We found Hotel Espana to be a great option in Puerto Ayora: Daniel and Michele, the two main staff members working at the front desk, were extremely helpful and hardworking. The hotel is in a great location: Easy walking distance to Tortuga Bay, Charles Darwin Center, and to the waterfront. For a decent cup of coffee/$5 breakfast deal, the Galapagos Deli is down the street; Lava Laundry nearby did our laundry for $1.50/kilo; and a $5 plate of fish, rice, and fried plantains can be found at the nightly small fish market. We would definitely stay at the Hotel Espana again--FYI--look into booking day tours to Bartolome, North Seymour, or Plaza Sur through the hotel as soon as you arrive! These day tours don't leave every day and should be booked in advance: We found out the hard way. Skip the day tours offered to Floreana and Isabela--we met many unhappy travelers who were very disappointed.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Espana Galapagos Islands/Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz