Home to a plethora of incredible animals, such as the Marine Swimming Iguana, Galapagos Penguin, and of course, the Giant Tortoise, the vast biodiversity of the islands, each with their own distinct character, is the main draw.
First coming to prominence as a hot bed of piratical activity in the 17th and 18th century. The various caves provided hiding places for English Pirates wanting to plunder the passing Spanish Galleons. The islands received worldwide fame upon the 1859 publication of in the Origins of Species by Darwin. A revolutionary argument against the transmutation of species. As one of the most protected areas on the planet, opportunities to visit are limited and must be undertaken with a specialist guide.