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GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Vacations and Sightseeing

Basic information
Official languageSpanish
CapitalPuerto Baquerizo Moreno
Area7.880 km²
Populationca. 32,000  (2019)
CurrencyU.S. dollar  (USD)
Web.ec
Code.ECU
Tel.+593

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Galapagos islands

Vacations and Sightseeing

The Galápagos Islands are an earthly paradise. They are called "Enchanted Islands", where special, beautiful and unique kinds of animals live in peace, far away from mankind. On the islands, the animals don't have to be afraid of humans either. In this place, perhaps the only one in the world, there are no weapons, no predators, no conflict. The relationship of the animals of Galapagos with the people around them is in a very precarious state of balance.

In this deprived habitat where food is in short supply, life is constantly being challenged. Everything these barren islands have to offer is for the animals. It is a unique world and a very harsh paradise. It is one of the rare places on this planet where mankind only stops for a short time and there is no mass tourism. The question is, how long?

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Last updated January 2023
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