We booked a custom tour of 3 islands in May 2011 and Isabela was our favorite place to stay though they were all magnificent! The 4 lodges we stayed at through Red Mangrove were amazing, comfortable, clean, great staff and guides. Isabela lodge was right on the beach, close enough to walk to the pier and town, or use the bikes to explore further.
We had a few snags in our scheduling and trying to combine us with other groups, we were left once even though we were sitting in the lobby they had swapped our trips around to try and merge us in with a larger group. Also were combined with a couple not capable of doing the activities that the rest of the group signed up for and the lodge left it up to a group vote. Naturally there was a bit of pressure and guilt from the couple whose options were to convince us to all change or sit at the lodge all day alone. To be fair we usually do not do big group tours or "packages" so these not so major issues just reconfirmed for us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Great Beach Hotel, Iguanas, blue footed boobies, penguins at the beach ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Red Mangrove Isabela Hotel
- Red Mangrove Hotel Isabela
- Redmangrove Galapagos Islands/Isabela, Ecuador