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Parks & Attractions in the Galapagos Islands

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Having never been connected to a continent, the 17 Galapagos Islands, and many other rocky outcrops and islets, were formed over many hundreds of thousands of years between volcanic eruptions and the earth’s movement. The wildlife that is now found on these young islands somehow migrated across the ocean from the Latin American mainland; it is thought this was mainly via floating bits of land, hence only the hardy, such as  made it across – and, of course, the birds. 

Click the individual islands below to learn more about the unique landscapes and wildlife that are found only in this part of the globe, 970 kilometres from the coast of Ecuador.

Top Parks & Attractions in the Galapagos Islands

ISLANDs & Attractions of the Galapagos Islands

Bartolome Island

One of the most recognised and photographed of the Galapagos Islands, Bartolome is most notably for pinnacle rock.

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Espanola Island

Espanola, or Hood, Island has an overwhelming variety and amount of wildlife, most notably, the Waved Albatross.

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Fernandina Island

Known to be the most pristine of the larger Galapagos Islands, Fernandina Island has a surreal ever-changing landscape.

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Floreana Island

Floreana Island has a colourful past full of mystery. Here you can find the post barrel and take part in a centuries old tradition.

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Genovesa Island

Also known as Tower Island, Genovesa Island is a haven for birds, earning itself the nickname of 'Bird Island'.

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Isabela Island

The largest of the Galapagos Islands, yet not often visited. Isabela Island is home to an abundance of wildlife & is famous for tortoises.

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Pinta Island

Recovering from a difficult past, visitors are still not allowed to Pinta Island, original home of Lonesome George.

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Rabida Island

One of the most volcanically diverse islands, Rabida Island has amazing wildlife opportunities, including brown pelicans & flamingoes.

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San Cristobal Island

San Cristobal Island is popular with tourists and still boasts some of the best wildlife, most Galapagos cruises will stop here.

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Santa Cruz Island

The 2nd largest of the islands and centre for tourism, Santa Cruz is home to the Darwin Research Centre and lots of tortoises.

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Santa Fe Island

Santa Fe Island is outstanding for wildlife with opportunities to snorkel with sea lions & walk beside the largest land iguana.

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Santiago Island

Santiago Island is home to those close encounters that all wildlife enthusiasts want from their Galapagos adventure.

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