Must see hotels in The Galápagos Islands

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    Lodging House Casa del Lago

    Ideal for laid-back families or small groups. Choose from several suites with fully stocked kitchens and charming private patios or porches: everything is…

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    Casa Iguana Mar y Sol

    Everything in this five-room hotel, only minutes from the malecón toward Playa Mann, is lovingly and painstakingly handcrafted – from the railings to the…

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    Casa Blanca

    There’s no better place to base yourself in town: not only does this whitewashed adobe building have charmingly decorated rooms and tile floors, but it…

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    Casa de Laura Hostal

    This friendly, family-owned hideaway is one of the best-value places in town. Located in a two-story adobe building with modern hot-water rooms, it has a…

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    La Casa de Marita

    This beautiful property, the last to occupy beachfront space on the way to the harbor, has attractively decorated rooms, each trimmed with artwork and…

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    Hotel Albemarle

    Occupying a prime stretch of beachfront property in the center of town, this two-story Mediterranean-style villa has stylish rooms with high ceilings and…

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    Iguana Crossing Boutique Hotel

    Isabela's most upscale hotel has attractive rooms with lovely wooden decks (overlooking either the lagoon or the ocean). Think glossy design-magazine…

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    Isabela Beach House

    This small beachfront house has a handful of bright and attractive rooms with an all-wood design, and the two upstairs rooms open onto a shared balcony…

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    Casa de Nelly

    This friendly three-story guesthouse can be found just outside town on the way to Playa Mann. The best rooms are bright and airy with fine waterfront…

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    Angermeyer Waterfront Inn

    Across the harbor (accessible by water taxi) is this sun-splashed complex that has simple rooms and outstanding views from the garden patio, as well as…

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    Royal Palm

    If Puerto Ayora is too ‘bright lights, big city’ for you, try the Royal Palm Hotel, a beautifully designed luxury hotel in the highlands around Santa Rosa.

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    Red Mangrove Aventura Lodge

    Nestled in a shady mangrove cove, this charmingly designed red-adobe inn at the northern end of town feels like a secret hideaway. While the standard…

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    Finch Bay Hotel

    Power down and disconnect at this ecologically minded beachside retreat across the bay from Puerto Ayora. Lava gulls and herons hang out by the pool and…

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    Hotel La Casa de Judy

    Million-dollar rooftop ocean views and sun-splashed top-floor rooms with balconies are the big draw at this hotel, also known as Hotel Galápagos Inn. Some…

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    Hotel Sol y Mar

    Occupying a sought-after waterfront location with pelicans, sea lions and marine iguanas for neighbors, this hotel (for better or worse) resembles a…

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    Wooden House

    Located off the dusty road between the pier and town, this meticulously all-wood (almost Balinese-like) home is an excellent choice if beachfront location…

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    La Casita de la Playa

    On the beach near the town center, this white adobe building with orange accents has tidy red, tile-floored rooms. The best rooms have ocean views; some…

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    Casa Opuntia

    This whitewashed villa anchoring one end of the malecón has airy and sparsely decorated rooms, some with wicker and island knickknacks. Some rooms open…

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    La Laguna de Galápagos

    Overlooking the Pozo Salinas lagoon, this place has pleasant rooms with tall ceilings, contemporary furnishings and modern bathrooms. The best rooms have…

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    La Posada del Mar

    Above the Galapagos Deli, this place has handsome rooms with russet-colored ceramic-tile floors and balconies with views over the greenery beyond town…