Who arrive at Galapagos, should not fail
to take advantage of the opportunity to submerge in the sea, to
be near of some of the 307 species of fish that there are in the
islands. These "close encounters" include rays, manta
rays and sharks.
appropriate places for the diving with tube (snorkel): Gruta de
los Osos Marinos (adventure in which you will be accompanied by
these animals), the Roca del Pinaculo (you will be able to see
tropical fish and groups of penguins hunting in the waters) and
the Corona del Diablo (if you are lucky, young sea lions will
swim by your side).
In Galapagos 220 species of Endemic plants have
been identified, 399 natives and 119 introduced. There are six
zones of vegetation: the coast, with plants that tolerate high
salt levels (swamps and myrtles, among others); the barren one,
where thorny plants grow (cactus); the one of transition, with
perennial grass and small shrubs; the humid discharge and, carob
trees, fungi and guava tree can be seen; miconia, used for the
cultivation of coffee, oranges and other fruits; and the highest
zone, dominated by ferns and sedges.
One of the reasons for the scientific and tourist interest of
the Galapagos islands is its varied
fauna, which can be easily observed. The giant turtles are one
of the most known species and in the archipelago there are 11
of the 14 original subspecies.
that wake up interest are the booby blue legs, chaffinch of Darwin,
the frigates, the marine and terrestrial iguanas, the marine wolves