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4 Dic

Discover San Cristobal, one of the joys of Galapagos Islands

Also known as Chatham, San Cristobal Island is one of the joys of the Ecuadorian Archipelago. It is one of the five inhabited islands of the archipelago, with approximately 5,600 people, ranking second in human population after Santa Cruz. This island has an area of 558 km2 and its highest point rises to 730 meters above sea level. It hosts frigate birds, sea lions, Galapagos turtles, red and blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas, dolphins and seagulls. Discover San Cristobal in Galapagos Islands! WHAT TO SEE & DO Near to the main city, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno,...

29 Nov

Which are the best spots for snorkeling in Galapagos?

Galapagos landscape is wonderful, but the seascapes are also spectacular. If you are planning to travel to Galapagos Islands and you want to see the beauty of its marine flora and fauna, we recommend you to discover these incredible spots. They are paradises with coral reefs, bright coloured fishes and all kind of amazing sea creatures. DEVIL’S CROWN IN FLOREANA Floreana Island has a rich and colorful history about whalers, pirates and a group of settlers who went there in the past. One of the most wonderful places to snorkel is Corona del Diablo...

21 Nov

5 reasons you should travel to Lima

Most tourists evoke images of Machu Picchu when they think about Peru, but the country is very rich and fascinating!Lima, known as the city of Kings, boasts one of the nicest colonial downtown areas in South America. If you plan to travel to Lima, but you are still not convinced, here we give you five reasons why the main city of Peru is a great destination for any kind of traveler. 1. CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND RICHNESS Located in the coast of the Pacific Ocean, Lima is the capital of Peru, and it is...

16 Nov

Santiago Island, tips before you travel there

Santiago is one of the marvelous islands in the Ecuadorian Archipelago, Galapagos Islands. It is the fourth largest island, with 585 square kilometers (226 sq mi), dominated by a volcanic dome surrounded by small cones. Along with some of the large western volcanoes of Isabela Island and Fernandina, Santiago is also volcanically active. Named Santiago in honor of the patron saint of Spain, it is also known as San Salvador. It has a maximum height of 907 meters. The vegetation is rich in this island, due to moisture. Discover Santiago Island! WHAT TO SEE...

when to go to Galapagos
13 Nov

When is the best period to travel to Galapagos?

Deciding when to go to Galapagos often depends the activities that interest you, and the type of wildlife you want to see. There are two seasons in the Galapagos Islands, cool and dry (June to November) and warm and wet (December to June), so when to go to Galapagos really depends on what you want to do. Are you interested in watching giant Galapagos tortoises hatch, following the penguin migration, or seeing baby blue-footed boobies? Does the perfect water temperature to snorkel among tropical fish and white-tipped sharks interest you?...

9 Nov

Santa Cruz Island: 3 things to know before you go

Among the different islands of Galapagos, we can find Santa Cruz Island. It is the second largest island after Isabela Island. It has an area of 381 mi2 and a human population of 12,000 individuals. Santa Cruz has many wonders that are worth visiting. Travelers are delighted by the island’s variety of wildlife and geology, as well as the wonderful landscapes. WHAT TO SEE & DO Charles Darwin Station is one of the most interesting attractions of the island. It is a biological research station operated by the Charles Darwin Foundation. It is located...

7 Nov

5 breathtaking volcanoes to visit in Ecuador

Among the great number of volcanic mountains in Ecuador, there is an Avenue of Volcanoes in the center of the country, with some of the most breathtaking volcanoes. There are more than 70 volcanoes along 300 km, surrounded by lakes and an incredible biodiversity, which creates unique landscapes of contrasts and beauty. 5 breathtaking volcanoes to visit in Ecuador 1. SANGAY With 5230 meters of height, Sangay volcano is not only fascinating by its geological interest, but also because of the incredible vegetation and fauna that can be found there. Sangay National Park has identified more than 580...

2 Nov

Española Island, what to know before you travel there

Among the different islands of Galapagos, we can find Española Island, with a high number of endemism, due to its isolation. It is also very interesting as one of the oldest geologically speaking, as it is estimated to be about four million years old. Come and discover the jewel of Galapagos! When you travel to Española Island, you will meet the waved albatrosses, the marine lizards and the funny blue-footed boobies that live there, surrounded by many other unique species and marvelous landscapes. WHAT TO SEE & DO Gardner Bay is a marvelous beach,...

31 Oct

Floreana Island: 3 things to know before you go

Among the different islands of the famous Ecuadorian Archipelago, we can find Floreana Island. It is one of the marvelous jewels that can be visited in Galapagos. It was first called Charles Island, and then Santa Maria Island, until the Ecuadorian government of Juan José Flores changed it to Floreana. This exotic and natural island is perfect to practice snorkel and diving, and to see the beautiful flamingos that live there.     WHAT TO SEE & DO The island is small, with less than 200 people living there, who are mainly dedicated to farming. The main attraction...

26 Oct

The best jewels to discover if you travel to Cuenca in Ecuador

Cuenca is a treasure to discover in Latin America, a city you fall in love with when you visit it. Known as the Athens of Ecuador, it is the third largest city, set in a valley surrounded by the Andean mountains in the south of the country. Why is this town so extraordinary? It is due to its majestic architecture that combines modernity with tradition. Cuenca has a great cultural diversity, where we can see how city people and traditional artisans co-exist in the streets. Let’s discover the best jewels to see in...

24 Oct

The best beaches to visit in Ecuador

When we think of Ecuador, it is usually easy to evoke pictures of Quito, the main city, or the marvelous Galapagos Islands. However, the country has other amazing attractions, like the coast, with some wonderful beaches that are worth to be visited. Know the best beaches to visit in Ecuador! PUERTO LÓPEZ, MANABÍ Puerto López is another precious beach in Manabí, known specially by the whales and the aquatic sports that many travellers practice there. Puerto López is one of the most favorite attractions for tourists that come to Ecuador. You will be...

19 Oct

The most beautiful macro photography of Ecuador

In addition to the wonderful landscapes that travelers can find when they visit Ecuador, the country has an incredible biodiversity. Those who love macro photography can enjoy the colorful and varied flora and fauna. Though the country is small, it is a very rich and varied country, with coasts, mountains, forests, volcanoes… Each one of these ecosystems causes a wide range of natural formations and climates. So, it might be a bit small in size but huge in diversity! So, if you are one of those who love beautiful macro photography, take your camera and travel...