Puerto Ayora

A friendly, bustling little port, home to the islands’ best hotels, restaurants and bars – and the Charles Darwin Research Station, the engine of Galápagos study and conservation.

Sulivan Bay

Explore a century-old pahoehoe lava flow patterned with petrified ripples, squiggles and swirls that give it the appearance of having only just cooled.

Bartolomé

A small island with a spectacular summit vantage point overlooking the landmark Pinnacle Rock, poised above a little bay where you can snorkel among Galápagos penguins.

Waved albatrosses

After ranging the oceans, the gentle giants of the Galápagos return to Española between April and December, and enact enthralling courtship displays before breeding with their lifelong partners.

Gardner Bay

One of the finest beaches in the islands, a long streak of brilliant white sand lapped by azure waters ideal for swimming and snorkelling.

Genovesa

An isolated island formed from a half-submerged crater at the northeastern extreme of the archipelago, where you can snorkel with hammerhead sharks.

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