The Galapagos Islands are a place of exceptional beauty and great biological importance to the scientific community, where unique species coexist in the world and established a human community since the beginning of last century. The Galapagos natural significance lies in the high level of endemism that exists in the islands due to their isolation from the continent.
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Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands is a popular cruise destination. Santa Cruz is the island which houses the largest human population in the archipelago in the town of Puerto Ayora, where you can find small boats offering transportation service to the islands.
To go from Santa Cruz to Floreana Island should make a trip by boat or ferry. The tour lasts approximately five hours, during which you can see beautiful landscapes and lush flora and fauna that offers the most central island of the Galapagos Archipelago.
After 4 or 5 hours of sailing Foreana landed on the island, located south of the island Santa Cruz. This island has been a favorite of visitors, including pirates, whalers and settlers.
Floreana, has a population of about 170 permanent residents. It is formed by a volcano, which is inactive, probably extinct. The official name of the island is Santa Maria is one of Columbus's ships, but most people tell Floreana, after the first president of Ecuador Juan José Flores.