The Galapagos Islands are one of the top adventure tourism destinations in the world. They are also the one and only place on Earth where many plants and animal exist. Here are some interesting facts to help make your Galapagos adventure even richer.
Incredible Facts About the Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos Islands are a volcanic archipelago about 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador. Some of the islands are still forming with 13 volcanic eruptions over the last 100 years. It is the home of many animals that are found nowhere else. There are so many interesting things to see and do on the islands, your visit may be enriched if you know a few facts before you go.
The Galapagos Tortoise is the longest-lived vertebrate in the world.
The Galapagos…show more content… You may have had a latte at Starbucks that was made with Galapagos coffee, as it is the biggest buyer of the beans.
The Post Office Barrel
On Floreana Island at Post Office Bay is a barrel in which visitors place letters and remove letters. Anyone can place a letter to someone in another country, if they are willing to take a letter that is addressed to someone in their country. No stamp is required. This was started more than 200 years ago by lonely whalers who stopped on the islands and is still going strong today.
Snorkel and Dive in a Volcanic Cone
Devils Crown is a submerged volcanic cone in which there are circular currents that you can ride with a huge variety of marine animals such as sea turtles, sharks, sea lions and much more.
It may be helpful to have an idea about the wonderful adventures that await you when you visit the Galapagos Islands. These are just a very few of the sights that await you. From flocks of pink flamingos to docile whitetip sharks you will be constantly amazed when you watch wild animals that seem just as interested in watching