La Gran Tortuga

Las Fragatas, Puerto Villamil, Isabela, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Puerto Villamil

Wildlife paradise

A travel blog entry by leanneworth


... boobie, a white bird with blue feet was a real surprise for me on the trip. The males would dance, showing off their blue feet to attract females. The boobies were just brilliant to watch and one of my favourite to snap around the Islands. 5. Penguins standing to attention. The penguins were just brilliant to spot. The concentration on their faces as they stand still like little soldiers was so funny along with their little waddle when they walked to ...

Galapagos - Los Tortugas y La Tierra Negra

A travel blog entry by rischontheroad


... rocks) to Sierra Negra Volcano. The dry area near the top of the volcano looked like a landscape you might see in Arizona or the Southwest - lots of cacti and reddish-orange landscape. The top of the volcano and its crater looked like something out of a science fiction or fantasy film. Everything was black and misty. It looked like a giant bomb had just been dropped and scorched the ...

Volcano trek, snorkelling and a proposal!

A travel blog entry by lucywillson


... us, Bud & Gale, there were the two German girls, three Australian girls and a Chilean couple. We began the trek in a light drizzle; I had guessed this might happen so I was in my bikini under my main clothes. This consisted of a rather peculiar-looking combination of a strappy top, board shorts (because I didn't want to get my only pair of trousers muddy), hiking boots and Dave's wide-brimmed hat from Portugal.

We walked for about an ...

So much amazing wildlife!

A travel blog entry by lucywillson


... an empty, rubbery iguana eggshell.

Just after we passed the pool with the sea lion in it we stopped by a crevice in the rocks which was filled with very clear, still water and had some white-tip sharks lying on the bottom. Last of all on land, we stopped at the mangrove and our guide told us a little bit about them. One or two leaves on each branch were yellow, apparently due to the way that they 'sacrifice' themselves by absorbing all the salt in the ...

Isabela Island (Abermarle)

A travel blog entry by lucywillson


... against motion sickness an hour before the journey, which worked a treat, and I didnīt feel sick, only a little dizzy due to the horizon going up and down through the window so much. The jolting of the boat pitching so much meant I didnīt get any sleep, though I did try.

As soon as we arrived and I felt the fresh air on my face I stopped feeling dizzy and I felt really excited instead... days of adventure and new experiences were ahead! We were met by the ...

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This hotel, located on Las Fragatas, Puerto Villamil, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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