- islands in the Pacific Ocean located to the west of mainland Ecuador. Islands have beaches
, but the main goal of this region is a unique wildlife. All the islands are of volcanic origin and their formation continues to this day. Beach and seabed: sand, stones. 
Almost all the hotels are located in Santa Cruz
island. There are also a dozen of hotels in Isabela
island, - in Puerto Villamil
village, featured by the beautiful tropical beach. Find hotels in Galapagos islands
How to get there 
Fly to Baltra island airport (GPS)
or fly to San Cristobal island airport (SCY)
There is a speedboat connection between main islands. Trip cost $25-30 per person one way. Best way to explore various remote islands is to take few days package tour. Minimum prices for similar tour start at $150 per day. Find flights to Galapagos islands
When to go 
Any time of year. There are two main seasons: dry but cool from May to September, and warm but rainy from September to May.
Though Galapagos Islands are located almost near the equator, cold ocean currents don't allow seawater to warm up to a comfortable temperature. Therefore Galapagos is not best place for a beach holiday.
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