You just tied the knot, and you and your significant other are ready to embark into a new adventure in life. Your first adventure will be your honeymoon, an anticipated moment that you both will remember for the rest of your life; you want it to be unique, unforgettable and full of new experiences that you will share.
Well, the Galapagos Islands can offer all of that!
Besides its pristine beaches, one-of-a-kind wildlife, and beautiful landscapes, the Galapagos offers a unique combination of adventure and relaxation for newly married couples that are looking forward to experiencing something new during their honeymoon.
Below you will find a list of the Top 5 things to do during your Galapagos Honeymoon:
Enjoy a new culinary experience together
Due to its privileged location, the Galapagos Islands are the perfect place to enjoy delicious cuisine that includes ingredients from coastal South America and a wide variety of international dishes whether it is aboard your cruise or in one of the restaurants located along the beachfront.
Restaurants like the Angermeyer Waterfront Inn and Bahia Mar offer delicious food and incredible oceanfront views.
Explore the incredible underwater world together
Activities like snorkeling and diving are preferred by travelers in the Galapagos Islands thanks to the vast abundance of marine life. Nearly 20% of marine life in the Galapagos is endemic, which means that it can’t be found anywhere else on Earth. This conglomeration is something special in marine species as they tend to migrate and mix in a much larger territory than land wildlife.
This fascinating underwater world can be easily observed thanks to the abundance of marine life and the crystal-clear waters, allowing you and your partner to experience a whole new world together.
During a cruise, you will be able to enjoy water activities like snorkeling, kayaking, swimming and go for a panga ride.
Admire breathtaking natural landscapes together
Imagine waking up during your honeymoon to an incredible view of the turquoise waters, the morning sun, and the morning breeze on your face. Then picture heading to your excursion to these beautiful volcanic landscapes and exploring the archipelago, looking for the next adventure.
Another fantastic activity to do during your honeymoon onboard a Galapagos cruise is to stargaze during the night on the upper deck; you can even arrange a private dinner for you and your partner and enjoy this romantic getaway, just the two of you in the middle of the ocean.
Experience close encounters with wildlife
In addition to romantic activities, you will also enjoy thrilling moments during your honeymoon: you will encounter with sea lions wandering and resting around town or getting on board the pangas of the yacht, curious finches trying to get a sip of your water, colorful boobies walking along the trails with you, giant tortoises slowly moving around their natural habitat or marine iguanas resting on the rocks.
You and your new spouse will not only get a close look at these fascinating creatures for the first time together, and you will create memories for a lifetime.
Enjoy the Galapagos’ beautiful and secluded beaches
Enough of adventure and wildlife! We know you are on your honeymoon and you will need some romance during this getaway, and although all we mentioned before sounds great, it is understandable to look for some privacy. Don’t worry; we got you!
This paradise on earth is not only famous for its wildlife, marine life, and volcanic landscapes; it also has beautiful beaches on its 800 miles of coastline. During your trip, you will find not only your usual white-sanded beaches you will also find a red beach in Rabida Island, a black beach in Floreana Island and Santiago Island and beautiful crystal-clear beaches in Santa Cruz, Isabela, San Cristobal, and other islands.
Thanks to the fact that only 3% of the archipelago is populated by humans, the beaches are not overcrowded, which allows for an excellent opportunity to enjoy a romantic day on the beach.
Carlos Beate is the Commercial Manager at Andando Tours. Andando Tours offers exclusive traveling experiences, specializing in sailing around the Galapagos Islands and overland along the magnificent Avenue of Volcanoes on the Ecuadorian Andes.