Galápagos Islands

Surface area: 7,880 km²
Capital: Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
Population: 25,000 inhabitants (2009)

Best time
April and May are the best months to travel to the Galapagos Islands. In these months the sea water is most clear and the wind is quite calm.

Spanish is the official language on the Galapagos Islands. In addition, there is talk by local Indian tribes Quechua.

Travel documents
You must have a passport that is valid for at least six months upon arrival in the Galapagos Islands.
A visa is not necessary if you are staying for less than three months on the Galapagos Islands.
Note: You must pay at the airport 100 US Dollar to enter the Galapagos Islands. This money is used to protect the islands.


Immunization (vaccination)
To visit the Galapagos Islands, it is recommended that get one or more vaccinations.

Money and Money
The Galapagos Islands are paid by the US dollar (USD).


The Galapagos Islands you have to drive on the right side of the road.

The Galapagos Islands a plug adapter is required. You will also need a converter in some cases.

Tap water
The tap water is so polluted that it is strictly advised not to consume this water. You can on the Galapagos Islands the best buy bottled water that comes from the mainland is.

News and newspapers
The latest news regarding the Galapagos Islands can be found on Google news .
Online newspaper from the Galapagos Islands: IGTOA .

Websites from the Galapagos Islands to end on .ec.
Official websites of the Galapagos Islands: and .

Photos and Videos
On Flickr you can find a beautiful collection of photos of the Galapagos Islands.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos of the Galapagos Islands.


An overview of all the holidays in the Galapagos Islands, visit .

Protected areas and World Heritage
An overview of the protected natural areas (such as national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on the Galapagos Islands can be found on Protected Planet .
An overview of the World Heritage Sites in the Galapagos Islands can be found on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

Source: Wikipedia, Wiki Voyage, Government, Embassy Countries, GGD, Google News, Abyznews, Yellow Pages, Flickr, Youtube,,, Protected Planet, World Heritage List.