8. Galapagos Islands
An archipelago of volcanic islands the Galapagos Islands are located along the Equator in the Pacific Ocean. These islands have many endemic species, including giant tortoises which make the islands so popular. Although the Galapagos is on the sea level and is on the Equator, the climate is not tropical. For instance, in Santa Cruz Island on the highlands it can be cold and windy, and on the sea level it can be hot and sunny. If you are going to visit the Galapagos Islands, make sure you speak a little Spanish, since it’s the principal language on the islands.