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Semilla Verde Lodge & Spa

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Km 12, via a Baltra | Isla Santa Cruz, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador (Formerly Semilla Verde Galapagos Lodge)
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Ranked #1 of 44 Puerto Ayora B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Galapagos Islands are enchanting. Staying at Semilla Verde makes the experience so much more unique, full of nature and culture. The grounds are so very beautiful and inviting. I walked the trails and saw giant turtles and beautiful birds. At night, I crawled on a hammock on my private patio to watch the stars. The owners, Robert and Daysi... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Semilla Verde is a gem. I enjoyed my time there immensely. The food was excellent. I stayed in the upstairs room with a hammock, which was nice. Laying in the hammock as the rain fell, looking out over the beautiful grounds was magical. I awoke every morning before sunrise to drink the amazing coffee and watch the sunrise on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I just returned from a wonderful stay at Semilla Verde in the Galapagos. I can't imagine a better way to see these amazing islands. I went for a Yoga retreat, but it would be a great place to stay for anyone. The yoga room is a short pathway away from the main lodge with a view of the lush grounds... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Truthfully it doesn't get better than this spot... a cozy home base, the best excursions and adventures and all around all that I wanted or needed taken care of. Rob, the owner, looks after every detail and is consistently making it better and better and better. THE BEST! I love this place. :)

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Boston, Massachusetts
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot say enough good things about this place. Yeah it's in the highlands which is a $6 taxi ride from town but thats another reason its great!. It is cooler then downtown and quieter. The place was immaculate, the help very friendly and accommodating . The food was good. The grounds were amazing with the the tortoises just roaming... More 

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent service, food, location, weather and hospitality!!!!. The rooms are very confortable, you feels like home, the location es privileged because the armony of the weather and the environment. The food was great and have a lot of variety to choose

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Semilla Verde is a wonderful oasis in the cooler highlands area of Santa Cruz Island. You have the opportunity while there to watch giant tortoises munching their breakfast as you eat yours! And the breakfasts were wonderful...always a new tropical fruit juice, cereal, fresh fruit bowl, eggs to order, and home-grown organic coffee to top it all off! Owner Robert... More 

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Maine, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

SVL is a wonderful place to not only rest, but revive. The staff is warm and attentive. The accommodations are clean, comfortable and well-maintained. Our meals were delicious. The grounds of SVL offer meandering loops though the hillside perfect for quiet, reflective strolls----although your stroll will likely be punctuated with tortoise encounters! The yoga studio offers the mind and body... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You know how things work as we say too down drives everything. Well when you meet marylou the head of Sevilla verde you will understand why everything else is so good. Fiod is amazing and more importantly a warm environment which automatically relax. Very clean, great grounds and fun! U won't be disappointed!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was part of a yoga journey at Semilla Verde. The rooms are beautiful and comfortable, the property lush and beautiful and quite a bit cooler than at beach level!..........and tortoises that just stroll the grounds. The yoga studio with the large sliding glass doors, is open, airy and well equipped, with plenty of space with a view of the... More 

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