The Galápagos archipelago is a place that can be visited at any time; nevertheless this period of the year - February and March - is special due to the great weather. Conditions at this time of year bring about stunning changes in the colours and tones of its volcanic landscapes, with greens washing over the usually grey and barren vistas. The climate turns humid and warm, and many land reptiles and bird species take this as a sign to begin their reproduction cycles. An extraordinary example are frigate birds, who engage in full courtship and nesting. Visitors can expect temperatures to range between 24ºC and 30ºC (76ºF - 86ºF) and the sea is also warm, between 20°C to 25°C (68ºF to 77ºF).
In general, January, February and March bring hot days, mostly sunny weather with the odd cloudburst and warm, relatively calm seas.
In Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island, the Finch Bay Eco Hotel was recently nominated among the Top 25 Hotels in South America by Trip Advisor. Here, guests can select a variety of multisport activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving, visiting Santa Cruz Island's highlands, visiting the Charles Darwin Research Station, and exploring nearby islands on the hotel's own yachts - or simply relaxing by the pool in inimitable Galápagos style, in the company of ducks, herons and gulls.