The Galapagos Islands have a varying climate marked by a scarcity of rain, and in April rainy season comes to an end. The Galapagos Islands are quite green and full of life.
In April, the massive arrival of Waved Albatrosses to Espanola Island, where their amazing courtship starts.
April ends the hatching season for the giant tortoises but begins the hatching seasons for both the Green Sea Turtles and Galapagos Land Iguanas. Rainy season comes to an end in April and the Islands become quite green all around!
April in the Galapagos:
Passenger Reviews Who Traveled in April
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