Top places to see in Galapagos

Looking for info about top travel locations to visit in Galapagos? The Galapagos Islands are an archipelago of volcanic islands that are a part of Ecuador. The islands are rich in biodiversity and known for their extensive collection of flora and fauna. Some of the more popular activities in the Galapagos Islands include exploring volcanoes, looking out for unique species of birds, or partaking in water sports such as surfing and snorkeling.

San Cristobal Island, also popular as Chatham Island, is known for comprising Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, the capital city of the Galapagos province. San Cristobal Island is also one of the oldest geological destinations and one of the largest islands in the archipelago of Galapagos. Have a great time watching giant tortoises, frigate birds, sea lions, marine iguanas, dolphins, red and blue footed boobies, and swallow-tailed gulls. El Junco lake is another fabulous destination that you can visit to view beautiful endemic birds when visiting San Cristobal Island. Also, this island is an excellent destination to practice Galapagos surfing. See additional details at Last Minute Galapagos Tours.

Like Snorkeling you do not need to have any previous experience to try your hand at sea kayaking. Paddle along the rugged shoreline of the Galapagos and explore secret coves, mangrove estuaries and stunning beaches. You should see a number of creatures swimming by you as you wade through the Pacific Ocean, including Galapagos penguins and sea lions! Note that you do need to have the correct permission to sea kayak in the Galapagos from the Galapagos National Park so make sure you follow the guidelines before taking to the water.

One of the best places to see the crowd and commotion of the land, the Santa Cruz Fish Market is filled with both locals and foreigners. Fishermen unload their catch of the day and set up their makeshift stalls while people search for the freshest fish and seafood for their meals. It’s a great place for visitors to buy ingredients and try their hand at the local cuisine; it’s also a good place to people watch and see how the locals go about their day. Visitors can bird watch, see some sea lions, or take great photos off the vantage point at the nearby pier. At night, the entire market transforms to an outdoor restaurant, and it is a great place to try an authentic meal.

Nemo Galapagos is a family-owned business sailing the Galapagos Islands since 1985. A zoologist’s fantasy, the Galapagos Islands deliver an once-in-a-lifetime chance to observe animals to be found nowhere else on the planet. From the very instant you step onto these stunning shores, you’re met by giant tortoises basking in the sun, lava lizards scurrying between rocks, and frigates swooping overhead. No one who has walked among these exceptional creatures has forgotten the experience! Read additional details at