The Wonderful Galapagos Islands
A single province called Galapagos makes up the Insular region. The Galapagos Islands are considered Ecuador’s fourth geographical region
All of the islands in the Galapagos are volcanic in origin, and at least eight of them have gone through periods of strong volcanic activity within recorded history. The first island is considered to have developed more than 5 million years ago as a result of tectonic activity. The formation of Isabela and Fernandina, the most recent islands, is still ongoing. The northern portion of Isabela Island in the Galapagos Islands and the Ecuadorian mainland are both crossed by the equatorial line. 13 major islands, 6 minor islands, and 107 islets make up the archipelago.
The Galapagos Islands are renowned for their distinctive flora and fauna, as well as their stunning landscapes and uninhabited area. In order to maintain and preserve their extraordinary natural beauty, the uninhabited islands are lightly populated and only occasionally visited by visitors.
The Galápagos Islands are unequaled on Earth in terms of wildlife. You may get a sense of life on Earth before humans arrived thanks to lumbering giant tortoises and curious sea lion pups in the midst of stunning volcanic landscapes. Visitors to this distant paradise are drawn there by the abundance and diversity of the animal life. The islands, however, are remote, covering a surface area of 138,000 km2 (53,300 mi2), and they have fascinated explorers from all over the world. It can be difficult to choose where to go and what to see in the archipelago due to its size.
The more iconic species you see in the Galápagos Islands, the richer and more unforgettable your trip will be!