Residencial Espana

Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador | Hostel
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Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world!

A travel blog entry by binni on Aug 01, 2014

1 comment, 1 photo

So we have spent three days on the Galapagos islands, the archipelago of my dreams since a year 11 biology class.


It’s not often that places you build up in your imagination meet or exceed expectations, but this place has done it in three days.


Perhaps even five minutes.


So to begin with, we rock up at the airport, with no flights, no accommodation, just our backpacks. We went to the tickets counter and easily bought two ...

Mosquera Islet and Cerro Dragón

A travel blog entry by davidandmaria on Jul 21, 2014

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... at Cerro Dragón to see the cactus opuntia forest and the huge land iguanas which can live to 60 years. We passed dozens of marine iguanas and Sallylightfoot crabs as we came ashore so we crossed our fingers for the land iguanas to be there for us too. We passed by a lagoon, as we headed inland, which normally has a flock of flamingos but like yesterday, there was only one.

Walking a little further inland, we came across our first ...

Snorkelling with seals! :-)

A travel blog entry by kathy.turner on Jul 07, 2014

... rough. The girls struggled a bit, but not as bad as this poor lady. Her husband, who looked like Geoffrey Rush, chilled reading a book-the.whole.day. Meanwhile she looked as white as a ghost, sweating profusely. Don't think she smiled once all day. There must have bee some translation issue. No way you'd book a snorkelling trip just to sit there all day.
Stop one was Santa Fe.....we saw more wildlife in 5minutes than we saw in 2 days ...

Galavanting around the Galapagos

A travel blog entry by kiri-ana on Jun 07, 2014

... snorkelling ($40) - this provided a nice land over lava formations, with good information, and the chance to see lava gulls (galapagos sea gulls), a great blue herron, lava herrons, marine iguanas, penguins, and blue footed boobies. This was followed by some average snorkelling (mostly just lazy turtles on the sea floor, and some fish) although I did also see a huge stingray (about 2m diameter) and it was the only time I got to swim along with marine iguanas, which was ...

Last day in Paradise

A travel blog entry by wratravel on May 30, 2014

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... say we were all exhausted. Austin,Grace, Chase, Yuki and Alan went on to their scuba adventure while the rest of us went to the hotel and took a two hour nap . We just finished visiting the Darwin Research Institute and we are going shopping around town. Tomorrow we head to Quito and then home. It has been an amazing ...

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