We were on a Galapagos tour run by Red Mangrove and staying at 5 of their properties including 1 on the mainland. We chose this land based way to avoid our seasickness issues with the more traditional small cruise boats. It worked out very well indeed. We visited 3 islands traveling between on speed boats about 2 hours each trip.
The lodges are great and the overall quality of the tour was very high. Our guide Jimmy from Red Mangrove was great and the Park Naturalist, Fabio, was outstanding. The 2 combined to make a wonderful team giving us an excellent and memorable experience.
The Aventura is their flagship and it is wonderful, obviously well managed, with a prime waterfront location. Some rooms do have a great view as does the restaurant - which is very good. Staff are really nice, happy and efficient, friendly but not overbearing.
It is a lodge as apposed to a hotel and this comes through with a more intimate and personable atmosphere right through from the people, the food, rooms and just the way the place embraces the beautiful natural setting.
If you want to visit the Galapagos without cruising, or need accommodation while there I highly recommend this place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Red Mangrove is an oceanfront hotel with the best views of Academy Bay, located in Puerto Ayora. The hotel is the perfect place for Galapagos visitors to stay considering many activities like snorkeling, hiking, beaches, swimming, kayaking, and visiting the Charles Darwin Center are just minutes away. Why else is the Red Mangrove a good decision? For those who are prone to seasickness the hotel gives you a stay where you feel just like you're on the water with the option to choose different packages with the activities mentioned. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Red Mangrove Aventura Hotel Puerto Ayora
- Hotel Red Mangrove Aventura
- Red Mangrove Galapagos Islands/Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz