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Why Are the Galápagos Islands so Important?

Chances are when you think of the Galápagos Islands, Darwin’s Theory of Evolution and giant tortoises will come to mind. But why? Let’s go a little deeper to find out why this Ecuadorian paradise is an important tropical haven.  The Galápagos archipelago is a unique center of breathtaking beauty and unusual creatures. Its verdant islands […]

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What Makes Ecuador Great for Tourists?

Ecuador is a great destination for tourists for many reasons. The country’s landscape is one of the most unique in South America. Jungles, beaches, mountains – you name it, Ecuador has it! Ecuador was the first country ever to be awarded several UNESCO World Heritage Sites for its capital, Quito, and the idyllic Galápagos Islands. […]

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Which island in the Galapagos is the best to visit? [Updated 2022]

Which Island in the Galapagos is the Best to Visit? With 21 islands (18 main islands and 3 smaller ones) making up the Galapagos archipelago, you might wonder which island is the best to visit. As locals who live on Santa Cruz Island, we love to share our expertise to help visitors enjoy the best […]

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What time of year is it best to visit Ecuador?

What time of year is it best to visit Ecuador? Wondering when is the best time of year for a trip to Ecuador? As local travel experts based right here on the island of Santa Cruz in the stunning Galapagos Islands, we certainly have the inside scoop when it comes to weather, wildlife, and more! […]

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Can You Move to The Galapogos Islands?

Can You Move to The Galapogos Islands? A Local Explanation Moving to an island paradise is on many people’s dreamy bucket lists. Spending your days in the sea and sun, experiencing the slower pace of life that islands are so famous for…it’s all very alluring. Unfortunately, we’re here to break the bad news. While you […]

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What Is a Big No-No in the Galapagos Islands?

What Is a Big No-No in the Galapagos Islands? The Galapagos Islands are a dream destination for nature lovers across the globe. Since the HMS Beagle’s arrival on the islands in 1835 and the subsequent publication of a young Charles Darwin’s reflections on the animals found there, the Galapagos have captured people’s imaginations. But as […]

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What is the cost of a trip to the Galapagos?

What is the cost of a trip to the Galapagos? Ready to plan your next vacation but wondering how much a trip to the Galapagos will cost you? As local experts, Academy Bay Diving will give you the full price breakdown for a trip to the Galapagos, from take-off to landing and everything in between. […]

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What are the best places to visit in Ecuador?

What are the best places to visit in Ecuador? Looking for the best places to visit in Ecuador? As local travel experts living and working in the Galapagos, we can certainly advise visitors on where to go and what not to miss. What Ecuador lacks in size, it more than makes up for with a […]

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Is Ecuador Safe to Travel?

Is Ecuador Safe To Travel? At Academy Bay Diving we’re never surprised that travelers from across the globe want to come to the Galapagos Islands. They offer, after all, some of the most beautiful scenery and extraordinary wildlife you will ever encounter. However, reaching the Galapagos means flying out of Ecuador, and we’re often asked […]

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What is the best way to visit the Galapagos islands?

The animal encounters and diverse scenery of the islands are a nature photographer’s dream. Stay on the trails, keep the recommended distance and follow your guide for some amazing photo opportunities. For those who want to make the most of the chance to capture photographs of the animals, some tips may help.

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