Hostal La Gran Tortuga

Avenida Las Fragatas s/n, Puerto Villamil, Isabela Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Hostal La Gran Tortuga
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Hotel Description

The eco-themed Hostal La Gran Tortuga is an environmentally friendly inn situated two blocks from the beaches of Puerto Villamil. The air-conditioned accommodations are individually decorated and furnished, and private bathrooms with hot water, sitting areas, refrigerators with minibars, cable television and DVD players are featured in all of the guest rooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in the common areas.

Guests can relax on the sun terrace in a comfortable lounger or in one of the hammocks. Tropical plants and cacti are found throughout the grounds—reflecting the unique variety of climates found on Isabel Island. Laundry services can be arranged through the front desk, as can bicycle rentals, tours, excursions, and shuttles.


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This hostel is surrounded by of some of Puerto Villamil's main attractions. White coral beaches are just a 2-minute walk from here, and are an ideal place for snorkeling, sun-bathing, and spotting marine iguanas. A 30-minute walk to the Wall of Tears (El Muro de las Lágrimas) will take visitors past wetlands and mangroves where thousands of birds nest each season.

A leisurely 40-minute walk along another trail will lead to a nursery for the giant tortoises of the Galapagos. Las Tintoreras, named for the white-tipped reef sharks that swarm in this area, is great for snorkeling and exploring different formations of lava rock. Many day tours consisting of snorkeling and diving, hiking to Sierra Negra Volcano, biking, and horseback riding are available through Hostal La Grande Tortuga.

Food & Beverage

A continental breakfast with eggs, toast, deli meats, fruit, and fresh coffee is included in the room rate. Dishes for guests with special dietary needs can be prepared upon request.

Amenities & Services


Garden, Express Check-In/Check-Out, Gazebo, Breakfast, 24-Hour Front Desk, Ground-Floor Terrace, Air Conditioning, Facilities For Disabled Guests.


Ironing Service, Medical Assistance, Airport Transfer, Concierge Service, Laundry Service, Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN (free), In-Room Breakfast Option, Tours and Excursions, Computers with Internet Connection, Luggage Storage, Wake-Up Service, Bike Rental, Dry Cleaning, Room Service.

On-Site Activities:

Picnic Area, Hammocks, BBQ Facilities.

Nearby Attractions:

Scuba Diving, Sailing, Snorkeling, Bird Watching, Hiking, Nature Reserve, Cycling, Port, Beach, Fishing, Wildlife Observation, Swimming, Dolphin and Whale Watching.


English, Spanish.

Pick-up and Drop-off

Air Travel

Room rates include transfer from the airport to the hotel.


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