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Things to do in Galapagos Islands

Nature-lovers wondering what to do in the Galapagos Islands will be hard pressed to run out of options. The archipelago is full of natural wonders, including fearless wildlife, sweeping views, and beautiful beaches perfect for both surfing and scuba diving. The islands are not just visually stunning, however – they also have a rich, storied history courtesy of Charles Darwin. Nature historians and biologists wondering what to do in the Galapagos Islands are encouraged to visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, which includes a national-park information station, baby-tortoise incubators and an adult tortoise protected enclosure.

Of the many things to do on the Galapagos Islands, nightclubbing and party-hopping are not among them. However, the islands do boast a surprisingly impressive collection of restaurants, and one of the best things to do on the Galapagos Islands is eat a delicious meal while taking in one of the many breathtaking views the archipelago has to offer.

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