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17 Best Galapagos Beaches (8 Islands) Photos, Snorkeling, Wildlife

While the animals are the biggest draw for most Galapagos visitors, the beaches are often where they are seen. They are often seen resting, feeding, or playing on the beach. Or you’ll enter the beach to swim and snorkel with them. Here are the best Galapagos beaches by their island. We’ll begin with the beaches …

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Baltra Island Visitor Guide (Galapagos Gateway) 7 Things to Know

As you plan your trip to the Galapagos Islands, you’ll read about Baltra Island. What can you do on Baltra Island and how do you get there? In this guide, you’ll learn everything for planning your Galapagos trip, via Baltra Island. Baltra Island is one of two primary entry points for travelers. On our three …

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Galapagos Islands Names: Guide to All 33 Islands, Islets (Map)

Galapagos Islands’ names can be confusing. Almost every one of the Islands has at least two names: Spanish and English. Most of the names aren’t translations, but totally different names. Because the Islands belong to Ecuador, a Spanish country, we will refer to them by their Spanish names. Many islands in the Galapagos Islands have 2 (or …

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28 Giant Armadillo Facts (2 Types) Largest Living and Extinct

What comes to your mind when you picture an armadillo? Perhaps you picture a cute little rolly-polly creature. Today we are going to talk about giant armadillos. While they are cute, they are not little. Here you’ll learn everything you need to know about the giant armadillo. We’ll also talk about its bigger, but extinct, …

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10 Facts About Darwin’s Cotton in the Galapagos (Gossypium darwinii)

While exploring the Galapagos Islands we came across some Darwin’s cotton. I had never seen a cotton plant before (not much cotton is grown in Canada) the only cotton I was familiar with was what comes in plastic bags at the beauty counter in the pharmacy or grocery store. I was surprised to see how …

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All 105 Ecuador Volcanoes: Active, Mainland, Galapagos (Charts/Map)

How many volcanoes are in Ecuador? You would think that would be a pretty straightforward question. But as I was doing my research I found that the answers were very different depending on which website I was looking at. The statistics provided in this article are from the Geophysical Institute (Spanish site) in Ecuador. They …

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25 Galapagos Islands Facts for Travelers (Animals, Geography, History)

Thinking of visiting the Galapagos Islands? The archipelago is famous for its animals, diving, and rugged terrain. In this article, we’ll “dive” into Galapagos Islands facts, including the fascinating geography, history, flora, and fauna of these beautiful islands. Galapagos Geography and Climate 1. Where are the Galapagos Islands located? The Galapagos Islands are located in …

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Ecuador’s Cloud Forests: 13 Things to Know (Travelers Guide)

Sure, Ecuador has the Amazon rainforest. But have you heard of the cloud forest in Ecuador? In this article, you’ll learn about Ecuador’s cloud forests, what to see, where to find them, and how to prepare for your trip. Cloud Forests in Ecuador: 13 Things to Know 1. What is a cloud forest? If you …

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17 Galapagos Shark Facts (Diet, Size, Attacks, Range)

Wondering about Galapagos sharks? In this article, you will find facts about where they live, what they eat, and if you should swim with them. Some of the answers are not what you would expect. And did you know that the Galapagos shark can throw up its entire stomach?! Keep reading to learn more about …

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22 Galapagos Sea Lion Facts: Diet, Habits, Photos & Videos

The Galapagos sea lion has often been called the “welcoming committee” of the Galapagos Islands. Please read on for the top 22 most interesting facts about the Galapagos sea lion! You’ll learn about their endangered status, diet, range, population, sounds and more. Galapagos Sea Lion Overview 1. What is the scientific classification of a Galapagos …

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