The official language spoken in The Galápagos Islands is Spanish.
Name: United States Dollar
$20 is approx £15.49
Time Zone: Galápagos Time is (UTC-06:00)
The typical cost of the local beer, Pilesner is $3 (approx £2.32). All beer has to pe imported from Ecuador so expect to pay a little more than you would on the mainland.
You cannot visit The Galápagos Islands and not make the most of the fresh fish on offer. Tuck into a lobster dinner for just $10 (approx £7.73), chicken for $6 (approx £4.64) and grilled fish for $8 (approx £6.19).
There is a fixed tariff on the islands, so all taxis are $1 per ride within the towns. They all white pick up trucks, so there is plenty of room for your backpack or surfboard.
To reach secluded beaches and the more remote parts of the islands, you can pay $3 (approx £2.32) per person for a water taxi.
The key to a cheap stay in the Galápagos is to book ahead of time, to make sure you get a good room if you are looking to save the pennies. A room in a decent hostel or homestay costs around $25 (approx £19.33).
You can stay in a range of hotels in The Galápagos Islands from rustic to high end - you can get a midrange hotel room from $50 (approx £38.67).