With so much to do during the day I must confess to mostly taking it easy in the evenings. A sunset and a couple beers with dinner was generally more than enough to put me in the mood for bed. In Puerto Ayora you could certainly find many pubs for a drink if that was what you wanted or you could have a beer or two at your favorite restaurant on Charles Binford which is what we usually did.
On Isabella we met up with a few people from our hostel to discuss getting our trip to Los Tunneles organized. It was pretty atmospheric, down by the dock, with sandy floors which is perfect in Villamil, a town with streets of sand.
Dress Code: Clothes are a good idea.
I got my camera stolen at this bar, and I heavily suspected one of the bartenders. So, I started talking to the police, and filled out a report and everything, and got in touch with the owner, Ricardo Fuentes. He told me not to worry, if they didnt find the camera, he was going to reimburse me for it (I think he realized it was probably one of the bartenders also). I have not been able to contact him ever since, and he ignores my phone calls and emails. So it goes...
Maybe it was that there were several young people on our boat or perhaps they do this with every cruise they take, but the crew took it upon themselves to teach us the Salsa. They had numerous DVDs on board so the music was covered, but perhaps the skill was lacking from us non South Americans.
It was a lot of fun though and took away the feeling of sea sickness for a while. If you have the chance – give it a go!!
There are not many places to go on a Saturday night in the Galapagos Islands, but the ones that are there start pumping early. They play a mixture of Latin and western music which you can shake your booty until the early hours. Be warned…. If you order a vodka, watch how much they pour or you may end up on the floor after one drink.
Nightlife? What nightlife? Well there are a few cool bars and restaurants on Santa Cruz but it must have been low time (Sept) when we were there. Sooo here's a picture of one of the ways we spent the beginning of the night.
...and up every day at the crack of dawn, to maximize your land exploration experiences.
But onboard the Reina Sylvia, every evening at cocktail hour we held a group discussion of what we'd seen that day. Then after dinner, our guide Richard would give us a fascinating lecture aobut what the next day held in store for us.
Dress Code: Shorts or sarongs are de rigeuer
Nightlife in the Galapagos is generally aboard your ship. It usually consists of a discussion by a Naturalist on the days activities and focusing on what was seen. Some larger vessels may show a film or slide presentation. The actual nature of this all depends on the ship and its category (luxury, research, etc).
Galapagos night life, there is a couple of bars in Puerto Ayora and if you stay in a boat, they will always be organize activities.
But Honestly, from my experience you are so exausted from you day trip, seing so many beautifull tings. That the night comes...and you just want to slleeeeeeeeeeeep.
Dress Code: At night it is a litle freasky so i would recommend an extra shirt or jacket, long pants.
There are a few discotecas on the main island and on San Cristobal. Your guides will know where to go. Our guide brought us to a discoteca and then danced in front of the mirror the whole night (by himself). Very funny! Lights (and electricity) go out at midnight, but some places have backup electricity so they can boom their music late into the night.
Dress Code: casual
En el podras beber bebidas tropicales hechas delante de tus ojos y a un precio relativamente barato (2 dolares por ejemplo un Ron con Piña, Coco, leche condensada y demas frutas tropicales).
En el Galapson tines multitud de atracciones, desde baile Europeo o Sudamericano segun la hora, a escenario con instrumentos de musica para los turistas, billar gratuito, futbolin, dardos, etc.
Lo mejor de todo son sus asientos, puedes disponer de amacas individules para tomarte tus copas.
El Pub no tiene techo, son los propios arboles, esto lo veras muy a menudo en Ecuador y en Galapagos.
En este Pub te podras poner en contacto con muchisima gente joven, tanto turistas como personal de todo el mundo que trabaja en la Estacion Cientifica Charles darwin.
Ahhh ¡¡ No olvides llevar tu camara de fotos !!
Dress Code: Desde desnudo a Etiqueta... todo vale en el Galapason
gee, by nightlife, what exactly do you mean, and what is your definition of a party animal?? In the nighttime, everyone on my tour was tired and ready for a nice quiet drink, short visit, and good sleep. Over in town there were pubs and bars, but watch your first step because the main part of town is at the water front.
Time on dry land is scarce in the Galapagos, and the bars a few... Fortunately the locals have taken to making sure they are well marked. Case in point is the "Limon y Cafe" In Puerto Ayora.....
Puerto Villamil, Isabela Galapagos Islands, , Ecuador
Good for: Solo
Puerto Ayora, Galapagos Islands, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
Good for: Business
Charles Darwin St, San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Ecuador
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Solo