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Are the Galapagos Islands Inhabited?

Four of the Galapagos Archipelago’s thirteen major islands are inhabited by people. This means that 97% of the Galapagos Islands’ land mass is unpopulated and maintained as a national park. The remoteness of the islands and their international fame for being home to magnificent animals means that the archipelago’s 30,000 human residents are often overlooked. […]

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Is Ecuador a Beautiful Country?

We’re often asked at Academy Bay Diving whether Ecuador makes for a great holiday destination. It is, after all, generally the first stop on any traveler’s visit to the Galapagos Islands.  Ecuador is home to the Andes mountain range, abundant wildlife such as monkeys and sloths, and one of the most biodiverse places on Earth: […]

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10 Things Ecuador is Famous For

Learn about what makes the Galapagos Islands so rich in wildlife.

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Why did Darwin go to the Galápagos?

Learn about what makes the Galapagos Islands so rich in wildlife.

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Top 10 Things To Do Around Quito, Ecuador

Learn about what makes the Galapagos Islands so rich in wildlife.

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Why Are the Galápagos Islands so Important?

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 discover 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 are home to […]

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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 2023]

Which Island in the Galapagos is the Best to Visit? With 21 islands (18 main islands and three 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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