Visiting the Galápagos Islands is like walking into the middle of a wildlife documentary. Travelers from all across the globe come here to spot the islands’ incredible variety of endemic animals. Penguins, fur seals, giant tortoises, marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, hawks—the list is endless. Here, visitors can truly get up close and personal with some of the planet’s most rare wildlife.
Here are seven interesting facts about these amazing islands: