We arrived from Guayaquil at San Cristobal and didn't have enough cash to pay the 100 $s per person.....a very nice taxi driver took us to 3 banks....no mashine gave us money! We had to leave our passports at the airport and on the next day it wasn't easy to get money from the bank without a passport....But the taxi driver brought us to Casa de Nelly and we got one regular room and one very nice room with a large veranda upstairs with sea view. The couple is very friendly and helpful! The beach was near by (a few min. after the Man Beach (i don't remember if that was the name). We got a last minute price of 80$ for both rooms and where very happy - Thanks again ! The beach was full of sea lions and we had a great time snorkling. The village is very nice and we got on a great day trip for 50$ a person with 3 diferent snorkling places, the gide "Wiliam" was phantastic!( on all the day trips from Santa Cruz the gides were horrible they treated us like school kids and did not get into the water snorkling with us!!) The first 3 days on San Cristobal were my best!!