I will be traveling to the Galapagos Islands in July, I will be doing an hotel based program, and I was wondering if you have any recommendations about budget, how much cash should I take and if restaurants take credit cards.
Your help is much appreciated!! Thanks!
It depends on your travel style and the type of hotels you choose. I would carry less than $500 in cash ($20 bills) and bring an ATM card like a no-fee Schwab Bank card to get cash from one of the ATM machines. You'll find ATMs in Puerto Ayora (Santa Cruz Island) and in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (San Cristobal Island). Ecuador uses the U.S. dollar.
Major hotels do take credit cards (Mastercard or Visa) and the smaller/family-run hotels mostly only accept cash.