6 Reasons To Get Excited for the Galapagos Islands
For many of us, it still feels like a distant dream to be able to enjoy a relaxing holiday without feeling guilty. With COVID-19 still causing havoc everywhere and initiating second lockdowns in some parts of the world, it’s hard to imagine when we’ll finally have the freedom to travel again. For now, all we can really do is sit back and put together a list of locations to visit once travel restrictions are lifted. Although it might be months or even a year until that happens, it doesn’t mean we can’t dream!
In this post, we’re going to be taking a look at a favourite of many: the majestic Galapagos Islands. To whet your appetite for travel again, we’re going to give you six good reasons why you should be excited to visit this classic holiday destination.
1. One destination with dozens of exciting locations
The Galapagos Islands is considered a single holiday destination, but in reality, there are several islands to choose from and they all offer a unique experience. It’s hard to pick just a few of the best islands to visit in the Galapagos, and it’s usually not possible to visit all of them in a single trip. Each one offers a unique landscape and different wildlife species to watch, so you’ll need to do a bit of research depending on what you want to see.
2. Beautiful white-sand beaches
The Galapagos Islands are known for their beautiful white beaches and clear waters. The beaches are a fantastic alternative to other popular beach destinations and are warm between the months of December and May, making it a great escape during the colder months in the northern hemisphere.
3. Diverse cuisine
The Galapagos Islands has a diverse culture of food that usually features fresh seafood, vegetables and meats. All of the food is locally sourced so you’re guaranteed to get fresh and delicious meals wherever you eat. If you love exploring cultures for their culinary history, the Galapagos Islands are the perfect destination.
4. Quirky wildlife
Wildlife is perhaps one of the biggest reasons to visit the Galapagos Islands. Whether it’s groups of penguins, giant turtles or dolphins, you’ll be spoilt for choice if you come to the Galapagos Islands. Make sure you select an itinerary that includes all of the must-see wildlife in the region.
5. Amazing tours
The Galapagos Islands can be a lot of work to explore on your own. Thankfully, there are dozens of outstanding tours that explore all of the islands, delve into the cuisine and even allow you to get involved with activities such as snorkelling. It’s one of the best ways to soak in all of the sights and sounds of the Galapagos Islands and is highly recommended.
6. Volcano watching
Volcanoes can be a little scary for some, but most tours around the Galapagos Islands will usually stop at some popular active volcanoes that are actively spewing lava. It’s certainly unique and definitely not an everyday sight, making it one of the more interesting things you’ll remember during a trip to the Galapagos Islands.
I would be curious to see volcanoes at a distance. What would you like to remember the Galapagos Islands for? Feel free to drop me a line as always.