The spectacular Galapagos National Park is situated roughly 1000 kilometres off the coast of Ecuador on the Santa Cruz Island of the Galapagos archipelago. The Park is often referred to as a ‘living museum’ owing to its phenomenal melting pot of species. The area inspired the evolutionary theories of Charles Darwin and is considered to be a living laboratory where evolution is still in process. The park is home to a variety of animals and plants which do not exist anywhere else. These factors, along with the ongoing volcanic and seismic activity, has earned the park UNESCO status. Visitors can spot animals such as land iguanas, giant tortoises, a diversity of finches, and many other animal and plant species. Set at the confluence of three ocean currents, there is also an incredibly rich and abundant marine life offshore.