We started out with a zodiac ride to Santa Cruz, then a bus ride to Rancho El Manzanillo. Which is a big plot of private land where tortoises can hang out.
Our bus had to stop a couple times to let tortoises cross the road. I imagine a road is easier to walk on than grass, even as a tortoise.
A tortoise! They make dinosaur noises if you startle them. (oops)
There’s a lake/pond/body of water covered in a red and green water plant.
And tortoises hang out in it.
And there’s a restaurant and some tortoise shells. Jonny is in one, for scale.
In the afternoon, a walk around Plaza Sur
The island had a lot of land iguanas. Like this one.
They’re very colorful.
A sea lion. How do they get to these places?
And some baby marine iguanas that happened to be cuddling nearby.
Flomp! Naptime by the cliff.
Plaza Sur’s landscape features a lot of cacti and succulents.
And we needed a Pokeflute. Sleeping mommy and baby sea lions blocked our path.