Albemarle Hotel on Isabela Island: A Galapagos Escape
The Albemarle Hotel, located in the heart of Puerto Villamil on Isabela Island, is the perfect place to escape touristy Galapagos Islands.
This inn, nestled between the seaside promenade and a stretch of white-sand beach, offers luxury and tranquility.
The most famous giant tortoise of the Galapagos Islands – Lonesome George – has returned to our midst.
Lonesome George – called Solitario Jorge in his native Ecuador – was the last full-blooded Pinta tortoise (Chelonoidis abingdoni). He was found alone on that island in 1971 and brought to the tortoise breeding center on Santa Cruz Island.
For decades, the search was on to find another Pinta tortoise, whether in the wild or in a zoo someplace in the world. He became an icon of the conservation movement.
In the mythical Galapagos Islands, what challenges does the unique wildlife face and how are humans helping to conserve it?
One of the world’s most important foundations working for the benefit of the Galapagos Islands is the Galapagos Conservation Trust (GCT).
Founded in 1995, this registered U.K. charity supports both scientific research and environmental education.
During World War II, the Galapagos Islands held a great secret: Base Beta – not-so-affectionately nicknamed “The Rock” by U.S. military personnel.
This was a U.S. military base, established to protect the western access of the Panama Canal.
LaRonda one of the most traditional old streets in Quito, is probably the best place to capture the feeling of a 19th century Quito, time when this street served as the entrance to this wonderful city.