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Red Mangrove Santa Cruz Divers Lodge

Cucuve Avenue and Floreana | Pelikan bay Neighborhood, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
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    4 of 5 stars
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albany
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is convienently located to town and the Charles Darwin research station. The resaruent is ocean side with a deck that sits right above the water at high tide. The sea lions enjoy using the lounge chairs. The rooms are clean and adequate. The resaraunt was good. The beech is a 10 minute walk. The hotel arranged a kayaking... More 

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Sussex, Delaware
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small hotel was the perfect place to relax after a long day exploring this amazing island. The hotel is very clean. Each room is different and unique. Our room was completely equiped with a kitchen. It was open with three tiered levels combining sleeping with common areas. Breakfast was served every morning. We had a wonderful stay.

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harper
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Just left Red Mangrove, Santa Cruz . We spent 2 days on Santa Cruz & 2 days on Isabela. We really enjoyed our stay at Santa Cruz lodge over the Isabela lodge. The staff at Santa Cruz was very helpful and a joy to spend time with. Our guide Jimmy Patino, who by far is the was the best thing... More 

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Incline Village, Nevada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I stayed here on the Darwin Footsteps package and thought this place was amazing! A great restaurant with delectable food (mora cheesecake, mmmm), great tour guides, and animals that hang out with you, including sea lions, crabs, finches and iguanas. The staff here made me feel so welcoming and relaxed. I definitely want to go back.

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Pickering ont.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Just returned from a wonderful vacation. Initially a few communication issues however our guide , Jimmy Patino , was very helpful. The tours were interesting and Jimmy was extremely personable and seemed to really enjoy sharing his love of his environment. Our naturalist was ok but did not seem that interested in sharing information other than the "script" . We... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Our party of six (three adults and three children) stayed at the Red Mangrove and Isabella Lodge in June 2014. We purchased the Darwin Footsteps Package (the six day package). Given the cost of the package ($15,105 for two rooms/ for five nights) we expected an amazing experience. Instead we received a TERRIBLE experience. 1. We paid for rooms described... More 

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Marco Island, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The divers lodge was a 5 minute walk to the main property where meals are served and tours are started. The accomodations at the divers lodge are sparse but the rooms are clean and a nice size. It takes a few minutes for the hot water to come but then the water stayed hot. We felt very safe walking at... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The divers lodge is a few blocks from the main Red Mangrove lodge and, subsequently, a few blocks from the water, but it's a relatively short walk. It's also right next door to the Red Mangrove dive shop, which is convenient for trying out or buying any gear you need. I went for a day of diving (two dives) at... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We stayed here and Isabella island. This location was clean, abundance of staff, who were extremely helpful and friendly. perfect location, walked and biked to the main drag for shopping and sightseeing. Buffet food included daily, wasn't necessarily excellent, but definitely great, looked forward to eating seconds at every meal. loved that the deck was over taken by sea lions... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Out first stop in the Galapagos. Beautiful hotel overlooking the harbour. The deck off the dining room had great lounging and eating space, with lots of sea lions taking over the quieter lounging areas. Our room was very comfortable and quiet. Great views over the harbour. Unfortunately the service was poor, and the buffet meals mediocre. Service was so bad... More 

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