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Travel Guide - Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands have two well mark climate seasons. The wet seasons lasts from June to November and consist of cold winds, garua (occasional showers).

Galapagos Climate

The Galapagos Islands have two well mark climate seasons. The wet seasons lasts from June to November and consist of cold winds, garua (occasional showers), and lots od drizzle, this climate is influence by cold Humboldt current. The dry season lasts from December to May and is warmer in terms of sea and air temperature, some rainfall that comes and goes in short bursts with shiny skies. Year-round temperature are not excessively warm. Daytime temperatres usually reach 85 degrees Fahrenheit during the dry season and about 75 degrees Fahrenheit during the wet season.

Airlines that Fly to Galapagos

There are limited options for those who are flying in commercial airlines into the Galapagos Islands, only three Ecuadorian airlines are allowed to flight this route. Flights depart daily from mainland to both San Cristobal and Baltra airport. Private flights can also arrive to either one but they must do immigration in mainland before departing to the archipelago.

Commercial flights depart daily from Quito and Guayaquil in the morning, while return flights take palce in the afternoon

Best Time To Visit The Galapagos

A question that may arise for those interested in visiting the Galapagos islands is this: What is the best of year to do so? The answer is that there really isn’t a best time. Due to the Galapagos’s position on the equator, the island chain has air and temperature conditions that are mostly the same year-round, meaning any time of year is an excellent time to visit the island. Individuals interested in viewing the wildlife also need not worry, as most species on the Galapagos are non migratory and live on the islands year round.

Galapagos National Park

The Galapagos National Park Directorate works to manage and preserve the archipelago unique ecosystem, the administration works to ensure the preservation and the ecological integrity by enforcing the regulations and the rational use of environmental goods.