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Map of Galapagos: A Guide to the Islands


Inspiring Ecuador presents a Map of the Galapagos to help you to Islands are an archipelago of volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean,  situated about 600 miles (965 kilometers) off the coast of Ecuador in South America. Less than a 4 hours flight from mainland Ecuador.

Map of Galapagos.

The Main Islands in the Map of Galapagos

Santa Cruz Island:

Santa Cruz Island is the most populated island in the Galapagos and serves as a central hub for visitors. Here, you can visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, which is in charge of the research and conservation of the islands’ unique biodiversity. 

Visit Tortuga Bay a beautiful white sand beach.

Isabela Island:

Isabela Island is the largest and one of the most volcanically active islands in the archipelago. Its striking landscapes are a testament to the islands’ volcanic origins. 

Explore Sierra Negra, an active volcano with a massive caldera, and venture to Los Tuneles, a series of lava formations that create a natural labyrinth for snorkeling with marine life.

Floreana Island:

Floreana Island is steeped in history and offers a glimpse into the human settlement of the Galapagos. 

Snorkel in the crystal-clear waters of Devil’s Crown, an extinct volcanic cone teeming with colorful marine life.

Bartolome Island:

Bartolome Island is famous for its iconic Pinnacle Rock, a distinctive volcanic formation that has become an emblem of the Galapagos. Hike to the summit of the island for panoramic views and explore the pristine beaches, home to Galapagos penguins. 

Snorkeling around Bartolome provides an opportunity to swim alongside playful sea lions and fascinating marine species.

Genovesa Island:

Genovesa Island, or “Bird Island,” is a paradise for birdwatchers. This secluded island is home to thousands of seabirds, including the red-footed booby, frigatebirds, and swallow-tailed gulls. Climb Prince Philip’s Steps for a breathtaking bird-watching experience and revel in the beauty of Darwin Bay.

Española Island:

One of the oldest Islands. Española Island boasts a wide array of unique wildlife and dramatic landscapes. 

Explore Gardner Bay, a pristine beach known for its sea lion colonies and excellent snorkeling opportunities alongside colorful fish, sea turtles, and more.

Map of Galapagos. Sea Liones on the beach.

Tourism and conservation

Today, 90% is a National park thanks to the initiative of UNESCO. Moreover, the conservation efforts in Galapagos are incredible, actually, Galapagos is one of the most controlled National Parks which enables to have thousands of tourist per year and still maintain most of the species safe from extinction. 

Overall, what makes this place special are its wonderful flora and fauna, 60% of all Wildlife is endemic, also, as in many other Islands most animals show little or no fear of humans. It is crucial that visitors follow all the rules to guarantee the Island’s conservation. From having tours with expert guides to not feeding the animals, to simply keeping the beaches clean. 

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