Casa Isabel On The Beach
Travel Blogs from Galapagos Islands
... the lighthouse. Ecuador is a heavily forested country and the river was a chocolate colour from the mud and was carrying quite large branches and parts of trees, as it flowed rapidly to the sea, this time the Pacific Ocean. These vegetation clumps are believed to have formed the rafts carrying reptiles, birds and plants to the Galápagos Islands, and for those who have read or seen the movie Kon Tiki, to have transported man from South America to Polynesia.Our stay in Quayaquil ...
... and Dutch, who obviously spoke Dutch, English, Spanish and Portuguese fluently! Day One: we did a walk round Lobos Islet off San Cristobal, and saw blue footed boobies, yellow warblers and lots of very tame sea lions. It really is true that in the Galapagos the animals are very unafraid of humans and you can't believe how close you can get. Day Two - Morning: Hobbs Bay, off San Cristobal. We walked quite a way inland to see the Giant Galapagos Tortoises in the wild and en ...
... part. I only stayed 5 days, do not do that, stay LONGER! I went to 3 islands, snorkeled only 3x, hiked 2x, tanned 3x, spent a good day on boat transit, met a lot of cool people and maximized my time. I flew to San Cristobal (great for snorkel and in general great all around, heck they all were) then made my way through Santa Cruz and then to
San Isabela (least populated of populous islands, and the largest and most beautiful).
... tip shark), where we saw about 15 sharks chilling out. Lauren also did some snorkelling as part of the trip but I was suffering from an ear infection so was watching her from the island. She finally got to snorkel with a marine iguana that I spotted and directed her to, and more massive turtles.
We went to Lost Delfines for dinner which did a pretty good budget menu.
We walked back up the beach in the morning ...
... remains of a volcanic crater that juts out of the sea. We saw a bright yellow puffer fish as well as a school of golden cow rays and eagle rays. We also saw a couple of large Galapagos sharks, one sleeping on the seabed. A solitary sea lion followed our group around the crater for the entire hour, constantly popping up in front of everyone.
We then headed to Post Office Bay which was historically a place where sailors and whalers ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service