Royal Palm Resort Hotel
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- Shuttle bus service
- Outdoor pool
- Room service
- Refrigerator in room
- Swimming pool
TripAdvisor Reviews Royal Palm Resort Hotel Santa Cruz
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... long. I must have got over excited (!) yesterday filming the Eagle Rays. The final event of the day was a view of nature in the raw. There were loads of baby turtles swimming around the boat, and this attracted lots of sharks, feeding on the turtles. The guide used a strong torch beam to light up the sharks and the little eyes of the turtles. Gruesome but fascinating, ...
... life! On our drive from the airport we noticed a unique fluara that somehow grows from volcanic rock ground. Cactus, palms, eucalyptus, birds of paradise, mangroves and fruit trees are all representative of some of the plant life in the Galapagos. More significant though is the animal life found within it. We saw a sea lion the first hour of being in the Galapagos. Walkable from our hostel, a beautiful hike to Tortuga Beach allured ...
... the island's cliffs and is very easy to snap. These birds are to be seen very close to and we see many just sitting on the cliff tops, one pair with a fluffy chick. I also finally manage to get a decent photo of one of Darwin's finches, in this case the cactus finch. The big excitement of the late afternoon is a pod of probably pilot whales tracking beside the Beagle as we make our way north towards Seymour Norte Island. Sadly no ...
Star gazing was the activity tonight on the top deck of the bow. The sky was so clear and there were thousands of stars. Apparently if you are only on or around the equator it is the only place where you can see the Southern Cross and the Big Dipper both in the sky. The naturalist was great as he had a laser pointer so we could see where he was pointing to. Time for bed as the end of another really busy ...
... We were picked up by the crew of the boat we are on, the pick up and transfer was quick and smooth and after a drive across the island of Santa Cruz were on our boat pretty quickly. Had a good lunch and then everyone on the boat went on a tour of the Darwin centre and saw tortoises and iguanas. Had some free time to explore the town then headed back for a briefing, welcome drinks and dinner. A chilled evening speaking to some of the guests. On the boat we have a Dutch ...