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The climate in the Galapagos Islands is considered subtropical, with relatively stable temperatures throughout the year. However, there are some seasonal variations that should be taken into account.

- Warm season (December to May): During these months, temperatures tend to be higher, ranging between 24°C and 30°C. It is the rainy season, with possible downpours and cloudiness. It is also the time when warm ocean currents, known as the El Niño current, can affect the region, which can have an impact on water temperatures and marine life.

- Cool season (June to November): During these months, temperatures are slightly lower, around 20°C to 26°C. It is the time when the Humboldt Current influences the Galapagos Islands, bringing with it colder waters and a drier climate. The presence of the Humboldt Current also causes increased marine life activity, making it an excellent time for diving and marine life viewing.

In general, the Galapagos Islands have a pleasant climate throughout the year, but it is recommended to take into account seasonal differences and plan activities based on weather conditions and personal preferences.

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In the Galapagos Islands, there are several medical centers and hospitals that provide medical care to residents and tourists. Some of them are:

  1. Oskar Jandl Hospital: It is the main hospital of the Galapagos Islands and is located on Santa Cruz Island, in the city of Puerto Ayora. It offers general medical services, emergency care and has specialized personnel in different areas.

  2. Isabela Health Center: Located on Isabela Island, in the city of Puerto Villamil, this health center provides basic medical services, emergency care and has trained personnel to treat different medical conditions.

  3. Floreana Health Center: Located on Floreana Island, this health center offers primary medical care and emergency services for residents and visitors to the island.

  4. On San Cristóbal Island, in the Galapagos Islands, is the Padre José Carollo Hospital. It is the main health care center on the island and offers general medical services, emergency care and has specialized personnel in different areas of medicine. The Padre José Carollo Hospital is located in the city of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, which is the capital of the province of Galapagos and the main urban center of San Cristóbal.

It is important to note that due to the remote nature of the Galapagos Islands, the availability of specialized medical services may be limited. If you require specific medical attention, you may need to be evacuated to mainland Ecuador for additional treatment. In addition, it is recommended to have travel insurance that covers medical expenses in case of emergency.

We recommend you take out your complete IATI travel insurancehere, or ask us for more information for coverage.

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You will need an adapter for 120V plugs with type A/B pins and a frequency of 60Hz, like the one used in the US.

We recommend universal adapter with USB ports, you can find it here:

Nowadays it seems difficult to live without the internet, but when we talk about traveling, sometimes it becomes essential, or, at least, very practical. To locate hotels or restaurants, look at tour operator reviews, GPS...

On the islands it is easy to find a SIM card, you have three main companies: Claro, Movistar and Tuenti.

In general, the internet works quite slowly, although I have always used Claro and I have not had any major problems.

Another (very good) option is to buy an eSIM from Holafly. You can buy it from your country of origin. You just have to install it and activate it on your phone and it guarantees internet as soon as you arrive in the country. The only thing you need is a compatible mobile phone with eSIM. You can see the list of compatible phoneshere.

If you buy it fromthis link you will get a 5% discount by entering the code PIQUEROAZUL.

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