without a doubt, one of those places that everyone must go at least once in
their lives. The fauna of the Galapagos
Islands is incredible and the natural air that is breathed in every puff as
you walk is priceless, so if you plan to visit the most amazing nature reserve
in the world, you must take into account some simple, but very important rules
of coexistence .
Being the home of
many exotic species and animals, you must bear in mind that those lands are
theirs. Be respectful and try to keep the environment in its natural state as
long as you can. It will be simple if you just avoid everything that can cause
Keep your distance from animals.
On your way to
the beach you can come across some iguanas or walk alongside sea lions. But as friendly as they seem, don’t try
to pet them. You may also be surprised by a sea turtle while snorkeling, but keep your distance.
Galapagos animals are used to
being surrounded by people, but that doesn’t mean they won’t panic if you try
to touch them. It is very important that you stay at least two meters away to
preserve their space.
that feeding animals is prohibited. Photograph them and enjoy observing them in
their most natural state. That will never be erased from your mind when you
It is forbidden to harm the environment
If you are
tempted to leave your mark on the Islands, repress it in any way. Don’t write your
name on rocks or tree trunks. If you do, in a few minutes you will damage what
took many years of work for Mother Nature.
If you want to
take home a souvenir, it is preferable that you buy some from the gift shops
around the city. Items of natural origin from the islands are prohibited at the
airport and will be immediately removed from your luggage, as this action is
even considered a lack of respect for the Island itself.
Garbage recycling system in the Galapagos
Governments are looking for alternatives to deal with the waste of the
population and travelers. That is why they established a system to recycle as
much garbage as possible. Currently in Santa Cruz, for example, more than 50%
of the waste is recycled. To achieve this, residents must separate garbage
according to whether it is organic or inorganic, so that each can receive the
Try not to place
your waste in places where you are not sure they are placed for it, but do not
throw it on the ground either.
Fishing is an activity regulated by the
Fishing in Galapagos is an activity
that is regulated by the Government and cannot be practiced anywhere, there are
only a few authorized sites. But, also according to the time of year in which
you visit the Islands will be the variety of fish that will be allowed to fish.
Plastic not allowed in the Galapagos
the number one enemy of animal and natural resource conservation. You must take
the plastic covers with you in your luggage, since they are prohibited inside
the territory, as they are the main cause of damage to wildlife.
There are still
some stores that offer covers for your purchases, but try not to accept them
and always carry a backpack with you to transport your purchases.
Due to the same
regulation, you will not find straws, plates or plastic cutlery.
Remember to do
everything in your power to preserve this magnificent place and leave wildlife
free. We must take care of nature all together, because it is not only the home
of animals, but also ours.