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Balmy and beautiful, the Galapagos Islands are one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. But which areas are the absolute must-sees?

Here are five of the top holiday locations in the Galapagos.

1: León Dormido

Dive into the waters of León Dormido and snorkel with the sea turtles and white-tipped reef sharks. If you really want to be amazed, swim on over to Isla Lobos to glimpse the sea lions.

2: Punta Cormorán

The beaches of Punta Cormorán are covered in powdery white sand and pink flamingos, making them the picture-perfect spot for a tropical island holiday. Don’t forget your umbrella drink!

3: Santa Cruz

Laze away your days with the giant tortoises of Santa Cruz. Surrounded by wildflowers, green mosses and pleasantly shady cliffs, they definitely have the right idea in just lying around and enjoying the scenery.

4: Darwin Island

Known for its amazing cruises, visitors to Darwin Island can whale- and dolphin-watch from the deck or put on a wetsuit and explore the water themselves, swimming with hammerheads, whale sharks and hundreds of brightly-colored fish.

5: Punta Suárez

Punta Suárez is a biologically diverse region filled with everything from rock-clinging iguanas to bright nesting boobies. This is the place to go if you want to take incredible pictures for your scrapbook back home!

If you’re traveling to the wonderful world of the Galapagos Islands, you won’t want to miss these five spots. Click here for more on Galapagos tours and vacation packages.