Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands in March

March Weather & When To Go

In March we are still in the warm ‘rainy’ season, in fact March is the wettest month of the year, receiving about 5.1cm and it is hot, making it quite humid. However, this is still a great time to travel to see the wildlife and for snorkelling and hiking too. Explore the wildly arid coastal areas, and hike to the highlands where you’ll find contrasting lush vegetation.

March is a relatively hot and humid month, but still a good time to travel, especially with the arrival of the waved albatross.

The ‘summer’ in the Galapagos Islands starts in March, and the 21st signals not just the first day of summer, but the arrival of a very special bird. The waved albatross arrives at this time to Espanola (Hood) Island, and here they will stay for the rest of the year. If you want to experience their bizarre mating ritual, the best time to travel is October.

Green sea turtles, red footed and Nazca (masked) boobies, marine and land iguanas; all these animals are nesting in March. You may see baby giant tortoises hatching between December and March. To see great or magnificent frigate birds, head to North Seymour Island, and you can also see great frigate birds nesting and mating on Genovesa (Tower) Island. Other birds you can see breeding and nesting include greater flamingos, flightless cormorants, and penguins. So this is a great month for wildlife watching.

March is a good month for water visibility, and taking a dip with the marine life is the perfect way to cool off and get away from the humidity. If you want to take a bit of a relaxing break, then you can get some great beach weather at this time, and staying at a lodge such as Pikaia Lodge means you can relax by the pool under the sun in your own time.
Due to the lovely weather, interspersed with a little rain, the landscapes can be especially beautiful at this time of year.


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