The Galápagos Islands is a beautiful home to many types of wildlife, from sea lions to turtles to all sorts of birds. The animals on the island are very friendly due to not having any predators, so visitors are able to get very close to these animals for an intimate experience.

Off the coast of Ecuador, around 19 islands make up Galápagos along with many small islands. Each island is very unique, from barren landscapes to volcanic rocks and white sands. This is where Charles Darwin was inspired for his Theory of Evolution.

There are a variety of fun activities to do on the islands and in the surrounding waters.

WHY SPECIAL

Galápagos Islands

DATA

Region
Latin America and the Caribbean
Country
Ecuador 
Category
Natural
Name
Galápagos Islands
Selection Criteria (?)
(ix)(vii)(viii)(x)
Year of Registered
1978
Year of Revised
2001
Keyword
Registered in 1978