If you ever wondered why the Galapagos
Islands are such a massive sensation in the world of tourism, you’ve
come to the right place for answers. We’ve said it before and will say it
again: The Fragata Yacht and its team are proud to represent the islands’
potential when it comes to marvel, delight and family fun, with lots of
activities planned out for you to enjoy. What set the islands apart cannot be
defined just by history or facts, there’s also people’s testimony on what
makes them come back and, over the years, we’ve heard the same thing over
and again: It’s the experience of being in Galapagos, breathing the
landscapes in, interacting with its fauna; it feels magical and intriguing.
Of course, we could look into the
islands’ development over time and some trivia to understand its appeal a
little better. It should help convince those of you still undecided on whether to give Galapagos a chance or not!
One place, many options
Nature has done quite some curious
work with the archipelago, as it donned it with physically atypical beaches, caves and
location-specific wildlife. Where else can you locally find penguins,
sea-diving iguanas, fur seals and giant tortoises? The question answers
itself! And no matter your preference: You might like hiking more than
swimming in the beach, or scuba diving rather than biking around beautiful
scenery; no matter! Galapagos offers something for every single type of
It’s important that before you come, you
study the benefits of going on a guided tour, as it ensures you get soaked
in the islands’ culture and customs. Our islands are also graced by their collection
of hotels and inns, which create an interesting contrast between luxury and
rustic environment that you don’t want to miss.
There are also some natural landmarks
that visitors usually go, as they provide incredible photographic assets that
people use to create invaluable memories, such as Cueva del Cascajo, a
volcanic and rocky formation of tubes in the Santa Cruz province, or Mirador
de los Túneles, which is a group of interconnected caves that hide some of
the most beautiful secret images of this archipelago.
You’ll become richer in knowledge, as
the island has been one of the most popular sites for researchers to
investigate about its biological singularities. It should be common knowledge
by know, but it is still worth mentioning that Charles Darwin conducted his
research in the islands, as he was interested in uncovering the details behind
the nature of evolution in all animals. Many other scientists have come after
him, to continue to discover new data about rare species that have spawned
The continued exposition to the archipelago’s
perfect waters and untouched body of life will also help you understand the
importance of environmental preservation; right now, scientists around the
world continue to investigate how to slow down or definitely stop climate
change and global warming. If Galapagos doesn’t turn you over to fight
for this cause and make you more conscious about helping out with proper
recycling or saving electricity, nothing will! It was in the 70s that the archipelago was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, so preservation is a big deal
Incredibly warm, figuratively and also literally!
The Galapagos Islands are
known for their fantastic, very amenable people. It’s one thing to experience
the archipelago by going on a cruise tour with the Fragata yacht, and
sightseeing to the point of bliss, but none of it would have any sense without
the good will of those who give true depth to it, which are the islanders! These people always welcome foreigners with open arms and have the deepest love
for the place they live in, something that they try to impart with anyone that
comes from afar.
And that’s a good thing, because
any time of the year it’s a good time to come! As Galapagos enjoys
the finest weather there is every single month of the twelve, because of its
geographical disposition. You should just come and see!