On our recent trip to the Galapagos Islands we stayed with Red Mangrove Galapagos Lodges. We were asked by the owner Hernan Rodas to go as mystery guests to create some marketing materials. We had an amazing trip.
A few minutes after we arrived at the Aventura Lodge (on Santa Cruz) we went out on the deck to take pictures. We were surprised to see sea lions and marine iguanas on the deck. It was very exciting to be that close to the animals right from the start of our trip.
The Aventura Lodge is set in amongst mangrove trees, so there are twisty branches growing all around it.
More reading: Travelers Guide to Galapagos Islands Animals
Red Mangrove Aventura Lodge on Santa Cruz Island
This trip was different for us because it was the first time we explored with a group. Usually, we just head out on our own. I wasn’t really sure how I would feel tagging along in a group, but it was fun.
A Naturalist guide was provided which made exploring much easier. Access to many locations on the Galapagos requires the use of a Naturalist Guide. I was happy I didn’t need to arrange that myself.
My favorite lodge was the one on Isabela Island. I really enjoy swimming, and the Lodge was right on the beach. That will always be a special spot to me because it’s where I taught Drew to snorkel.
We recently started blogging for Red Mangrove on the Red Mangrove Travel Blog. Check it out to learn more about the Galapagos.
Have you ever visited the Galapagos? What was your favorite experience? Please tell us about it by commenting on this post.