Some popular tourist activities to do on a trip to Ecuador include visiting the Galapagos Islands (our personal favorite at Academy Bay Diving!), exploring the Amazon rainforest, visiting the capital city of Quito, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and taking a tour of the Otavalo indigenous market. Other popular activities include hiking in the Andes […]
If you’ve got your heart set on heading to the Galápagos Islands this winter, we don’t blame you! As locals, all of us here at Academy Bay Diving have experienced these wonderful islands’ varied seasons many times over – so we know all the pros and cons of visiting at different times of the year. […]
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. […]
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: […]
With our new Diving, bites and escapades itinerary we offer our guests the chance to experience the Galapagos culture and community and included in this exclusive package is a Ceviche cooking (and tasting!) class with the Galapagos Chefs.
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 […]