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“A gem in the Galapagos”

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Casa Iguana Mar y Sol
Ranked #3 of 26 San Cristobal B&B and Inns
Rio Rancho
1 review
“A gem in the Galapagos”
Reviewed July 2, 2010

Casa Iguana Mar y Sol on San Cristobal in the Galapagos Islands is a pristinely gorgeous hotel overlooking the water. The rooms/suites are beautifully crafted and spotlessly clean. At any time of day guests from any room can look out over the bay. Can anyone say "romantic"? Patricia and Luis, the owners, are gracious hosts who can answer a traveler's many questions. Breakfast was wonderful on each of the four mornings we were there; we were even served delicious coffee that Luis had grown right on the property. Staying here made our already wonderful Galapagos experience that much better. --Karen and Mike, USA

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 15, 2010

We visited the Galapagos Islands in early April and stayed on San Cristobel (4 nights) and Santa Cruz (1 night). While on SC, we stayed at Patricia and Luis' lovely home. Patricia was out of the country but had helped set up our visit before we arrived down to connecting us with tour guides and helping plan our itinerary. Luis was a wonderful host. Our room was very comfortable. Breakfast was great and Luis accomodated our requests. Their home is about a 5mns walk from the port--close to restaurants (check out La Playa and Miconia!) and sea lions! Wonderful stay--thanks, Pat and Luis!

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
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Annapolis, Maryland
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Reviewed December 17, 2009

I was part of the group referred to by previous reviewer. I wholeheartedly second every comment. Pat and Luis were fabulous hosts and extremely helpful in making the most of our stay. Their B&B was everything you could want in comfort, cleanliness, service, location, value . . . as well as being an aesthetically perfect setting very much in tune with the island and the best of eco ideals. I can't wait to return to San Cristobal and will absolutely stay at Casa Iguana Mar Y Sol when I do.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 13, 2009

Our group booked the entire casa of Casa Iguana Mar y Sol for a few nights, and it was absolutely fabulous! Immaculate rooms, personal service, beautiful architecture, and I would second every review and praise coming from other travelers who reviewed this location. We absolutely loved Patricia and Luiz as our hosts. Their current project is working a small farm in the mountains, where they are producing their own coffee, and planting various fruits. I would love to return someday to sample the fruits of their labor.

My favorite time of day at the casa was sunset, when we sat up on the balcony, watching the sun set and listening to the calls of sea lions on the nearby beach.

  • Stayed December 2009
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New York City
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Reviewed December 8, 2009

We are two very well traveled New Yorkers and we've never been inspired to write a hotel review until we stayed at Patricia's lovely B&B on Cristobal Island. We stayed in one of her suites for three nights. Casa Iguana was clean, quiet (it's a lovely 5 minute walk from the port) and well appointed but what we really really appreciated more than anything was the excellent customer service (very hard to come by in Ecuador). Patricia (an American expat) and Luis helped us with our itinerary, our internal flights, our luggage, our taxis, our food, our everything. They also squeezed killer fresh orange juice every morning and served us papayas from their own trees. All of the rooms have ocean front views and the rooftop bar is a perfect place to take in a sunset. If you want to get away from the tourist nonsense, we recommend Casa Iguana.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Lincoln, NE
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Reviewed November 19, 2009

Pat (Patricia) and Luis made our stay so incredible when we traveled to San Cristobal island. We got to witness the baby sea lion pups, iguanas, wild totuses, amazing snoorkeling on the beach just a couple of blocks away, and incredible landscape.
Our accomidations were perfect! The house was beautiful, our room was fantastic and the view was breathtaking! If you get a chance to stay there please take advantage of this little slice of heaven!!!!

Thanks Pat and Luis for being so helpful and kind to us during out stay! Love ya!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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ecuador
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Reviewed September 8, 2009

Very cousy place, lots of adventure to do. It is one more of red mangrove beautifull acomodations.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Casa Iguana Mar y Sol

Property: Casa Iguana Mar y Sol
Address: Barrio Playa de Oro, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > San Cristobal
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
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Ranked #3 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in San Cristobal
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Casa Iguana Mar y Sol Hotel San Cristobal
Casa Iguana Mar y Sol San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

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