Hotel Solymar

Ave. Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands, 00000, Ecuador | 4 star hotel
Prices starting from $243.00

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The hopes of a species

A travel blog entry by kirstinf on May 15, 2014

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I got to take another plane ride today :) I sadly had to check out of my lovely hotel in Quito and continue on to my next adventure. It was all arranged for me that I would fly to the Galápagos Islands - landing at Baltra Island and I would be transferred to my hotel on Santa Cruz Island. What I wasn't aware of was there would be a few …

Snorkelling in the Galápagos Islands!

A travel blog entry by kate.anthonisz


... it and started to enjoy myself an amazing amazing world of beauty opened up before my eyes. This is something I have never experienced before!! Schools of fish milled around my legs and you could actually see things I can't explain. It was just magnificent. When we call came up to chat, we had giant grins on our faces and finally Galápagos island was starting to perk up. The water is a beautiful aqua blue and must be about 23-24 degrees. It was just beautiful. We swam ...


A travel blog entry by fionamary


... and disappearances on the Galápagos Islands over the past century. I was glad I wasn't sleeping in a tent on my own that night (since starting the trip Karin, from Austria has been my roommate. For 2 nights Louise from Sweden also joined us)! It was a drizzly morning today in the highlands but by time we drove back to sea level it was scorching sunshine. We went to the Charles Darwin research and breeding centre where we ...

First Dive Day: N. Seymour

A travel blog entry by coppercord


... and was the first to run out of air again, but we saw a lot of cool things including little blennies peaking out of barnacles, a scorpion fish, an eagle ray, and lots of white tip tiger sharks.

Normally between the two dives, we just hang out on the boat as we go to the next site. The surface interval between these two dives was probably my favorite part of the whole trip: snorkeling with a large group of sea lions. AMAZING. They are ...

Back to the Mainland

A travel blog entry by julieblyth


An early start so as we could cram more excitement in before our 10.30 am flight back to Quito. A 6am zodiac ride into a nearby mangrove swamp. Before we left we looked out and saw two massive sharks circling the boat. These would have been maybe 4 metres long, thank goodness we have finished snorkelling. In the mangroves the first to see were the famous blue footed boobies. Initially we saw one only but then a ...

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