Galapagos Best Home Stay
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGalapagos Best Home Stay Puerto Ayora
We enjoyed having a kitchen equipped with everything we needed, including some oil, coffee, sugar, and even a few spices, and all the filtered water we wanted. The beds and bedding were comfortable and the rooms are clean. The showers are nice and hot. The rooms have airconditioners with remotes. The hostal is owned and run by an American/Ecuadorian couple. Kevin, gives a free tour of the town upon your arrival, with a run down of all the good places to go and eat at. We tried all of Kevin's recommendations and he was spot on. The hostal is not by the water but close enough and the taxis are only $1.00 anywhere within Puerta Ayora. Beer is always available for purchase, there is WIFi and computers to use, but the internet is very slow. There are internet cafes in town however, and that is what we used to download all of our pictures. There are also small groceries stores just around the corner and down the street. If you decide you want to go ahead a take a cruise, they will refund your money if you leave early. A good location, we were very happy with the entire experience.
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On September 15th we headed off to The Galápagos Islands to celebrate our upcoming 30th Anniversary -- which is officially on October 1, 2013. Now we can't say that these islands were anywhere on our "bucket list" before moving to Ecuador, but they quickly made that "list" after we arrived. And now -- check!
The volcanic Galápagos Islands …
... are designed to be close to private land to minimize our footprint in the area. This means trekking alongside cattle and horses for the first few kilometers but we are in the Galapagos and the scenery is beautiful! I can’t get over the stunning landscape of these islands.
If you want a closer exposure to the wild Galapagos, you need to go to the remote islands, but water taxis only depart about twice a week. We could have gone to the tortoise breeding area ...
... noe annet spennende.. Båtturen hjem tok 2,5 time og Stillehavet var langt fra blitt noe roligere i løpet av dagen. Hvis det er noe som heter hav-rafting så må dette kvalifisere til dette. Bølgene kom av og til mot oss som store vegger … litt skummelt for en lite sjøfaren Camilla. Vel tilbake på hotellet. En god dusj, litt hviling .. Så blir det vel en god middag siste kvelden på Galapagos i dag..
... taking place behind her! How sad. So we really do have to be thankful that places like this Breeding Centre do exist and are trying to reverse this damage.
This had been a brilliant visit where we had seen every stage of the magnificent creatures from incubation to release, we would have happily sat and watched the eating, walking, climbing and arguing Tortoises for hours more but "Time and Tide" and all that...
We were given a bit of time to walk ...
... As we got closer, it became clearer and we realized it was, without a doubt, the grunts of turtle sex. It didn’t take long to pinpoint the source as a giant male turtle was mounting a much smaller female (the males can be up to 3x the size of the females). Undeterred by the crowd gathering around, the turtle kept at it, thrusting and letting out a deep grunt every minute or so. Ironically, a second large male stood behind him, and, as Mauricio explained, ...