- 28 m²
- Garden view
- Private bathroom
- Flat screen tv
- Comfortable beds: 8.5, based on 18 reviews
- This triple room has a tile/marble floor, microwave and patio.
For many years, I had a vision of sharing my love of Galapagos by introducing those with a sense of adventure, a thirst for learning, a commitment to ecological responsibility and conservation and the penchant for ethical travel to the land that I call Paradise. The culmination and physical manifestation of my dream is Galapagos Eco Friendly, a hotel located in the same gated private enclave as my family’s home high on a hill overlooking the harbor of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno and the Pacific Ocean.
Responsible ecotourism has its basis in sharing the culture and natural wonders of the host country. We believe that there is no better way to promote and share our cultural heritage and the compelling living museum that is Galapagos than by opening our land, our experiences and our way of life to guests from around the world.
My steadfast dedication to our planet, the environment and sustainability has its roots in my childhood and the changes throughout the Galapagos Islands that I personally have experienced. I am committed to preserving the uniqueness and integrity of these islands and want those who visit Galapagos to be immersed in the very same incomparable natural and physical environments that always have existed for and inspired me.
Harry Jimenez, Owner Galapagos Eco Friendly
Galapagos Eco Friendly is our endeavor to create a hotel that focuses on preservation, conservation and responsible travel. This means to me that we have a twofold responsibility to you. There are two pillars to responsible ecotourism: cultural and environmental.
First, we have the responsibility of providing you with a place to stay where you will be able to taste and appreciate our local culture and heritage, while sacrificing nothing of comfort or service. Our rooms are filled with locally made furnishings, respect the design décor of Galapagos and are decorated with photographs that I have taken on my personal journeys throughout the islands. Each morning my wife Lucrecia will serve you a hearty breakfast in our dining room at the top of the hill overlooking the harbor at Puerto Baquerizo Moreno and the Pacific Ocean. She will include local delicacies and locally-grown produce. Even our coffee comes from a coffee plantation on San Cristobal Island.
Second, we must make your experience here one that will enhance your lives and provide you with opportunities for lasting memories and a new lively appreciation for the Galapagos Land and Marine Reserves. This is the land where Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution and survival of the fittest evolved. We will help you plan your days so that you can be immersed in a natural environment that evokes and preserves our vital and important natural history.
You’re traveling to the Galapagos Islands! Be prepared because the Galapagos Islands are unique and special – unlike any other place on Earth.
This post provides you with some of the practical information every traveler to the Galapagos Islands should know: the weather, what to pack, our currency, and other general information that will help you prepare to make your trip as seamless as possible.
In Ecuador we use 110 V electrical current; the same is used on-board the cruise ships. No special devices required.
While on the Ecuadorian continent, there is full phone and cellular service, though you must check to see whether you can use your particular provider. Generally, it is most economical to use calling cards. Also, there are internet wifi cafes available.
Once on the Galapagos Islands, internet service and even telephone is generally not available except in the ports of Puerto Villamel, Puerto Baquerizo Moreno and Santa Cruz, where you may have access from your cell phone with a calling card or from an internet cafe. One of the delights of being in Galapagos is removing yourself from the sound of the telephone and pull of the internet. If you do need service, make arrangements at home with your carrier. Many of the hotels, including Galapagos Eco Friendly, offer wifi service. If you must use wifi and internet, be prepared for delays. You are most definitely not in New York City!
For more information on communications in Galapagos read our Publication, Nature Interpreter on Medium.com.
The National Park Service charges $100 to each traveler arriving to the Galapagos Islands. The money goes towards conservation services. This fee must be paid in cash at the airport of arrival. Sometimes, but not always, your tour company will include this fee in the cost of your trip. Be sure to check on this before you leave. Upon departing for the U.S., a departure tax of $25.00 from Guayaquil and $48.40 from Quito will be charged.
You will not have to take any special health precautions before coming to Galapagos. However, we do suggest drinking only filtered water which will be provided in your hotel and on your boat.
Visiting the Galapagos Islands is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Make it a memorable one!
With the exception of hotel and shipboard amenities and delicious food, you are leaving big city life behind. You will travel to places where things are not the same as they are back at home. Here, things are understated, not fancy. They are designed for relaxation and enjoyment. Nature, not materialism, is the focus of your time in the Galapagos Islands.
Our culture differs from yours in many ways. Be prepared for some trade offs. For example, in exchange for maintaining our environment (land, sea and air) in as pristine a way as possible and for protecting our plant, animal and marine life, we limit land use, energy and water consumption and even the number of people and boats. If you find that your hotel room is a little smaller than expected, remember the land use and ownership limitations that bind us. And remember too that it’s these very regulations which give us all the privileges of marveling at sea lions lounging on both the beaches and Main Street, blue footed boobies dive bombing into the Pacific Ocean, giant Galapagos tortoises roaming in the wild, hundred of animal and marine species endemic only to Galapagos, volcanic vistas, stunning pure blue skies and much much more.
Enjoy your stay in the Galapagos Islands. When you are here, we want you to experience and become a part of the wonderful Paradise we call our home. But most of all, allow yourself the luxury of experiencing our culture and special “quirks” and trends. Your stay will be most enjoyable if you “go with the flow.”
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