Hotel Ninfa Galapagos
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After 3 days on San Cristobal we are back on Santa Cruz. From here we will explore different other Islands and Santa Cruz itself.
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. …
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 …
... where the tortoises roam wild- well as wild as they can be- I think I could outrun one !! It was truly out of this world to see these creatures just all over the place! Some of them even had GPS 's on their domes/ shells, just to track how far they went. I hope the pictures show the size of them! Following our time with the tortoises we were treated to a "special" cup of tea ( laced with rum) at the owners hacienda- well a place where you could sit down--where ...
... we made land fall wandering amongst a sea lion colony, red crabs, stingrays, pelicans and a solitary heron along a beautiful white sandy beach which extends probably around a kilometre. After a short while it was time to explore under the water and we jumped into wetsuits and snorkelled off the beach. The world is just as amazing under the water. Under the water there were fish everywhere nibbling on coral and the algae but didn't manage to spot any ...
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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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