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 …
... had not moved from the cabin of the boat but were lying down in the bed cabin... Not sure why they came on this tour... Anyway, jumping back into the turquoise water, this time seals surrounded us and were around our legs! I can't believe how close they got often mimicking our movements. There was also iguanas (which we stay really far away from as they look like devil spawn and move like snakes in the water.) Again, a plethora of fish greeted us and we cruised here ...
... He died precisely 2 years ago today. We saw the enclosure where he lived and one of his 3 widows who were introduced to him a year before he died. Also at the centre were the very brightly coloured Galápagos land iguanas (green with yellow heads). On our way to and from the centre we saw many Galápagos marine iguanas. As we were wondering about town we came across a fish market that had attracted many pelicans and a ...
... and one more penguin. Unfortunately despite the namesake we didn't swim with any tintoreras (white tipped sharks).
ISLA SAN CRISTOBAL
Getting there and settling in
My next stop was Isla San Cristobal (the capital of the Galapagos and the second most developed island in the archipelago, after Santa Cruz). I took a very scenic flight in a small plane from Isabela to San Cristobal with 2 very nice pilots (although this flight did have its fair ...
... and rocks while I flip flopped around and Pinray took pictures from the boat. I can't believe he wanted to eat more snacks instead of swim with sea lions.
Pinray and I didn't take any pictures of when diving or snorkeling because the day before the dive we discovered that our dive cameras that we used in Belize no longer worked (we had gotten new batteries, but neglected to try the new batteries in the cameras before we left). So, ...
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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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