Grand Hotel Lobo de Mar
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Breakfast (different eggs this morning) and check out, putting all our bags in two rooms by 8:30am. Quick drive to the pier where Christian and Carlos get kayaks ready for us. We get a dry lesson on how to hold the paddle and use it, how to get in and sit in the kayak. Mum goes in a double kayak with Christian and me with Jill, who has done some …
... on the island they inhabit. There are lava lizards, large and small- red necks are females and the males are just black!! It all seems different here as at home the brighter coloured creatures are the males!! We even saw a couple of Galapagos snakes, which are constrictor snakes and not poisonous. They are not huge , just up to a metre long. We saw huge turtles under the water- they obviously haven't heard about the Galapagos rule of coming out to meet you! On ...
... role in avoiding extinction in some species. Tortoises are bred and separated according to the different species from different islands. Most tortoises stay in the centre until age four or five until being released in the wild. We also saw Diego, the tortoise originally from Espanola Island who was living in San Diego Zoo until the 1970's when scientists realised the Espanola tortoises were nearly extinct and the only two ...
... berhaupt nicht empfehlenswert :-O
Gretel, Steffen & Hannes
August 9th - Daphne Island and Bachas Beaches (Santa Cruz)
We got up at 7am to take a short trip around Daphne Island where we saw some dolphins and mantas jumping out of the crystal clear water.
Then we had to say good bye to Alastair from England who had to go back to London. Our guide Alfonso brought him to the ...
... it it amazing (though you need to keep over a metre away from them and move away if they come up to you as it's a rule of the national park). One of the saddest things we saw was a sealion pup that had been abandoned by its mother. Jorge said it would die very soon as they don't get taken on by a surrogate mother and it would not be able to find food itself. It must be so hard for the guides not to intefere when they see such things but also it is survival ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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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