Casa Isabel On The Beach
Travel Blogs from Galapagos Islands
We walked with a large group of other guests to the nearby Charles Darwin Research Centre which was similar to the tortoise centre on Isabella. The highlights were sadly to see the enclosure where Lonesome George, the last surviving tortoise of his sub species, died about 2 years ago and to see this very randy tortoise called Super Diego. This tortoise was found near San Diego and was one ...
... to another bay which had fine white sand and calm shallow warm water surrounded by mangroves. We swam and rested here for about an hour before heading back. This was a very pretty spot. The colour of the water was beautiful. After lunch we had no planned activities so we went with another couple in a hired taxi to the centre of the island in the highland to a farm which had tortoises in a more natural environment. It also had very nice organic coffee for free and these ...
... very difficult to see at first
as they were so well camouflaged. They were completely oblivious to our
presence and didn’t move at all. They are pretty evil looking things. We also
walked passed a lava channel that had white tipped sharks swimming in and at
another inlet we saw a very large sea turtle. After completing the lava area
circuit we returned to the bay for our snorkelling ...
... the hotel. After lunch we transferred to another pick up taxi for
the very short journey to the dock. Again we had another quarantine bag
inspection as we were transferring to the island of Isabella. Then it was lots
of people impatiently trying to get on a water taxi to be transferred to their
larger boats which were inter island ferries. Our big bags rode precariously on
the bow of the water taxi as we ...
... to see how unaffected these animals are by humans in such close proximity. A young sea lion and a turtle circled Rick playfully in the water. In the afternoon we visited the Interpretation Centre, and learnt about the mysterious history of the Galápagos, the Enchanted Islands. It was very interesting to learn of the many failed attempts to settle on the Islands, given the harsh landscape, but also very sad to hear of ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service