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Casa Iguana Mar y Sol

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Barrio Playa de Oro, Ecuador
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Casa Iguana Mar y Sol
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    5 of 5 stars
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I just returned from island hopping in the Galapagos and touring Quito and the Amazon. We spent two nights at Casa Iguana at the start of our Galapagos adventure and it was easily the best lodging we had on the Islands. While we enjoyed our other hotels, Casa Iguana is really special. Our hosts Patricia and Luis... More 

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pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We'd already been to Santa Cruz, Isabela, and Floreana when we arrived at San Cristobal. On Santa Cruz we were at the Safari Camp and it was outstanding. On Isabela we stayed 2 nights at Iguana Crossing. Also a pleasure if a bit more mundane. On San Cristobal we stayed at Casa Iguana Mar Y Sol. Because of Patricia and... More 

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Mt sinai
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My uncle and I stayed twice while accompanying my daughter who was teaching for two weeks on the island. Words cannot express how we feel about our stay with Patricia and Luis. We are like part of their family. Our room Fragata, was very clean and comfortable, the A/C works great. Clean well maintained bathroom and hand carved wood doors... More 

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spiralstaircase, Owner at Casa Iguana Mar y Sol, responded to this review

Dear Cachoros (cubs/puppies), Thank you for the nice commentary.....but more than that; thank you for the fun you infused into the house with your presence. The island of San Cristobal was blessed in having the English teaching your daughter fulfilled in her volunteer capacity. And I am pleased to report that Luis survived the hilarity you and Uncle caused. Two... More 

New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Hands Down the best Hotel in San Cristobal. The hotel is beautiful. Almost too nice for the area. the living area is all hand carved wood amenities by Luis and he makes some great pancakes and coffee in the morning. Patricia is a wonderful host and offered for us to leave some of our luggage while we went on a... More 

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This gem was by far the best place we stayed at. We stayed at 5 hotels in Ecuador and 2 in the Galapagos. Not only is the property beautiful but the people who run it are down right the nicest people you will ever meet. I can't say enough great things about this place. Comfortable beds, warm showers, great views,... More 

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spiralstaircase, Owner at Casa Iguana Mar y Sol, responded to this review

When this young couple arrived here, it was obvious that the beautiful young woman was TRYING to put on a happy face, but was clearly sick and feverish. It took my begging and pleading with her to accept a dose of Tylenol.......then she SAID she felt a little better, but I think she was trying to make ME feel better.... More 

Milton, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

If you are used to the higher standards of 3+ star American or Western European rooms then this is the place to stay. My husband and I arrived the day after Christmas and departed on New Year's Eve. We stayed in the Lobos room. After seeing the top level suite we would have requested that one - it costs more... More 

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spiralstaircase, Owner at Casa Iguana Mar y Sol, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words C. And now that you are gone I still think you look like a movie star.....yeah....clothes, hair, figure...sheesh. Interesting what happened between Luis and your husband (one of those types who can speak 10 languages) They formed a brief and fierce attachment......like your husband was "a brother from another mother." I guess you will... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This place is perfect. Like others have said, rooms are nice and comfortable, the place itself is beautiful and the breakfasts are super nice with fantastic coffee. It's also well placed near a couple beaches and 5 min away from the Malecon, which is all you need. But what really sets this place apart are the owners. We didn't have... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Casa Iguana is the ideal place to stay while visiting the Galápagos Islands. If Patricia and Luis have room for you count yourself lucky! This small hotel/bed and breakfast is perfect for many reasons. First, it is architecturally beautiful and carefully decorated. Each room has a theme with wood carvings by Luis and other carefully chosen items resulting in a... More 

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spiralstaircase, Owner at Casa Iguana Mar y Sol, responded to this review

Thank you, kind family from Arkansas. From our first contact until our last good bye, it felt like we were part of a large family reunion. It was a pleasure to host your group. I kind of wanted to go home with you and pretend I was part of your loving family. If all humankind was as fun and happy... More 

Santa Cruz
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

What a great way to end our vacation -- this is a beautiful, inviting home. Love the New Mexico influences (it's my 2nd favorite state in the United States - we visit every year) and we appreciated the location - while the home is a quick (and I mean quick - less than five minutes) walk from the pier, it's... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I completely agree with all of the comments related by Astra B. The care and thoughtfulness of the hosts Patricia and Luis show in every aspect. From the care they took building the Casa, its immaculate condition, the ambiance of the rooms to other wonderful details of hand picked coffee beans, homemade banana bread, recipes, sunsets on the rooftop, books... More 

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Additional Information about Casa Iguana Mar y Sol

Address: Barrio Playa de Oro, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > San Cristobal
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Casa Iguana Mar y Sol Hotel San Cristobal
Casa Iguana Mar y Sol San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

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