Islas Galápagos aka: Galapagos Islands, Archipiélago de GalápagosEcuador and the most popular places are Galapagos Airport, Charles Darwin Research Station, and Santa Cruz Island. Islas Galápagos is featured on the lists Directory of Countries, Unforgettable Places to See Before You Die, and All 911 UNESCO Heritage Sites. Places in Islas Galápagos have been tagged galapagos and tortoise.
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This is a simply beautiful archipelago.
We did not do a cruise. Just 9 days in total, split between Santa Cruz and Isabela, with two day trips to Bartolomé and to Floreana. The latter was my personal favourite, because we saw so much varied marine wildlife at the Corona del Diablo. I also preferred Santa Cruz to ISabela because of the better tourism opportunities (including free stuff to do, like Tortuga Bay, Playa Alemanes, Las Grietas, Tortoise Centre, Lake Las Ninfas). We found the people of Isabela a bit more money-oriented and were especially annoyed with the surprise $5 tax when you leave. I hope not to upset anyone but this is my view.
I personally recommend Hostal Los Amigos in Puerto Ayora. For $10 per person you have a well decorated clean room with ventilator, shared bathroom and kind hosts.
In this place I saw and played with animals I never knew to be so friendly and interesting. The fauna is just amazing and the underwater life is what marked me most.over 5 years ago
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