Galapagos Islands

Perception vs. Reality

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Perception:

Mass tourism is damaging the Galapagos National Park.

Reality:

The Galapagos National Park strictly controls the number of visitors allowed to visit the area each year, making the archipelago one of the most highly protected and monitored destinations in the world. As a result, the total number of people staying on live-aboard ships over an entire year is close to 75,000… and that is less than what a world-class sports stadium holds at just one sold-out event!

TRAVEL EXPERT TIP:
Ask about how tourism helps the Galapagos National Park.

Perception: Tourism is affecting Galapagos with thousands of visitors every year

 

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