The Galapagos Islands are truly the islands of the creature, not the man. The amazing wildlife (Frigids, Marine Iguanas, Giant Land Tortoises, Fur Seals, Sea Lions, and various Booby species) barely flinch as you get near them and do not see people as a threat. You can see giant land tortoises (some over 700 pounds) that can get as old as 200 years! The area also boasts backdrops of centuries old volcanic rock, beautiful white, red and black sand beaches, and oceans so clear you can see the fish swimming from the top of Bartolome Island.
The snorkeling and diving is world-class, the history of these islands is fantastical, and the fact that the guides go as far as making you shake off the sand before you leave the islands makes the Galapagos Islands an ecological paradise that will never lose its charm. Going on a cruise is the best way to do it, as you can navigate multiple islands in a little amount of time, while gaining a whole lot of information you otherwise wouldn’t have known. The islands are a place where all ages can enjoy, and no matter your age you won't be lacking in things to do. Growing up on the beach, I cannot help but favor the coastline, and the Galapagos Islands could be the most beautiful place I have ever been.