that much of its flora and fauna is unique to the Española Island; this means that there is flora and fauna that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
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Your Galapagos Island Vacation in La Pinta Yacht

How to Get the Most Out of Your Galapagos Island Vacation

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Visiting the Galapagos is, for many, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. While planning the trip, you will want to do everything possible to enjoy the trip as much as you can. Learn how to get the most out of your Galapagos Island Vacation, and remember that if you couldn’t do all the activities you wanted or see all the sites you researched, simply plan a second trip to the islands. With so many travel options, it is quite easy to plan not only one trip.

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Cruise guide of Galapagos

Cruise guide of Galapagos: What to Know

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If you’ve never been on a cruise to the archipelago before, use this cruise guide of Galapagos to help you prepare.

What You Should Know When Sailing in the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are an archipelago located off the coast Ecuador. They are famous for their wildlife, and also because Charles Darwin visited them during his voyage on the HMS Beagle. His collections and observations eventually led him to develop his theory of evolution by natural selection.

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Santa Fe land iguana and kids in the Galapagos Islands

10 Things for your Kids in the Galapagos Islands

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Kids in the Galapagos Islands will enjoy many exciting adventures and sites to see.

The Galapagos are volcanic islands that are located about 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador. There are 18 main islands, and only five of them are permanently inhabited. Formed from volcanic activity, the islands were never attached to the mainland, and therefore, there are species of plants and animals found on the Galapagos that are not found anywhere else in the world. This makes the islands a very special place for children and adults to visit.

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Best Bird Sightings in the Galapagos

Tips for the Best Bird Sightings in the Galapagos

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The Galapagos Islands straddle the equator approximately 600 miles west from the coast of Ecuador. Twenty islands islands, over 50 islets and some 250 rocks comprise this remote archipelago. What makes the Galapagos unique is the unbelievable biodiversity found in the islands. A delicate ecosystem comprised of plants and animals makes the best bird sightings in the Galapagos. Thousands of miles of open ocean provide as many as 1,000,000 seabirds with a place of their own. Read More

Galapagos documentary on National Geographic

The Galapagos Documentary on National Geographic

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On September 8, 2016 we caught a glimpse of the Galapagos Islands as never seen before. San Francisco Park in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island staged the worldwide premier of the most recent Galapagos Documentary on National Geographic Foundation’s, “Galapagos, Islands of Evolution.” The 45-minute documentary highlights the rich and spectacularly unique biodiversity that inhabits the Galapagos Islands, placing particular emphasis on the marine life that has made the Wolf and Darwin islands renowned worldwide.

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