Tourism in the Galapagos Islands increased by 6% in 2014

According to a report by the Galapagos National Park (GNP), 215 691 tourists visited the Galapagos Islands during 2014. 70% of this total were foreign (149 997), of which the Americans were the ones who most visited the archipelago, followed by tourists coming from the United...

Galapagos will eliminate the use of plastic bags

One of the new initiatives to protect the environment, proposes the elimination of plastic bags in the Galapagos Islands. The entry to the archipelago of plastic bags with handles, in addition to cups and containers made of plastic, foam or other waste materials will be denied...

Cargo ship “La Floreana” ran aground in the Galapagos Islands

The cargo ship ‘La Floreana’ ran aground early today in front of Puerto Ayora, in the Bahía Naufragio locality, at Galapagos Islands, said the Armed Forces through their twitter account. The boat carrying groceries, gas cylinders, tanks with various products, cars and...

Lonesome George will be at the American Museum of Natural History in New York

Since September 18, the stuffed body of the turtle known as Lonesome George, from the Galapagos Islands, will be exhibited at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Lonesome George was the last of his kind and died in 2012. The museum was in charge of embalming the...

Galapagos Islands win award

The Galapagos Islands were awarded as one of the top destinations in South America. They are seventh worldwide in the World’s Best Awards 2014, organized by Travel & Leisure magazine. The selection was made through a survey among magazine readers, who chose for the...

Galapagos, one of the favorite destinations

Recently, the website hostelworld.com, which specializes in budget accommodation for tourists from all over the world, held a contest called “My great adventure” with the question “If money was not a constraint, where would you go?” where a list of 30...

UN sets nuclear watchdog in the Galapagos Islands

The UN and the government of Ecuador announced yesterday that two stations of the global network of antinuclear surveillance and natural phenomena will settle in the Galapagos Islands. These islands will be part of system of the 278 nuclear tests control centrals worldwide. The...