Santa Cruz Island

One of my favorite things included in the Galapagos island-hopping tour was kayaking in the Itabaca channel on Santa Cruz Island. We were able to kayak right up to blue-footed boobies sitting on the rocks, and then snorkel in the surrounding waters, surrounded by mangroves and white-tipped sharks. Kayaking in the Galapagos After a 45 minute van [...]

The iconic giant tortoise is on every visitor’s mental checklist when visiting the Galapagos islands. Tours always take visitors to the Charles Darwin Research Center in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, where you can learn about the conservation efforts through the National Park Service. The Charles Darwin Research Center The Charles Darwin Research Center serves as [...]

The Galapagos is internationally renowned for unique plants and animals which evolved in complete isolation. The isolation of the islands and the need to protect the endemic animals from invasive species makes getting to the Galapagos part of the adventure. Overall, travelers are well advised to fly in the day before, and budget a day for transportation to [...]

Finding Dance Aerobics in the Galapagos Have you ever heard of bailoterapia?  Literally, Bailoterapia translates to “dance-therapy.” I experienced this fun form of exercise on my Galapagos vacation. What is Bailoterapia? To Ecuadoreans, Bailoterapia means doing latin-dance inspired aerobics to the sounds of reggaeton, salsa, and cumbia. To me, bailoterapia is a fun way of getting off [...]

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