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Red Mangrove Aventura Lodge
Ranked #5 of 18 Hotels in Puerto Ayora
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“Once in a lifetime”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

You thought a trip to the Galapagos was the perfect way to celebrate my husbands 60th birthday and Red Mangrove proved to be the best choice. With quality accommodations, great food and extraordinary service. We booked a 6 night 7 day package that included Santa Cruz, Florena and Isabelle islands. We substituted a day trip (for our dive package) and went to Seymore island as well - definitely one of the highlights with blue footed boobies and frigate birds just feet off our path and undistracted by our presence.
We stayed 2 and 3 nights on Isabella and Santa Cruz respectively and recommend the one night on Floreana as the accommodations there are much more modest- although we had our best encounters with wild life there on our afternoon snorkel and enjoyed hiking to the pirate caves.
Our rooms and beds were extraordinarily comfortable. The food was very good and the service friendly and accommodating. The guides varied in knowledge but, were all professional naturalists.
We highly recommend Red Mangrove Lodges as a way to experience the islands with package that they will build to suite your interests and length of stay.

Room Tip: All rooms slept 3, so for a couple we enjoyed the extra space and ability to spread out never feelin...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

We travelled to Galapagos for the 8 days Full Adventure trip, and it was absolutely wonderful!
The start was a bit hasty with not enough time for us to have lunch before we went on the first excursion, but it did not matter. We had an excellent guide in Juan Carlos. And praise to Red Mangrove for giving us one guide for the entire week. That was perfect! He was very knowlegable and also very easy going, something that suited our group of 6 people perfectly. The Adventura lodge was wonderful with a seafront location, nice rooms with a nice bathroom, air conditioning, safety deposit box and the occational lizzard friend:) The food buffet had a lot of different choices which was good for me that is intolerant to some types of food. Unfortunately, the food was cold most of the time, but still tasty. Having breakfast you must be prepared to share the dining area with sea lions, marine iguanas, pelicans and an armada of sally lightfoot crabs. It is really quite exciting!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

My girlfriend and I decided to visit Ecuador, but only had two weeks. We wanted to visit a few other places as well, but we had to see the Galapagos. We decided we had 5 days - so at the last minute we found the Red Mangrove Aventura Lodge. We decided to do one of the Darwins Triangles trips, for 5 days.

It was an amazing idea. First of all, the main Aventura lodge is fantastic. Great rooms, great people, great location, and great food. We at lunch on the deck by the ocean every morning accompanied by sea lions, iguanas & finches.

The trip involved staying at Aventura locations on two other islands, which were equally awesome, but extremely unique. We experienced exiting things, lots of animals, turtles, and activities on each of the islands.

I would highly recommend both the lodge and the trip. Especially if you only have 5-8 days, and/or don't want to sleep on a ship.

Room Tip: Main lodge is best in Santa Cruz.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sucorodas, Manager at Red Mangrove Aventura Lodge, responded to this review, January 30, 2014
Dear Cheryl,

Thank you very much for your post, and we are very happy to find out you enjoyed our services.

Let us know please if you ever need our assistance.

Sincerely,
Red Mangrove Team.
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

We were greeted and looked after by the best guides we have ever come across, who were friendly, exceptionally knowledgeable and informative and really looked after us well. The setting is great with wildlife sharing the lounge with us, and located adjacent to the Darwin center. A great way to see some of the Galapagos.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rockledge, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

We booked the Darwin's Footprints, Santa Cruz and Isabela islands. We absolutely loved the Aventura Lodge (not so much the Isabela lodge, see separate review). We were greeted right away with smiling faces and very friendly staff which most spoke some English. We had Mangrove rooms that were very nice & clean. This hotel is on the water and has a awesome view, as well as sea lions, sally lightfoot crabs and iguanas all over the place. We loved sitting at the tables by the water and drinking blackberry daiquiri's YUMMM!!.

Our guide was Carlos and he was awesome, very knowledgeable and friendly. I love that they assign you the same guide throughout your trip. As much as I loved the tours on Isabela, I really could have stayed at the Aventura lodge the whole trip. Food was great, always had cold drinks and cold bottled water. Juices were very good. Free WiFi and right in town, we walked to the fish market to watch the antics. Definitely worth it.

This hotel met my expectations in every way and I just loved everything about it.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Ancaster, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Unique!
Hotels, location, food and especially the guide, MariaElena Aviles, all were excellent!
I will return in few years!
If you go in the rain season, do not forget a raincoat, windbreak jacket and hiking shoes.
Sunscreen and insect repellant are mandatory:)

Room Tip: I did not have any complaints.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Just returned from a 6-day trip to Galapagos where I stayed with the Red Mangrove on both Santa Cruz (3 nights) and Isabela (2 nights). Overall I was extremely pleased with the hotel and I highly recommend it.
Its key strengths (for both SC and Isabela) are:
1. Service is excellent: very polite and helpful staff, always there to help
2. The hotel and rooms are very clean and well maintained
3. The setting is beautiful and quiet (the Isabela location is particularly amazing, right on the beach), yet the center of town is 5 min away

On the tour / "adventure" front, in Santa Cruz I recommend not to depend exclusively on the hotel but also to book daily tours to nearby islands (e.g. North Seymour) through other operators - the hotel can direct you to the best operators - and to do things on your own (e.g. Tortuga Bay).

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Red Mangrove Aventura Lodge

Property: Red Mangrove Aventura Lodge
Address: Avenida Charles Darwin, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
Location: Ecuador > Galapagos Islands > Santa Cruz > Puerto Ayora
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Puerto Ayora
#3 Family Hotel in Puerto Ayora
#4 Romantic Hotel in Puerto Ayora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Red Mangrove Aventura Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Water front lodge, with the best view of the bay, enjoy our own all inclusive adventure rates, including your daily adventures to explore the Island. Enjoy food and drinks in our Restaurant Deck ... more   less 
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