Surprisingly NO! Due to the onshore breezes most coastal areas dont have too many problems with mosquitos but inland on the islands in the greener areas you may have more. But due to the lack of standing water and generally dry climate, Galapagos is not too bad for mosquitos and you can often sleep without protection and not pay the price for it.
Anything raw or with seeds will not be allowed in Galapagos, so that means many fruits and vegetables. Also anything alive that could be eaten later also no. Rumors have it that its so strict they even prohibit certain types of sunscreens, we havent found that to be the case.
The best time of year to see penguins in Galapagos is September!
Yes, walking is great on the Galapagos! Many trails. !
You can see many different types of endemic (only in Galapagos) wildlife, like the giant tortoises, tropical penguins and more…
Yes! Although for the short distances prices can be quite pricey. We suggest take the ferry! Often $200 and up one way!
Yes, its a very safe place and recommended!
No! too far! Give yourself at least 3 to 5 days! Its a several hour flight from Ecuador mainland itself.
Fly! There are daily flights, best to book ahead, starting around $200 round trip.
You can find small bed and breakfasts and hostals on the islands for around $30 for 2 people. Many are not advertised online. Food plan $15 a day per person if eating out. Transport is not too much maybe $10 a day. $50 per day per person is doable if not doing many expensive activities.