Royal Palm Resort Hotel

Via Baltra Km 18, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador | Hotel
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This hotel is located on Via Baltra Km 18, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands, Santa Cruz.
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    Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world!

    A travel blog entry by binni on Aug 01, 2014

    1 comment, 1 photo

    ... for cheaper than we’d seen online) to Galapagos Island. Felt like I was living the Amaazing Race or something. I was ridiculously excited.

    After a non eventful flight, we step off the plane and walk with our backpacks with a girl called Karen from Heathcote (a story for another day) and five minuets later, we’re sitting at a cafe on the main street, which is facing the water.

    Pretty soon it’s like something from my bio ...

    Mosquera Islet and Cerro Dragón

    A travel blog entry by davidandmaria on Jul 21, 2014

    33 photos

    ... hiding under a bush. Whereas the marine iguanas are black and grey to blend in with the shore rocks, the land variety are red and orange to blend in with the arid vegetation. They are quite a lot bigger too but equally as fearless of humans as all wildlife on these islands. As we continued our walk towards the viewpoint, we came across lots more iguanas and one that was spotted in the distance even walked 50m down the hill to within inches of ...

    Snorkelling with seals! :-)

    A travel blog entry by kathy.turner on Jul 07, 2014

    ... amazon. Seals, birds and fish, before we'd even left the boat. First dive...everyone was wearing wetsuits, was the water cold. Answer -no! It would have paid off later though was Jess and Kate got some serious burn and I got a hand print on my shoulder from poor sunscreening. Our favourite part was probably still watching Jess' flippers from underwater. Totally useless flippers.
    Next stop...swimming with seals, stingrays, fish. So ...

    Galavanting around the Galapagos

    A travel blog entry by kiri-ana on Jun 07, 2014

    ... and one more penguin. Unfortunately despite the namesake we didn't swim with any tintoreras (white tipped sharks).

    Getting there and settling in

    My next stop was Isla San Cristobal (the capital of the Galapagos and the second most developed island in the archipelago, after Santa Cruz). I took a very scenic flight in a small plane from Isabela to San Cristobal with 2 very nice pilots (although this flight did have its fair ...


    A travel blog entry by coppercord on May 27, 2014

    5 photos

    ... our free time in the afternoon, we went to Tortuga Bay which is about an hour walk from hour hotel including a long cobblestone path through a cactus forest. We went swimming and snorkeling, then watched little blacktip sharks in a small protected area near a group of marine iguanas.

    ○ Marine Iguana
    ○ Crabs
    ○ Finches
    ○ Yellow Warbler
    ○ G. Flycatcher