Red Mangrove Isabela Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... part of going with a big group. We came across some white tipped reef sharks who were hiding in an underwater cave. We all took turns at disturbing them from their slumber to look at them. They were small sharks only about a meter long. We saw one cruising around in the open which was cool. They hunt at night mostly and sleep in caves around the rocks during the day.
We went around the corner through some mangroves where there were more turtles and a giant school of ...
... We navigated around the island a bit further so that we would be in a better location for the afternoon activities. The first thing on the schedule at 14:00 was another snorkel. This time we swam around Devil's Crown. Devil's Crown is an almost completely submerged volcano. Erosion has transformed the cone into a series of jagged peaks with the resulting look of a crown. We followed around the outside of one half of the volcano and then were picked up, ...
... jp g" alt="Baby Sea Lion waiting for his mom" class="yui-img"> We started by going to the giant tortoise breeding center. In the past, the giant tortoise population had been so devastated that it was becoming very difficult for the tortoises to find each other and reproduce...so each of the populations was dying off. Since humans caused it (there are records of boats taking 100,000 giant tortoises off the islands) the breeding center was created to help return ...
... are the tiny lizards, ranging in size between 2 and 6 inches. They look like normal lizards, but their faces are usually bright colours, reds or greens. They scurry around as you walk by, usually not too sure where to go and sometimes you nearly walk on them as they dart under your foot in their confusion as to which way to run!
The tide is higher today than when we last visited Concha de Perla. As I get in the water feels fresher. ...
... could afford. We had an offer of $800 for a 3 night 2 day cruise, to which we countered $500. It was due to leave in 4 days time. The boat company hadn't come back on our counter offer so we decided instead of sitting around in Santa Cruz we would head across to the largest island in the Galapagos, Isabela.
We bought tickets for a ferry leaving at 2pm, but we had to check out by 10am, so we left our bags at the hotel and walked ...