south america | Galapagos Islands

The mating & rainy season begins!

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The climate of the Galapagos islands is hardly the tropical climate you would find in the Caribbean or South Pacific, the islands are not cold either, as average daytime temperatures in the lowlands usually reach at least 30°C (85°F). The average water temperature, however, is less than the 30°C needed to sustain the coral that surrounds many tropical islands.

In January, the rainy season begins. On Hood (Espanola) Island, the mating season for the adult marine iguanas begins, they become brightly colored (green, red and black). The Green Sea Turtles arrives to lay eggs on the beaches in the Galapagos. Land iguanas begin reproductive cycles. Both, water and air temperatures rise and stay warm until May.

January weather in the Galapagos:

Galapagos Land Birds
Snorkeling in January
Galapagos Green Sea Turtles
Galapagos Marine Iguana

Passenger Reviews Who Traveled in January

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Temperatures for Galapagos Islands in January:

Average Low: Average High: Water Temperature: Average Rainfall:
70°F 84°F 74°F 2.0 inches

For more information on Galapagos Islands weather, click here Galapagos Islands weather.

Photo cr: Yeow Yuyi, Sadie Mae Glutz & blinkingidiot


Fernando Diez
Marketing Manager at Quasar Expeditions

Hi, I am Fernando and travel is my passion. This passion began with my first trip to the Galapagos Islands in 1986 and later became my work when I started working at Quasar Expeditions. Now the Marketing Manager for Quasar and responsible for the creation of the Patagonia Project in Chile, my passion for travel continues to grow to new and exciting destinations in South America.

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