Hotel Ninfa Galapagos
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July 26, 2011
I wasn't feeling entirely well leading up to this trip. I decided to try to get a little extra sleep to get myself ready. That was a good idea. The bad idea was that I was late getting to the Quito Airport. When i left at 8:40 that I only had 2 hours to till my flight left. Sometimes it can take at least an hour to get to …
July 28, 2011
I clearly remember at dinner the previous night that the instructor (in Spanish) said that if your tour was going to Isla Florena in the morning to be ready to leave at 8 AM.
I woke up at 7:50 AM today. That was enough time to quickly think wth happened?, change, eat, and be ready a little past 8 AM. No problem.
... channel, which was a lot of fun. I only got stuck twice so was rather impressed with myself, considering my lack of experience. We paddled along these high lava cliffs and saw hundreds of stunning sea birds. All the usual suspects were there: lots of pelicans, blue footed boobies, herons and gulls. Watching them skimming the surface of the sea and diving into the water in front of the kayak was a very unique experience. There were ...
... couples on the tour.
While on Isabella Island (the one shaped like a sea horse), we visited Sierra Negra and had an absolutely lovely guide named Sandra (if you go there, ask for her!). She was so inspiring and full of information and... a GIRL! For me this was especially wonderful because woman guides were generally few and far between; this was ...
Part XX - Ahoy pa hoe hoe
The Galápagos Islands – 06-12/11/12
The Galápagos Islands blew my tiny mind! Or I should say, “…are blowing…” because for once I’m writing a blog entry about the place I’m currently in. I love it here that much! I’m writing from aboard the yacht Merak, anchored off Santiago Island, while we take a moment to digest our delicious fish lunch before our next foray - to climb ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Ninfa Galapagos Puerto Ayora
I saw some rating somewhere that weren't happy with Las Ninfas because they only speak in Spanish. My response to that is uhhh...think about where you are. For the majority of the trip, everybody was fantastic. The guides were great for a majority of the time minus a few quirks here and there, of that being when they talk, they talk in spanish so fast that it is difficult to understand. I do not have a problem with the spanish but they could have spoken a bit slower because there were a lot of people from other countries there. That was my only real complaint. The good wasn't bad at all. The accommodations were worth it. The beaches, the atmosphere, the way they take care of you was really well done and thought out. I would have liked to have seen a few more things like more blue footed boobies but when they sent you off to Florena or Isabella or wherever you go, you are on a good boat with a good captain and they make sure you are safe and if you get sick they take care of you as well. It sure beats the hell out of Royal Palm which costs 300$ per night. Get to the Galapagos. You won't regret it.
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