Galapagos: The Islands
Welcome to the Galapagos Islands! These islands were formed (and still being formed) by volcanic activity, much like Hawaii. We found ourselves noting many similarities to Hawaii since that provided a familiar point of reference. The Galapagos seemed like an older sibling to those islands, with more vegetation, and of course, more animals since it lies close enough to the mainland for life to arrive on vegetation rafts.
We’ll have a week of posts on the Galapagos, starting with some photos of the dramatic landscapes defined by lava, ocean, and time.
We scoured advice from other travelers before booking and learned the best way to see the Galapagos is on a small motorized yacht that provides potable water and snorkeling gear. We chose the Angelito, one of the more inexpensive and well-reviewed options in the 16-passenger category.