10 Fun Spanish Phrases for Your Galapagos Trip

Galapagos Culture

Do you need to learn Spanish before your Galapagos trip? Absolutely not. Galapagos tours include a bilingual English-Spanish naturalist guide. Other naturalist guides on the island are available who speak French, Italian, German, and Chinese.

But, would it be fun to learn a little Spanish before your trip? Absolutely! Other than the crucial “Donde está el baño?” or “Where is the bathroom”, here are some more fun phrases to learn. You can surprise your guide, the hotel staff, or any of the local Galapagos residents you meet. Have a phrase you’d like translated for your trip? Let us know in comments!

10 Spanish phrases For Your Galapagos Trip

  1. I swam with sea lions.

    Yo nadé con lobos marinos.

  2. I swam with sharks and survived.

    Yo nadé con tiburones y sobrevivi.

  3. Let’s go! You walk slower than a giant tortoise

    Vámonos! Caminas más despacio que un tortuga gigante.Giant Galapagos Tortoise

  4. The tortoise is huge.

    La tortuga es enorme.

  5. Could you take a picture of us please?

    Puede sacar una foto de nosotros por favor?

  6. The biggest lobster please.

    El langostino más grande por favor.

  7. A beer please.

    Un Pilsner por favor (Pilsner is an Ecuadorian brand of beer common in the Galapagos)

  8. I love the Galapagos Islands.

    Me encantan las Islas Galápagos.

  9. What is your favorite animal?

    Que es tu animal favorito?

  10. Your eyes are more blue than a blue-footed booby.

    Tus ojos son más azules que un piqueo de pata azul!

Meet the Author

Lisa Cho is an expat living in Ecuador, originally from San Francisco, California. She writes about the Galapagos Islands on this site and about her mainland Ecuador adventures on CuencaCultureShock.com

1 comment… add one
  • Joe Dec 8, 2016, 6:50 pm

    can you give me some 10 useful phrases of Galapagos island

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