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Tourist information about The Galápagos National Park

Tourist information

Travelling to the Galapagos is not cheap because of travel restrictions.

By plane
Flights to the Galapagos are relatively easy to arrange and depart from Quito and Guayaquil on a daily basis for the Isla Baltra airport, about two hours by public transport from Puerto Ayora, the main settlement of the Galapagos, on the central island of Santa Cruz. There are also daily flights to San Cristóbal. The airport is a 20 minute walk from the center of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

It's not possible to buy a one way ticket without proof of transportation from the islands. It's easy however to change the date of your return ticket or to switch your departure to the another island.

By boat
It is possible to travel to the islands by boat from Guayaquil, but in general this option is a major hassle that won't save money. 


Scuba diving, snorkelling, sailing are all types of water sports that can be exercised in the area around the National Park.

Bird spotting
In the National park of the Galapagos you can spot numerous types of birds.

Admission Fee

Galapagos National Park admission fee: US $.100 per person. It must be paid upon arrival at the airport in Galapagos (rate is subject to change without notice).


The main treat for the Galapagos islands is the fact that there are to many imported plants and animals that are brought accidental or willingly to the islands by humans.
Examples of animals are: dogs, cats, goats, pigs, cockroaches and many more.

The native animals of the Galapagos  are often the prey for the imported animals, cats attack tame birds and destroy the nests of the birds.
Pigs destroy the nests of turtles and iguanas, preventing them to reproduce.

This problem caused by pirates and colonists, is growing and has changed the nature of the Galapagos immensely.

Did you know?

The Galapagos are famed for the studies of Charles Darwin during the voyage of the Beagle, that contributed to Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection.

The best time to visit

All year round the weather is mild and sunny. There can be a stormy wind on the islands, but the weather is always nice.

The weather averages in the Galapagos