Grand Hotel Lobo de Mar
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- Continental Breakfast
- Indoor pool
- Non-smoking rooms
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Outdoor pool
TravelPod Member ReviewsGrand Hotel Lobo de Mar Puerto Ayora
The hotel is very centrally located which was amazing. Fantastic beach views from the balconies and even the beds!
Wifi in the lobby
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... trees, and these furry pieces of foliage are indeed native to the islands. I pointed to a fruit on the ground and asked what it was. He picked is up, split it open, and handed it to us to eat, telling us it was a granadilla (passion fruit). Seeing as Laura and I had yet to eat, and were willing to take any free food, we apply obliged. Desayuna! It was delicious. With gestures, many repetitions, and repairs of miscommunications, ...
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... but once we were in the water thankfully I started to feel a lot better. Both Oli and I have our PADI licence, but haven't been diving for quite some time, however it didn't take us too long to pick it all up again! In the water it was amazing, we had seals swimming around us playing, we saw sea turtles, huge schools of fish and even some black fin sharks.
On our last day we went diving again, this time to Gordon Rocks, where we were swimming in ...
... Hawaii fish but bigger. There was also a sea turtle sighting and some tiny hammerhead sharks as we were heading back to the boat.
After snorkeling we watched the sunset over the bow, debriefed on the the following days itinerary, ate dinner, and met the crew. After dinner we looked at the tons and tons of stars above, and ...
... looking down in the water and taking pictures, a sure sign something must be there, and probably a good place for sharks to rest. But we couldn't find them. To be fair they could have been there, but we couldn't see much more than 6 or 7 feet underwater so they could have been right underneath us and we wouldn't have known.
We swam around for a bit, spotting a few fish but no sharks or Tortuga's. As we were getting out ...