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Charles Darwin Research Station, Santa Cruz, Galapagos

Charles Darwin Ave is the main street in Puerto Ayaro which begins at the docks and runs along the waterfront to end at the Charles Darwin Research Station. The road begins to get quiet on the far side, but as … Continue reading

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Hiking Cerro Crocker, Santa Cruz, Galapagos

There was a language barrier with the host at our hostel, but it turned into something organically awesome when we asked for directions. The plan was to hike Cerro Crocker – one of the great things about this particular trek … Continue reading

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Laguna de las Ninfas, Santa Cruz, Galapagos

The name translates to Lagoon of Nymphs, before you even enter you know this place is going to be magical. Set back from the road there is a beautifully maintained garden that feeds you into the preserve. Laguna de las … Continue reading

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Las Grietas, Santa Cruz, Galapagos

From the main docks in Puerto Ayora take a water taxi for less than a dollar to Las Grietas, also known as The Cracks. If you have any questions, ask the guards at the beginning of the docks they can … Continue reading

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Experience Tortuga Bay, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos

So much more than a day at the beach, a trip to Tortuga Bay was one of the highlights during my stay on Santa Cruz. To get there requires hiking 1.5 miles (one way) on a well maintained path. At … Continue reading

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Your guide to a land based trip to the Galapagos Islands

For nature lovers there is no better destination to travel than the Galapagos Islands. It is the paradise with incredible wildlife that Charles Darwin put on the map where you can see endemic species of great curiosity. There are two … Continue reading

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