1535: They were discovered by Bishop Tomas de Berlanga when he was traveling from Panama to Peru and due to the ocean currents his boat was pushed westward, arriving casually to the Enchanted Islands.
XVII – XIX: During the following three centuries the islands were invaded by several English pirates who named the different islands of the archipelago with the names of English kings, captains and aristocrats. Being the first to visit the Galapagos Richard Hawkins, in 1593.
1832: The Ecuadorian Government presided by Jose Joaquin de Olmedo annexed the Galapagos Islands to Ecuador and began to rename the islands with names in Spanish.
1835: The scientist Charles Darwin visited the islands to take several samples of the flora and fauna of the archipelago that would allow to carry out studies and experiments that are the base of the book Theory of the Evolution of the Species in the Earth.
1978: The Galapagos Islands were designated as Natural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.