What are the options to visit Galapagos?

What are the options to visit Galapagos?

There are basically two ways to visit the Galápagos Islands: on a live-aboard cruise or in a land-based hotel. 

The Galápagos Islands are comprised of 16 volcanic islands and many rocky islets, scattered over 60,000 square kilometers in the eastern Pacific Ocean. 

The Naturalist tour sites are sprinkled throughout this entire area.

Dining and Shopping in Galapagos

Dining and Shopping in Galapagos

Dining and Shopping in GalapagosRestaurants and bars are limited on the islands, but it seems that no one is ever rushed (i.e. service is leisurely). The dining establishments of very good restaurants.

Typical souvenirs are for sale in many shops and small kiosks, as well as at the Charles Darwin Research Station, where profits from the items sold go to support this worthwhile institution. Local pottery, books, wood-carvings, tie-dyed and batik clothing, hand-painted T-shirts, fine jewelry, maps, and artist supplies are some of the items available to tempt tourist dollars from their purses. Tui de Roy, a New Zealand resident who grew up in the Galápagos, is famous for her all inspiring photography. Some of her photos sell as postcards and illustrate beautiful books on the islands and their wildlife. A few stores offer items for more serious shoppers including beautiful jewelry, woven tapestries, paintings, pottery, artwork and woodcarvings. Many of these stores can be found along Avenida Darwin in Puerto Ayora.

How to protect my things in Galapagos from salt and water

How to protect my things in Galapagos from salt and water

Lightweight binoculars are a good idea in Galapagos, and a waterproof “wet-dry bag” will be very useful to keep your camera, cell phone, towel, and lenses protected from salt spray and water in pangas (open boats) and on “wet” landings.

Wet-dry bags are a good way to protect your camera from the elements when you are in the shore landings.

What kind of clothes should I take to Galapagos?

What kind of clothes should I take to Galapagos?

Although the archipelago is in the Ecuador and the air temperature tends to be warm, the water breeze can cool the Air. In addition to shorts and t-shirts, bring long-sleeved and light-weight shirts, long trousers, a sweater or light sweatshirt, and a windbreaker, a light jacket or a poncho. These also offer intense sun protection on land trips as well as comfort if you don't enjoy the air conditioning. Wear shoes that you have forgotten about your bathing suits (of Course) and a wide-brimmed hat, preferably one that covers the sides and back of the NECK. A photographer's vest is very useful. The lifestyle is completely casual on the islands, so you won't need that tuxedo or evening dress.

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