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Caleta Iguana (Casa Rosada)

Av. Antonio Gil. | Isabela Galapagos, Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
S L London, United Kingdom
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the best time here. Great value. Could stay here for months. Laid back. Friendly and at the quiet end of a beautiful beach. Emily makes everyone feel welcome and organises some great trips. Share the bar with iguanas.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location of this hostel is absolutely amazing. Right on the beach at the end of a sleepy main street, with iguanas basking on every surface. The service from Emilie and the other staff is great, and the breakfasts were fantastic. Emilie helped us organise an amazing snorkel trip, and we hired bikes to visit the Wall of Tears. The... More

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Portland, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location and atmoshpere. Fun bar, it was really laid back and the bartender had good taste in music. Emilie is the best and so very accommodating. She made reservations for the best snorkeling ever, a last minute flight (saved us from taking the 2 taxis to get to San Cristobal that day), and for a last minute hotel on... More

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Caleta I, Manager at Caleta Iguana (Casa Rosada), responded to this review

Hi girls, thanks for your comment! Glad you liked our vibe and music! It was a real pleasure to help you out with your trips and everything, really! We hope to see you back! take care! More

Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If your looking for a good time in the Galapagos, Caleta Iguana is the place to go with it's Happy hour were everybody meets. The hotel as everything you need to relax and enjoy your stay, and in a great location on a magnific beach. The staff is super welcoming and will go the extra mills to help you.

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Caleta I, Manager at Caleta Iguana (Casa Rosada), responded to this review

Dear Virginie! Thank you so much for your amazing comment and more then anything, for your visit! We are so happy to liked our unique place and really hope so see you back when ever you want to!!! Take care! More

1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Having booked our stay months out we were very excited to get there from seeing the photos online. We wanted a beach front, chilled environment where we could swim everyday, hang out in the hammocks and explore the island. Once we got there we realised it was everything we wanted and more. You can go there as a family, couples... More

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Caleta I, Manager at Caleta Iguana (Casa Rosada), responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for you very nice and complete review! We are so happy you had the time of your life here, really! We really agree with you: there are not a lot of places in the world you can wake up and have that amazing view, go for a swim or a run on the beach,... More

London, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Close to square (<5min walk), but is last house on the beach so has a sense of quiet Ocean view, hammocks at front and back, balcony with ocean view, lots of common areas. Decent snorkelling equipment Friendly and helpful manager who I felt looks to provide solutions and is an absolute machine (compliment) - also responds to emails promptly For... More

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Caleta I, Manager at Caleta Iguana (Casa Rosada), responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank for taking time sharing your experience with us with the traveling community of Trip Advisor. We are very glad you liked our place. We can tell people the 3-bed dorm room now has 3 fans, so each one gets is own. We are happy we have answered all you needs, that is very important for us! Take... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights in May in a private double en-suite. We had a street facing room which was basic and very hot and made sleeping almost impossible. I think an ocean facing room is definitely the way to go here. Because of recent rain the room had a large amount of ants, Emily gave me spray for them... More

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Caleta I, Manager at Caleta Iguana (Casa Rosada), responded to this review

Hi! thanks for your comment! We are glad you likes you stay with us. Yes rooms are all different but this room is booked most of the time because people think it has a great value. It does not have ocean view, but it is on the other side a cheaper option. Anyway, must people send all day outside, enjoying... More

Doncaster, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My friend and I stayed here in March and absolutely loved it. Emily is so friendly and helpful and the hostel has a great atmosphere. We stayed in the cheapest room and although pretty warm at night it didnt stop this hostel from being one of my favourites in our 3 months of travelling. The room was clean and the... More

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Caleta I, Manager at Caleta Iguana (Casa Rosada), responded to this review

Guys! thanks for your nice review! We are so happy to be your best place in your 3 month trip!!! This is the best award we can get! Thanks for your visit and would be happy to see you again! take good care! More

Sydney, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We organised this hostel before we left and the hostel staff were terrific in confirming our booking and arranging our transport from Santa Cruz to Isabela. The hostel is a short taxi from the wharf and located on the western side of town right on the beach. On arrival, Emily was terrific, very warm and helpful with local tips and... More

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Caleta I, Manager at Caleta Iguana (Casa Rosada), responded to this review

Hi! It has been a pleasure to organize everything for you in advance! We are always here to help our guess with planning their trip here, because we really want them to do everything they wanna do here. You came in the warmest month, so we understand it was hot. Rooms on the ocean view benefits from the ocean breeze. More

New York City, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Our family traveled to Galapagos for 8 days. Three of those days we stayed at Caleta Iguana best decision we made. The hotel is perfect! You have the beach outside your room. The rooms are clean and well furnished. We were lucky to get the room with a private balcony...AMAZING!! The staff is very friendly and helpful. The hotel doesn't... More

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Caleta I, Manager at Caleta Iguana (Casa Rosada), responded to this review

Hi Diana and family! What a pleasure it has been receiving you at our place! We all wanna thank you for your visit and kindness. It has been just so easy and natural to help you with your stay here. We really thank you again and thanks for your nice words, it makes us so happy to see you appreciated... More

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Address: Av. Antonio Gil. | Isabela Galapagos, Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Isabela > Puerto Villamil
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Caleta Iguana (Casa Rosada) is located in Puerto Villamil- Isabela, the most beautiful island in the Galapagos. Caleta Iguana is an icon in Galapagos with an amazing vibe and unique energy, full of life. It is the last house on the beach in the best location possible with the most amazing views and sunsets, just inches from the ocean and 3 minutes away from the town shops and restaurants (walking). There are many social areas, one is a living room, a lounge, and a large collection of DVD´s, a book exchange library, and board games. In the restaurant area we offer a delicious breakfast and dinners as well as coffee, take away lunch (box lunch) and snacks. In the reception area we can book your tours, inform you about the island´s history and its activities, rent beach games, parasol´s (sunshades), surfboards, boogie boards, bikes, and more. Outside, towards the beach we have a terrace with a Grill and BBQ area with tables, chairs, hammocks in the mangrove trees and the ocean just a few feet away! You will be able to observe hundreds of Marine Iguanas that chose Caleta Iguana as their refuge. You will see many guides with groups taking pictures of all the iguanas we have living here, including “Tyson” one of the biggest and oldest around… On the second floor you will find a sun-deck with hammocks and reclining chairs. From here you can enjoy some of the best views of long white sand beach and unforgettable sunsets. This is the best place to enjoy the wonderful views, sunsets and Galapagos wildlife. ... more   less 
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