Galapagos is a wonderful holiday destination for families with children. The beauty of the Galapagos Islands is something that you will definitely want to share with your family. The kids will love discovering animals that are native to the islands. Below are some travel tips about booking a Galapagos hotel; and travelling to Galapagos with children:
Choosing a Family-Friendly Puerto Ayora Hotel
Every hotel stay is an adventure for kids. From the mini-fridge to the key card, everything in the room is new to them, and it will make their imaginations run wild. The hotel room will be an activity hub for the whole family during your stay in Galapagos Islands. It is a place for naps and changes of clothes. It has to be comfortable for the whole family, especially at night.
One of the main factors you need to consider is the location. It should be close to major attractions that you want to visit. That’s why families prefer Ikala Hotel, a Puerto Ayora hotel located just a block away from Santa Cruz Island’s main pier.
This Galapagos Islands hotel is just a ten-minute walk to the Charles Darwin Station, as well as the Galapagos M. Cifuentes Visitor Center. The latter is home to the stuffed body of Solitary George, the most popular giant Galapagos Turtle. Also nearby, is the Las Ninfas Lagoon, a natural retreat suitable for the whole family.
Galapagos Islands Weather
The best thing about the Galapagos Islands is that the weather is beautiful all year long! However, there are certain months that you might want to avoid if you are traveling with children.
The dry season on the islands is from June to December. The water is cooler during this time of the year. It is also the season land birds, and sea mammals are most active. This is typically the peak season for tourists. Not only will there be many tourists on the islands during this time, prices are also tend to be higher.
The best time to travel to Galapagos Islands with kids is during the warm season or between the months of December and May. While you may encounter some rainy days, the temperature of the water is usually warmer. It is the perfect condition for young children. Tortoises, turtles, and sea lions flock to the island during this time.
How to Get There
There are no international flights going to and from Galapagos Islands. The best way to get there is through Ecuador. From there, you can book a flight to Galapagos Baltra Island airport. If you booked a room at the Ikala Hotel, you can take a bus outside the airport that will take you to the Itabaca channel. Then, your family will take a ferry to cross the channel. Then you will take a taxi or bus that will take you to our Puerto Ayora hotel.
By following this guide, you can plan the best family vacation in the Galapagos Islands. By choosing the best Galapagos hotel, you can make your holiday in Puerto Ayora more memorable for the whole family! Contact us here for more information on pricing and reservations.