Galapagos Islands, Galapagos, Ecuador
Galapagos Islands, Galapagos, Ecuador| Map |
For a unique experience in Ecuador, families visit the Galapagos Islands to discover an remote world that was the inspiration of Charles Darwin's The Origins of Species. The islands were formed by volcanic rock and have been home to isolated species of flora and fauna that were able to evolve independently of species on other islands. A national park makes up 97 percent of the islands, which means this beautiful area is being preserved so that visitors can enjoy its natural beauty that has remained mostly untouched by humans. The area is great for scuba diving and families can make arrangements to reserve dive boats before visiting. The Devil's Crown area features schools of colorful fish and coral and is also home to creatures like sea lions and turtles that can be found among its rocky shore. There are a few hotels on the islands of the Galapagos, and families also have the option of taking day excursions to the islands while staying somewhere on the mainland. Hotels at the Galapagos cost about double the price of hotels on the mainland but are good choices for families staying several days on the islands.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
Visitors should wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring along sun screen, a swimsuit and a camera to snap photos.
Address: Galapagos Islands, Galapagos, Ecuador| Map
Hours: Open year round.
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