WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO GO TO GALAPAGOS?
The Galapagos Islands are considered to be a great year-round travel destination, so there is no “best time” to go to Galapagos, or best month to travel. But there are subtle monthly differences to consider when planning, or preparing for, your Galapagos vacation.
If you are looking for a summary of Galapagos climate across the year, then our general Galapagos Weather blog is for you.
Otherwise, read on for everything you need to know about Galapagos weather and wildlife in the month of DECEMBER.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT GALAPAGOS IN DECEMBER?
December is a TRANSITION month, changing from COOL & DRY season into WARM & WET. So expect changeable and variable weather conditions, and a hotter sun as the month advances.
At the end of the COOL & DRY months, December still sees cooler seas, rich in nutrients, perfect for marine species like Sealions, Sea Turtles, and species of Seabird, who find food plentiful.
The first rains of the WARM & WET season often come in December, starting to bring the greenery back into life on the highlands, so land Galapagos species are easily spotted in December, even though their food sources are only recently returning.
December sees HIGH demand for cruise spaces, especially over the Christmas & New Years´eve period. We therefore strongly recommend booking well in advance, and consider that cruise prices may increase for this very popular travel date.
GALAPAGOS WEATHER IN DECEMBER:
Average Galapagos Temperature in December
Average Galapagos Rainfall in December
Water Temperature at Galapagos in December
WHAT WILL I SEE IN THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS IN DECEMBER?
Every month at the Galapagos Islands offers amazing wildlife spotting for tourists, and almost all land and marine species can in fact be found year-round. However, each different month will have something special & unique going on.
So, what special wildlife moments should you expect in December?
Wildlife behaviour at Galapagos is inherently unpredictable. The wildlife activities listed above are intended as a general purpose guideline only, and cannot be guaranteed.
We really hope that this Galapagos in December blog was useful. If you are looking for a complete summary of Galapagos climate across the year, then also check out our general Galapagos Weather blog.
If you need any help planning your Galapagos Vacation (in December or any other month!), then just drop us a line.
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