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Caleta Iguana (Casa Rosada)

Av. Antonio Gil. | Isabela Galapagos, Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Valparaiso, Chile
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right next to the beach on one of the most fascinating island lies this amazing place with fantastic atmosphere, nice rooms and a fantastic beach right next door. Emelie goes out of her way to make your stay as fantastic as possible.

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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed in Caleta Inguana for four nights. Staff was great, complementary breakfast was tasty and room was clean with a great view. We will definitely stay there again and recommend to our friends.

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Quito, Ecuador
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Incredible experience to stay in Isabela at Caleta Iguana, there are some things I like the most, but I have to make a review for the hotel... Emilie (Hotel Manager) is AMAZING!!!, just tell her all the things you want to do or tell her to recommend you things to do in the island, she will take care of everything,... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is closest to the beach and you cannot beat the service! Emily was an unbelievable host and tried to do everything possible to make our stay comfortable. We took all of our meals there and they were indeed very tasty! Our only issue would be that our room, # 1, had no ventilation at all. A fan was... More

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New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

My wife and I had a choice of all the top rated hotels and B&Bs on Isabela. We went with Caleta Iguana because of the outstanding upfront service Emilie (hotel manager) provided. When we finally arrived, Emilie and the B&B exceeded our expectations! The B&B is very clean, well kept and just has a fun and relaxing vibe. You will... More

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New York City, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

My friend and I were fortunate enough to stay at Casa Rosada for a week. Before we even got there, Emilie helped us arrange boat transportation from Santa Cruz to Isabela and gave us a warm welcome upon arrival. The hostel is definitely the hot spot in town as locals & visitors from surrounding hostels come by for happy hour,... More

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Teddington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Best place to stay on Isabela with a budget. Very well managed by Emilie. Lovely smiley cook also. Great place to meet fellow travelers and swap tips as well as relax by the beach. Can book trips and hire bikes. Has liveliest bar in town.

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Montreal, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

All the staff there is exceptional. No better place on Isabella to get info on things to do and to book activities. Nice spot at the end of the street and directly on the beach. Cheap for what you get. Unfortunately (or fortunately for some), the best place to spend a night on Isabella is the hotel's bar. There is... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at Casa Rosada - very relaxing environment, but also a good location to take short adventures around the island. We typically don't go for the shared bath option, but since all the other rooms were sold out, we gave it a try. Honestly, it worked like a charm. A good option for staying on Isabella. We... More

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

Dear guest! Thank you so much for your nice words, we are very glad you liked your stay with us! We are also very happy you liked your experience sharing a bathroom. In fact, we have 2 shared bathrooms for a maximum of 7 guests, so that is 3.5 people per bathroom, witch is very good in terms of statistics!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Where do I start? This is the greatest location on the best island in the Galápagos. Emilie was the best manager of a hostel we have had and we have been travelling for 6 months, she did everything to help us. Even tracked down a snorkelling video we forget to get from the dive shop. The tours were amazing highly... More

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

Guys, thanks you so much for your visit! We are so happy you had a great stay with us! Really, that makes us so happy because that is the reason we wake up every morning! We are glad you liked our food too! You know you are welcome back anytime!! take care!! More

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Additional Information about Caleta Iguana (Casa Rosada)

Also Known As:
Caleta Iguana (Casa Rosada) Galapagos Islands/Isabela, Ecuador
Address: Av. Antonio Gil. | Isabela Galapagos, Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Isabela > Puerto Villamil
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Villamil
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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