The last stop on our crazy honeymoon adventure was traveling to the Galapagos Islands, most people we came a cross while there were on a cruise, however we wanted to pick one of the Islands in the Archipiélago to stay on. I was soooooo excited for this part of the vacation. It has always been a dream of mine to go to the Galapagos Islands. We stayed on the island of Santa Cruz, our accommodation was the Galapagos Safari Camp. It was a very neat experience, the safari camp is basically luxury camping 😉 You stay in a tent that has a bed, electricity, running water and a bathroom. This resort accommodates 9 couples so it is very private.
One of the coolest things about staying here was that they are located on a 55 hectare farm and are a known tortoise reserve, so of coarse everyday we set out looking for tortoises and were able to come a cross 3.
All in all, the best part about the Galapagos is getting to leave the resort and exploring the downtown area and taking part in day trips that the Safari Camp helped us book. Some of the activities we did were snorkeling, ( got to see an abundance of marine life we saw marine life such as Galapagos sharks, hammerhead sharks, sea turtles, sea lions, and a bunch of fish). We also visited some of the closer islands to Santa Cruz, and explored the downtown area on the main island.
Here are a few pictures of what see saw and did during our stay in the Galapagos Islands
Airport in Santa Cruz
Drive way up to the Galapagos Safari Camp
Lookout from the camp, looking out to the ocean
Grotto on one of the islands while on the snorkeling trip.
Sea lions like to interact with snorkelers.
Great local restaurant called Pizza Eat recommended by our guide from the Biking Dutchman in Quito Ecuador.
Another great eat from Pizza Eat, we ended up eating here a few times before returning to our resort.
Local fish market
Sally lightfoot crabs, they were everywhere!
Same with these guys, everywhere! Marine Iguanas.
We visited a neighboring Island that had a ton of sea lions, including lots of pups!
Jeremy goofing around with the Sea Lions.
Love seeing animals free in there own habitat, such an amazing and rewarding experience to get to see these guys.
Bye Galapagos, see ya on the flip side!
All in all, the Galapagos is an amazing place and a must see, it’s a once and a life time experience that we were so lucky to experience!
Would I go back? It is an amazing place and your lucky if you get to experience it however, I do not think I need to return because all and all it can be an expensive place and I believe that I only need to see it once, to value my experience! Galapagos is a once in a life-time experience, very highly recommended trip 🙂