My husband and I are planning a trip to Ecuador in November. We had originally planned on visiting the Galapagos, but the price is blowing me away. Also it seems that to really see the Galapagos, you need at least 7 or 8 days, which would mean we would have to shorten other aspects of our trip. I have heard that Isla de la Plata has many or most of the same animals as the Galapagos at a fraction of the cost. Can anyone tell me how it compares to the Galapagos?