The Galapagos Part One

There are two special places, special islands that I specifically want to go on this trip. The Galapagos and Easter Island. Now here I am, on San Cristobal, an island off the coast of Ecuador mainland!

I will be staying for a month… I got lined up with a hotel from helpx so I get a free room by working for a few hours a day.  Rest of the day is free for  exploring the town 🙂 So basically after the $100 entrance fee, I spent nothing but on renting the bike and food.

Here are two of my favorite places on San Cristobal!

La Loberia

30 minutes walk from town. Nice place to snorkel. I saw turtles, tonnes of fish and a ray :! And of courses sea lions!

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Literally hundreds of iguanas hanging out on these rocks!

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This is how big the iguana is!


 

Puerto Chino

Another beautiful beach on the other side of the island. It is better to take a taxi there. It should take you 40 minutes one way… or 2.5 hours by bike… El Junco was supposed be an awesome hike on the way to Puerto Chino. But it was too foggy that day. There is a Tortoise Reserve on the way too but I totally missed it.

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Freaked me out for a sec….

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Going downhill back to town… 🙂

Got a week off from work.. will be heading to Santa Cruz and Isabella!

 

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