The Galápagos islands are maybe the only place in the world with so many diverse life forms that you’ll need years to see them all. But if you’re there for just a short period of time, you can still enjoy the unique experiences that the Galápagos islands has to offer.
Probably best known for the giant tortoise, it’s estimated that there are 10 different types that live on the archipelago. You can visit the Charles Darwin Research Station (CDRS), where you can meet some of the animals up close and learn about these endangered species.
The archipelago is home to very different and unique animals, but it’s also home to, well, penguins! The Galápagos penguin is the only penguin that lives north of the equator, and it’s the second smallest penguin species. It’s also the rarest and one of the most endangered penguins as it lives only on Galápagos. Isabela Island is one of the best places to see this rare and unique beauty.
Darwin’s finches are the bird that inspired the famous scientist to develop the principle of natural selection. They are probably one of the fastest evolving vertebrata in the world, and you can spot 13 different species in the archipelago.