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“Unforgettable”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Casa La Iguana

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Casa La Iguana
Ranked #24 of 59 Santa Cruz B&B and Inns
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“Unforgettable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

From the moment I laid eyes upon Casa La Iguana I knew that I was going to have the perfect vacation. I travelled with a bunch of lifetime friends and we rented the house for a week. We were all impressed by the décor in each room and the villa in general. It was very luxurious.

We made full use of the house by spending endless hours lounging by the pool, cooking, and relaxing. Honestly, the location is astonishing. I practically saw the water from everywhere I stood on the property. My friends and I are making this place one of our annual trips! First class all the way.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

I spent a week in Casa La Iguana. As a well experienced traveler and a connoisseur of the finer things in life I have a experienced a simple "delicious" retreat in this superbly appointed home that has the best that Galapagos has to offer: great location, spectacular view, charming amenities, and friendly staff.

The town center is just a short water taxi ride away. at Santa Cruz you have tons to do and you can take day trips to other islands, go scuba-diving, or have the perfect fishing experience in the Pacific.

I cannot wait to return

Guido

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Collaqui, Pichincha, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

A great way to end a spectacular dive trip. The house is beautifully decorated and well appointed. A couple of days to relax in comfort and seclusion, although town is just a short water taxi ride away.
Ideal place to spend time with friends and family as part of your Galapagos experience. Have food prepared at home or eat out, Casa Iguana caters to for all.
The water front location allows one to watch the world go by but allows privacy and a feeling of being in ones own home...
A great place to get away from it all!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

I spent 4 night and 5 days with two of my best friends at Casa La Iguana. I am a world traveler and travelled in over 75 countries. so i have high expectations we i come to a resort location. i must say that Casa La Iguana had met all my HIGH expectations and more. firstly, it villa is located in an astonishing location at the bay where the view is amazing. you can only get to the villa via water taxi and its very quite. the villa itself is so beautiful that you cant stop being astonished at the design and details in every room. after we met the charming owner, Diana, we understood the reason the villa is so unique. Diana and her staff are so nice and hospitable, that you really feel you are home. we had a wonderful time and highly recommend this villa !!!!!
If you go there, please extend our regards to Diana and staff. Alon, Deni and Ligad :)

Room Tip: the upper floor offers two rooms that are sea view. Fantastic !!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2012

Casa La Iguana is a 5 bedroom, 7 bathroom house located on the bay in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz island's main port and the gateway to the rest of the Galapagos Islands. The house sits right on the water and is easily accesible by a 2 minute boat-taxi ride from the main dock in town.

Casa La Iguana is most likely Galapagos' best rental property. It is tastefully decorated and uses local materials in its construction and decor. All rooms are tastefully done and have private bathrooms, TV and A/C. The staff cooked for us delicious fresh seafood daily and arranged all our day trips around the islands for exploration, snorkeling, etc.

This place really MADE our Galapagos vacation. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Casa La Iguana

Property: Casa La Iguana
Address: Bahia Academia | Punta Estrada, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 59 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This luxurious villa is located right on the rocky harbor of Academy Bay at Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos. In this villa you will feel the fresh breeze of the ocean from your bedroom window as if you were on a sailboat. You can jump from the villa into the ocean anytime you like. We have two kayaks which you can take to go snorkeling. Our friend Alejandro is there to help you plan your expeditions. This beautiful villa has 5 big bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. All bedrooms have a big terrace with a spectacular view to the ocean. A swimming pool and a Jacuzzi will help you relax after a long day of adventures on the islands. There is a BBQ area with dining tables to enjoy a pleasant meal outdoors Galapagos' unique flora and fauna will take you for a ride. You will have a chance to explore the Galapagos on daily excursions such as snorkeling, diving, surfing, hiking, kayaking, catch and release fishing and horse riding. ... more   less 
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Casa La Iguana Galapagos Islands/Santa Cruz, Ecuador

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