Royal Palm Resort Hotel
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Non-smoking hotel
- Swimming pool
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... sea lion came back at one point with two of his friends. He was super curious and playful and I had a front seat for all of it. He would swim to within inches of my GoPro, with me filming the whole thing. He'd do flips and sharp turns right in front of me, again and again, almost daring me to do better. It was like he was saying 'can you do this?'. I could see him watching me, full eye contact. It was truly magical! One of ...
... We also swam with marine iguanas, another sea lion, pelicans, and fish of many colours and sizes. The water was beautifully warm - almost 80 degrees - and felt great!
Back to the boat, we changed our clothes and headed out for another wet landing from the pangas. Rabida island has a stunning red cliff and red sand beach. On the walk we saw a couple of sea lions (one sadly with a rope around his ...
... prepared a really awesome lunch of local freshly caught white Galapagos fish with cilantro rice, mashed potatoes, and salad. It was, again, delicious, and way better than what I expected based on the lunch from my previous two tours: bologna sandwich with a juice box and a half-egg sandwich with a juice box. The boat ride home was really nice. I talked Galapagos social tendencies and politics with our tour guide, as well as told the Japanese anesthesiologist and tour guide about ...
... less salty sea water.
I got my things and took a nice 4km walk to Tortuga Bay. I was a hot walk of course on this lovely path through thick trees. Everywhere along the path small lizards scurried away. I exited and saw before me a huge beach with white sands, black rocks where iguanas lay and crabs did whatever crabs do. No one was around, the sand was so packed that i barely left a food print. The waves were high and white tipped, so it wasn't a ...
... he shared his water with me as i was parched. Back at my hostel i cleaned up and went out for some OK pizza, and then headed to the pier to watch the sea lions resting on the walkway. They were pretty active these two males, and when someone got to close they growled. I was sitting on a bench and one came up to me and forced me to abandon the seat where he then took up position on it and laid claim to it. I returned to rest up a bit as i was very tired. Later in ...