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Galapagos Islands: Tourist Destination

Updated: Sep 6, 2023

Ecuador is a country with an immense natural wealth, which has earned it different recognition worldwide, such as in tourist destinations, fauna, flora, among others.

Without a doubt the Galapagos Islands are a great example of the wonders that you can find in Ecuador and that over time have become a great tourist attraction.

This Ecuadorian archipelago is located in the Pacific Ocean; it is made up of 8 larger islands, 6 smaller islands and a multitude of islets. The main islands are: San Cristóbal, Española, Santa fe, Genovesa, Floreana, Plaza Sur, Santa Cruz, Baltra, Seymour Norte, Pinzón, Rábida, Bartolomé, Santiago, Pinta, Isabela, Fernandina, Wolf, Darwin. (

The Galapagos Islands were declared a World Heritage Site in 1978 by UNESCO. It is estimated that the island receives about 200,000 tourists a year, since its main source of income is tourism. According to the above the Islands have a wide variety of hotels, restaurants, bars, travel agencies and scuba diving. (

This natural paradise has various names, even you will get to know as the Enchanted Islands, given the strong ocean currents that hinder their navigation.

Some of the activities you can do in the Islands are:

• Guided tours.

• Ecological walks.

• Diving with sharks.

• Knowing marine iguanas, turtles and multicolored crabs.

• Take magnificent photographs with incomparable landscapes.

• Interact with all kinds of wildlife.

• Visit the Charles Darwin Science Station.

Encourage yourself to know the wonders of Ecuador and during your assignment in the country do not miss the opportunity to live unforgettable experiences that you will carry forever in your heart.

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