Much like the revolutionary scientific idea it’s become synonymous with, the Galapagos Islands may inspire you to think differently about the world. You can’t help but think you’ve stumbled upon an alternate universe.What’s truly special is that the creatures that call the islands home act as if humans are nothing more than slightly annoying paparazzi, and are always willing to pose for the best picture. Never before have I seen penguins, sea lions and sharks all in one day, with many of these creatures only found in the Galapagos.
On our first full day exploring, we visited Española Island which is one of the oldest islands at3 million years old. Sadly, this island is dying and slowly becoming a rocky, barren land with little or no vegetation. But it does have large bays, with sand that attracts a healthy number of Galapagos Sea Lions. Basically, the outside of the island is beautiful beaches, and the inside is full of bare trees. We walked around this island for over 3 hours, hiking the perimitor and saw more iguanas, crabs, sea lions, different birds, and a blow hole. Talk about bang for your buck.