EXPECTATION VS. REALITY

I have a little longer to enjoy this experience as my trip is not yet up but I know that no matter who you are, where you’re from, or where you’ve travelled spending time on Isabela is life changing, everything you value is put into perspective and whilst you may have arrived getting stressed if everyone’s food came at a different time by the time you leave you’ll get on with it and embrace the laid back speed of the island, it really is part of the Isabela Charm.

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SUNRISE, SUNSET

Darkness falls very quickly on the tropics - one moment the "abendrot" is there before your eyes and then moments later darkness ensconces you and the fading light changes.

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Georgia Beech
SIERRA NEGRA AND VOLCAN CHICO

Spending time in Puerto Villamil you are constantly being shadowed by the silhouette of Sierra Negra. Thus far I have managed to surpass the urge to hike the volcano, but last week I broke and felt the motivation to climb up the active geological formation which rises to 1,124m above sea level, with its caldera being the second largest in the world at around 6 miles wide.

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FEBRUARY WILDLIFE UPDATE

February is a great time to visit Isabela, water temperature is around 25C and the wildlife is spectacular. From the moment you step foot on Isabela there is plenty to see, on the taxi to the dock this week we saw sea lions climbing onto boats, and the iguanas basking in the tropical sun. This was all before we had even so much as stepped foot onto the wooden jetty.

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