Arrival at Our Hotel - Cathedral and Iguana Park
Tortoises and Iguanas - Galapagos Island Trip
We arrived at our hotel in Quayaquil after getting into the airport around 4 a.m. Friendly, English speaking staff got us checked in early and we were able to get a nice buffet breakfast at the hotel that was included in the cost.
Breakfast included fresh fruits, cheese and meats and a variety of baked goods. This is traditional in Ecuador and its pretty standard at all the locations.
The hotel had a nice exercise room so I was able to get a nice workout in while Dayton lounged by the beautiful pool on the upper deck.
We walked down in the park by the river several times. It is a holiday atmosphere on the weekends. There are quite a few places to get ice cream and snacks as well as great places to sit and people watch near the water.
Later, we mounted a search for the socks Dayton forgot and were able to purchase some at a store nearby.
We visited the beautiful cathedral by the hotel along with the iguana park, where iguanas bask on rocks in the bright sunlight. A woman brought bananas for the iguanas and children were playing with the animals. The iguanas seemed to not mind all the tail pulling...poor things.