Constructed of volcanic stone, the castle-style building of the El Castillo hotel has a large garden with dining area and hammocks in which to relax and enjoy the natural surroundings. Quirky rooms have ceiling fans and are decorated in a simple style, with tiled floors, exposed brick walls, and natural wood beams. Most have two or more double beds to accommodate four or more people, and all offer garden views and private bathrooms. On-site bike rental is available, providing a great way to get around the island, as well as the rental of snorkeling equipment.
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Located in Puerto Ayora, this property is a 10-minute walk from the Charles Darwin Research Station, one of the main attractions of the Galapagos Islands. The Santa Cruz Island's lava tunnels and Tortuga Bay are also a short distance away.
Food & Beverage
Buffet breakfast is served daily in the outdoor seating area. The communal kitchen is open for guests to use at their convenience. It is fully equipped and has plenty of space for multiple guests to cook at once. There are a number of convenience stores in Santa Cruz Island to buy food to prepare at the property. A few casual eateries also lie within a short walk or drive of the hotel.
How To Get There
Arriving by boat to Santa Cruz Island, take a bus or cab to Puerto Ayora. From the dock, take Baltra Avenue until you can take a lefthand turn on 52nd Street, and the hotel will be two blocks down on the righthand side.
Amenities & Services
General:Garden, Communal Living Room, Breakfast, Ground-Floor Terrace, Guest Kitchen, Family Friendly, Patio.
Services:Scuba Equipment Rental, Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN (free), Airport Transfer, Wake-Up Service, In-Room Safety Deposit Boxes, Ticket Service, Computers with Internet Connection, Tours and Excursions, Luggage Storage, Free Use of Bicycles, Laundry Service, Shuttle Service to Local Attractions.
On-Site Activities:Hammocks, Scuba Diving Courses, Picnic Area, Sun Loungers.
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