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Galapagos Legend - Galapagos Islands information

The Galapagos Islands are the greatest natural history show on Earth and we´ve got the best seats in the house

The Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are unique amongst other islands around the world, wildlife and its behaviour make the Galapagos Islands an attraction for scientists and nature lovers. Gracious blue footed boobies and the endemic giant tortoises, sea lions, mysterious islands creatures like birds that lost their ability to fly (flightless cormorants), penguins at the equator, armies of marine iguanas and other species, endemic to the Galapagos islands help us learn how friendly animals can be when not threatened. Come and learn to live in harmony with nature at the Galapagos islands.
 
In middle of wildlife and eternal calm of the islands, white, red, olive and black sand beaches invite to admire and lie down. The geography of the Galapagos islands is as fascinating as its inhabitants, islands merge into volcanoes that disappear under water, the Galapagos islands archipelago is an oasis for animals and plants that exist nowhere else.
 
The rich Galapagos islands marine life is fascinating, a world as wonderful as on the islands, colourful fish in schools, manta rays, sea turtles, hammer head sharks, whale sharks, and magnificent reefs.
 
The Galapagos Islands are at the equator line, 970 km. (600 miles) west of mainland Ecuador. The Galapagos Islands are a group of thirteen main islands, six smaller islands, tiny islets and rocks covering an area of 8000 sq. Km (3090 sq. miles). Each of the islands has more than one name, four islands in the Galapagos park have inhabitted areas. 3% of the Galapagos Islands area is open to tourism. The rest of the Galapagos islands park is protected areas.

"The animals don`t fear Man at all. You can walk right up to them and they don´t mind. I´ve never been, or felt, so close to nature."