The climate is tropical. The sea has an almost constant temperature of 25 degrees and the sometimes strong breeze – the trade wind – comes from the Northeast almost whole year round. It incidentally rains and the sun almost always shines. However, frequently there are days on which the fine dessert sand in the air blocks the sun (and even the view). All the islands are volcanic, but still each island is unique. The islands suffer different states of weathering and as one island is flat with beautiful white beaches, the next island has a height of 3000 meters with sharp cliffs and lushes overgrowth. The water is filled with flying fishes, tuna, wahoo, sea turtles and whales. Steep terrace fields with banana- and coffee plantations, black volcanic slopes and a fierce foaming, deep blue sea define the landscape.