Galapagos Islands Travel Guide

Ecuador  #4 in Best Places to Visit in March

Courtesy of prasit chansarekorn/Getty Images

Galapagos Islands Area Map


It is unlikely you'll visit just one island while vacationing on the Galápagos Islands. Each of the archipelago's 20 main islands is home to a variety of natural wonders (like beaches and towering rock formations) and animal species, giving you many opportunities to snorkel and dive, and catch a glimpse of creatures like giant tortoises, blue-footed boobies and marine iguanas. Some of the larger islands also boast towns with shops, restaurants and hotels, making them great jumping-off points for daytrips to sights like Sierra Negra Volcano.

The largest of the Galápagos' islands, Isabela – accessible via General Villamil Airport on the western side of the archipelago – is where you'll find