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°F84°F74°F2.0 inches

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

Photo cr: Yeow Yuyi, Sadie Mae Glutz & blinkingidiot


Paul Schicke
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Hello! My name is Paul. I am a photographer, traveler, teacher and writer. I have extensive experience in travel to Galapagos, Peru, Patagonia and the western seaboard of South America specializing in ways travelers can experience these once-in-a-life destinations like locals on the road. Lover of wine, chocolate, travel, coffee, and helping others plan vacations of a lifetime!

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