IsaMar, previously known as Isabela Lodge, is located directly on the beach. Sitting out on the deck you can enjoy sweeping views of the ocean. As well as enjoyng beach time, you can walk to the nearby tortoise breeding centre, visit a lagoon frequented by flamingos and take advantage of the shops and restaurants in town.
There are 10 guest rooms arranged in 5 separate buildings. All are air conditioned, have ample space, en-suite bathroom with hot and cold running water and patio doors that open on to the central deck.
The main deck is large and has been built around a number of tall palm trees. Take your pick of the chairs, shaded sofas and loungers as you unwind, enjoy the fresh air and sea breeze and maye sip a drink from the bar. After dark this is an excellent place for some star gazing. The restaurant is an attractive room full of natural light with views out to the sandy beach, and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and al fresco dining can be arranged. The hotel has Wi-Fi so you can keep in contact with friends and family back at home.
The hotel has bikes, kayaks and surfboards for guests to rent to explore the local area. Yoga sessions and cooking classes can also be organised on site.
An alternative way to experience the Galapagos - staying in a lodge, hotel and tented camp on the islands.
"The owner (Juan) was always eager to help. Puerto Villamil was a bit of a 'dead end' town, but the IsaMar had a fine beach-front location."