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“A little-known gem for the wildlife enthusiast and conservation-minded” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Galapagos Campo Duro Ecolodge

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“A little-known gem for the wildlife enthusiast and conservation-minded”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

At first, we weren't sure whether tent camping in the Galapagos' transition zone would be our cup of tea. We're so glad we did it! Our stay would have been incomplete without it. In fact, we like it so much that when a high-seas "orange alert" extended our stay on Isabela, we spent our extra nights there.

The highlight of your visit will be the tortoises. Campo Duro's oldest, "Miki" is gigantic at 120 years old. Don Michui, Campo Duro's manager and creator, is a passionate and patient man who has dedicated this place to the Isabela tortoise's conservation. It's worth staying just to support this effort.

As far as tent camping goes, here is what to expect. The tents are about 8' x 8', which is perfect for a couple. Even when raining outside, the tents are warm and cozy inside. They're equipped with thick foam pads that are more comfortable than the beds in many Puerto Villamil hotels. The pad is covered by a clean sheet, and you get a soft blanket that is just about warm enough for the nighttime temperatures. Our stay was $60/night, with dinner and breakfast (fresh eggs!) included.

One thing we found handy were some foam ear plugs, as Campo Duro has chickens running around the organic fruit farm, and the roosters do make some noise (as they do in P. Villamil as well).

We strongly recommend Campo Duro

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Property: Galapagos Campo Duro Ecolodge
Address: Via Sierra Negra | Puerto Villamil, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands
Hotel Style:
Ranked #64 of 104 Specialty Lodging in Galapagos Islands
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Campo Duro Ecolodge, is a pioneer lodge nestled in the foothills of the majestic Sierra Negra volcano on Isabela Galapagos 14Km strategic point for mountain tourism activities 100% organic, providing alternatives if tourism.Our lodge is committed to eco-tourism and conservation, we are privileged to share a piece of land to live in harmony with the giant tortoises of the Galapagos and find a few minutes of an impressive lava tunnel in Santo Tomas. ... more   less 

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