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Thinking about visiting the Galapagos? In this post, you’ll learn about the Red Mangrove Owners Club - and how to become an owner of your own Galapagos timeshare on Santa Cruz Island. We have a long history in the Galapagos Islands. Our Lodge on Santa Cruz Island was built in 1995. Since then, we have ... [Read more]

Love cute sea lion videos? (Me too!) Keep reading - and you won't be disappointed. At the Red Mangrove Aventura Lodge you can see them on the seaside deck. The sea lions love to soak up the sun, nurse their young, and cuddle with each other right on the deck. Love ?💙 🌊😉 #robertoochoahe @redmangrovegalapagos @clarklittle @juansharks ... [Read more]

With its sandy white beaches, mangrove trees sheltering the coast, and marine iguanas the size of cats, Tortuga Bay is one of the best beaches in the Galapagos! And for those looking to get away from the standard Galapagos tour, you can go completely independently - there are no entrance fees. The beach is a ... [Read more]

One of the less-visited sites on Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos is Laguna de las Ninfas (Lagoon of the Nymphs) a beautiful place where you can see an ecosystem of mangroves, shorebirds, and fish. It's just a stone's throw away from the center of town. If you have a free day in Puerto Ayora, you can easily ... [Read more]

One of my favorite things included in the Galapagos island-hopping tour was kayaking in the Itabaca channel on Santa Cruz Island. The kayaking tour was part of the Darwins Footprints island-hopping tour. 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 ... [Read more]

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. If you are looking for a place to stay on Santa Cruz ... [Read more]

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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 ... [Read more]

Have you ever heard of bailoterapia?  Literally, Bailoterapia translates to "dance-therapy." I experienced this fun form of exercise on my Galapagos vacation. 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 the beaten path in the Galapagos, and sweating off ... [Read more]

Have you wondered what it is like to experience the Galapagos islands on a land based tour? How will you get around? What will you see? And most importantly (for epicures, foodies, and picky eaters) what will you eat? If you are wondering about your Galapagos vacation dining options on land, there is a huge ... [Read more]

Sometimes you might be 10 feet away from something awesome and not even realize it. This happened to me recently in the Galapagos. I had walked to and from my hotel (Red Mangrove Aventura Lodge in Puerto Ayora) a dozen times. I thought I had seen quite a lot of the local culture during my ... [Read more]