Can you picture yourself walking between giant turtles, seawolves and exotic birds? This is possible in the Galapagos Islands, a natural paradise. Like nowhere else in the world, the islands are enchanted.
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The Galapagos Marine Reserve has an area equivalent to half of the Earth‘s surface of Ecuador, the second largest in the world. They can be found species from different parts of the Pacific Ocean waters. The visit of Galapagos ecosystems has become the main economic activity of the island. An endless number of visitors reach the Galapagos each year and not only tourists but also marine birds, wolves and other species that arrive by the abundant plankton.
Tortuga Bay is a beach of white sand and turquoise waters, perhaps among the most beautiful of the Galapagos Islands and receives massive visit of sea turtle nesting season. It is located in the southern part of the island of Santa Cruz and comes after a forty-five minute walk along a path through forests of cactus.
From Puerto Villamil you can take a boat to the West; during the navigation in a hectic and shallow sea, you can observe giant mantarays and the shells of sea turtles when they come out to breathe. After an hour under the supervision of Nazca boobies and blue-footed you will arrive to the Lava Tubes, a labyrinth of galleries of lava in the sea.