Since we were behind a day in our itinerary due to the missed flight, we lost a day of rest and had to keep moving. Today we are headed to Isabela Island, which is the largest island in the Galapagos. We were on the dock at 6am to catch a 2 hour ride back to Santa Cruz, and then from there another boat ride to Isabela. Thankfully no one got sick! By the end of the day I started to get used to being on a boat.
Although Isabela is the largest island, it is also the least populated of the islands we visited. The town of Puerto Villamil is where we landed and is also where most of the island’s 2,200 inhabitants live. We all liked this island the best, not only because there weren’t any crowds, but it also had the best beaches and we had our best accommodations here!
Our hotel was top notch and we had a pool for when we got tired of the beach! Aside from the wildlife, we had the beaches all to ourselves. The iguanas were all congregated around the black lava rocks and they blended right in. Sometimes I couldn’t see them until I almost stepped on them and they scattered away.
It was nice to have a bit of downtime compared to the previous few days, but we still have more to share, so stay tuned!