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Galápagos

Galapagos: Frigate birds in March!

March in San Cristobal and Genovesa means frigates’ mating season. These magnificent birds, also called “the condor of the oceans” by famous Charles Darwin, have an impressive wingspan and a

February is for flamingos

Did you know that on top of all the other fantastic animals you can find in the Galapagos, you can also find flamingos?

Flamingos in the Galapagos can be spotted in Floreana, Santa Cruz, Isabella, Santiago, and Bainbridge.

January in Galapagos: Green Sea Turtles lay their eggs

January is the month when Galápagos Giant Tortoises’ eggs start hatching, and sea turtles begin to lay their eggs.  Green Sea Turtles are the only species of marine turtles that lays eggs in the Galapagos Islands!  

Did you know: The breeding season of Galápagos Sea lions is underway!

Galápagos sea lions (endemic to the Galápagos) are non-migratory and can be spotted in the Islands yearlong, but their pupping and breeding season takes place from May through February! If you visit Galápagos this month it is likely that you’ll encounter them in their mating period.

Wondering what to pack? This is what we recommend!

Find out what to pack for your Ecuador experience. Ecuador is a country of very unique regions, each with its own environment and climate. Below we have 4 different lists, a guide for every region.

Isabela: An Enchanted Island with much to explore

Isabela is the largest of the islands that conform the Galapagos Archipelago and it is the second with the most volcanic activity! This island is inhabited by fishermen and early colonists that arrived from the continent, attracted by the wonders not yet visited by tourists, as the regular cruise ships do not cover southern Isabela.

Galapagos in May: Blue footed boobies’ mating season

Blue-footed Boobies  are in mating season during April and May, giving visitors the chance to see them do their fancy dance. During the booby-mating season, male Blue-footed Boobies do a fancy courtship dance with lots of hooting, honking and pointing their beaks skyward. This takes place on different times on different islands, but around March-May is a good time to see this particular spectacle. 

Blue-footed Boobies: the most amusing birds in Galápagos Islands

Blue-footed Boobies: these cute birds are many of Galápagos travelers’ favorites! During the months of April and May they enter their mating season, giving visitors the chance to see them do their fancy dance.

Galápagos en enero: ¡Las tortugas marinas anidan en las islas!

Durante el mes de enero en Galápagos las tortugas gigantes empiezan a salir de sus cascarones y las tortugas marinas verdes empiezan a poner sus huevos. ¿Sabías que la tortuga marina verde de Galápagos (sub-especie de las tortugas verdes) es la única especie de tortugas marinas verdes que anida en las islas?