Yarapa River and Casual Forest

Jun 29, 2019 - Delfin II


Early in the morning with the first light of the day, we began to explore a very small creek near Yarapa River, where paradise tanagers showed up along the with red scarlet macaws, flying high in the sky. After breakfast, we visited Puerto Miguel community, a lovely tow that has a great market for handcrafts very unique to this area.

In the afternoon, we explored Casual Forest, a very interesting initiative run by the nearby community. They helped us to find exotic wildlife of the area and showed us around, and in exchange we paid a fee that supports the community, and instead of fragmenting the forest by logging, they conserve it for tourists to see.

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Socrates Tomala

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Socrates was raised on Santa Cruz Island located in the heart of Galapagos Archipelago.  After a childhood filled with swimming, scuba diving, rock climbing and volunteering in conservation projects, he grew very passionate about the outdoors and the natural world. 

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