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Travel Blogs from Puerto Ayora
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 …
... what you thought was rock was in fact an iguana. Then you would see another, and another, and suddenly what looked like an empty rock had a dozen iguanas on it. Crabs were easier to spot, they were bright orange/red with blue and always on the move. In the water, a a small eagle ray and s stingray were in the shallow water close to shore.
The dinghy came back and ferried us back to the boat where trays of fried banana in dough, fruit and fruit juice ...
... for a scenic ride through El Progresso to a beach called La Loberia. Here we swim with many sea lions and watch them bathe in the sun. These sizeable mammals (some 250 kg) sit not more than a metre away from us. It is astonishing to see how unperturbed they see by us. In the evening we enjoy a seafood dinner at one of the local ...
These last two days have been jam packed and full of activities. I am currently writing from the island of Santa Cruz, our last island visit. I will do my best to update on all that has transpired. Before leaving the island of Isabela we took a boat to 'Tintoreras', shark alley. This name is given for the narrow channel formed by black lava rock which is known to be home to white tipped reef sharks. They wait in the passage letting the pulsing of the ...
... Fernandina, Santiago and Santa Cruz. Other attractions followed continuously and one got better than the other. We visited a giant tortoises breeding station with hundreds of those fascinating land animals who can reach up to 150 years of age. Little penguins in the water, diving seagulls, pelicans and blue footed boobies were all playing its part in a unique and unbeatable experience of natural wonders on this archipelago almost 1000 km away from Ecuadorīs mainland. ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility