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Why You Should Spend Your Next Family Holiday in Galapagos

Take your family on an adventure they will never forget.

If you are looking for a new way to explore the enchanting beauty of South America, you are at the right place. The Galapagos Islands are distributed across the archipelago, each of them on a different side of the Pacific Ocean and the Equator. 

Galapagos is a one-of-a-kind destination and claims first place on the list of uniquely different destinations. We’ll give you a whole new perspective on traveling along with a dizzying number of reasons why you should visit this heaven on Earth. 

Traveling should always be about what you want to see, feel, experience, do and taste. Moreover, traveling with family and kids should be about education and memories. So, we giving you the amazing reasons why you need to visit Galapagos for your next holiday.

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The Breathtaking Beaches

Most tourists come to Galapagos to see the wildlife, but the pristine beaches and stunningly beautiful shorelines are worth mentioning. Yes, you can see a lot of beautiful beaches in many different countries. However, it’s hard to find remote and secluded beaches like those in Galapagos.

The long, white, sandy shoreline provides the ultimate experience of just walking from one end of the beach to the other. There’s nothing in common with the touristic and crowded beaches from the other parts of the world, Galapagos beaches are a world of their own.

Do not expect to see any umbrellas, decks, or bars, this is not a beach in Ibiza where you’d get to party all day and drink all night. These beaches are intended for exploration and a unique experience to get the most out of it. Now, more than ever, people book their Galapagos Islands holidays to enjoy beautiful remote beaches, nature and adventure together with their kids.

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Incredible Water Activities

If you’ve traveled to Galapagos, but you haven’t done any of the water activities like scuba diving and snorkeling, it’s like you’ve never been there! The wildlife on offer provides you with a great opportunity to look above and underwater, and swim with manta rays, sharks, sea lions, and many fishes. 

For scuba diving enthusiasts, Galapagos is the holy grail of travel adventures, with incredible diving all year round. 

Regarding the weather and the season you should visit the Galapagos so you can enjoy all of these water activities, the islands have two seasons – half of the year is warm and nice weather, the other half is colder. However, wearing a swimsuit is more than enough to enjoy your snorkeling.

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Stunning Vistas When Hiking

For nature lovers and hikers, Galapagos has some of the most unique trails you can explore. There are a couple of paths in the Galapagos that will take you through the inland landscapes. On your hiking trip, you’ll get to learn more about the unbelievable symbiosis under which flora and fauna live, have a better understanding of the evolution process, see some volcanic sites, and hit the road.

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Stunningly Beautiful Landscapes

Galapagos is known for its breathtaking landscapes and mesmerizing views. One of the most photographed islands that host the most popular views in Instagram pictures is Bartolome Island. This is an island of volcanic origin, covered with black lava and vegetation on top of it. Over the years, it has been descending into the waters of the ocean. 

The Galapagos Islands are unlike each other, so you will remember their landscapes and sceneries for the rest of your life. And the best part is you can visit it all year round. If you travel during the wet season, you can see the phenomenon called “garua” which is an occasional mist that falls on the mainland.

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The Wildlife

The unique wildlife including marine iguanas, giant tortoises, and sea lions are at the heart of any adventure to the Galapagos islands. 

The marine iguanas are a species of lizards with razor-sharp teeth, beady eyes, and fat, scaly belly. There are also giant tortoises, the world’s largest giant tortoises, of which 11 species are living on these islands.

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Unique History

The Galapagos Islands are known for Charles Darwin’s travels in 1835 when he had his first glimpse into the evolution of species. Darwin established the theory of evolution where he explained how the species evolved over the years, the variation that occurred among species randomly, the struggle for existence, and the rule of inheritance traits.

Darwin got his inspiration for the thesis from his stay on the Galapagos Islands while observing the habits and behaviors of the wildlife. He discovered rare plants, reptiles, and birds when he stated that the “plants smell unpleasant”. 
Darwin called the marine iguanas “hideous-looking creatures”, but was amazed by the giant tortoises. If you travel to Galapagos, you can play a Darwin-like character and learn more about Galapagos history.

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That’s A Wrap!

The Galapagos thrills, motivates, amazes, and enchants all at once! If you are looking for the antidote to freshen up your urban lifestyle and incorporate something exotic, book your trip to Galapagos now!

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I am a busy mama with 3 delicious babies and a serious itch for travel and writing (when I am not bartending, that is)! After graduating from Cal State San Marcos with a B.A. in Communications, I decided to start a family and pursue a career in freelance writing. I created HotMamaTravel as an outlet to do what I love while sharing useful travel tips and inspiration with others. Our mission is to show parents how to master travel with kids, while keeping your Saturday-night selves. We call it "Family travel...with a twist".

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