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Av. Charles Darwin, San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands, San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador | 2 star hotel
 

Travel Blogs from San Cristobal

1st day

A travel blog entry by annahildreth

An uneventful flight landed me on San Cristobal Island, one of Galapagos's oldest islands. I am essentially on the equator. It's tropical warm, unpredictably sunny and intermittently windy.

Setting off on a little solo adventure, flippers and snorkel in tow, I climbed the Frigate bird hill, visited the Interpretation Centre and strolled down to Tijereta bay. Plunging into the Pacific Ocean for my ...

2 days on the oldest of the Galápagos Islands

A travel blog entry by fionamary

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... so we had to take a different route. There were dozens of babies, it was so lovely to see them breastfeeding - they make much less fuss about positioning and attachment than we do!!! On Sunday morning Blanca took heather, Katie and I to El Junco fresh water lagoon in a volcanic crater where we watched the frigate birds wash the salty sea water off their feathers. We walked amongst lots of plants and ferns that are native to the Galápagos Islands ...

I Am The Lizard King. I Can Do Anything.

A travel blog entry by zookeeperjosh

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... either lazily spread out over a rock or stood proud on their forelimbs to absorb the fierce sunlight. We encountered many of them, and probably missed just as many as we saw, being as they blend into the rocks with chameleon like camouflage techniques. They are definitely adapted well for this rare and extreme environment. Along the beach pathway there were just as many Lava Lizards as there were iguanas. Males sat proudly on small to medium sized rocks, head ...

Snorkeling at Kicker Rock

A travel blog entry by zookeeperjosh

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... As well as tons of different kinds of fish whose scientific names and even common names I can’t honestly say that I know with 100% certainty. They came in every color of the rainbow (types of puffer fish, angel fish, parrot fish..etc) and stretched down into the ocean as far as the eye could see. I thought I saw some Jellyfish for a split second, but turned out it was just bubbles from the divers who were in the area. The bubbles expand ...

In The Land of Giants

A travel blog entry by zookeeperjosh

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... on it. The park rangers spend a lot of time cutting down elephant ear and placing it in piles next to the path so that the tortoises will find their way to a photographic range. Keep in mind that we are now in the arid section of the island. The tortoises, Chelonoidis nigra chatamensis, were all over the place, doing exactly what Galápagos Tortoises love to do: eat, sleep and be sweet with one another. We saw quite a few rebel tortoises who didn’t ...

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This 2 star hotel is located on Av. Charles Darwin, San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands, San Cristobal.
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