A couple of years ago the common believe was that the Galapagos Islands were only possible to visit by boat, nowadays there is another alternative: Stay in the islands and relax in a beautiful Hotel. The Opuntia Galapagos Hotels are a local chain of three hotels located in the three main inhabited islands: San Cristobal, Santa Cruz and Isabela. These properties are: Hotel Casa Opuntia, Angermeyer Waterfront Inn and Iguana Crossing. The Opuntia Hotels are a selection of stunning oceanfront properties strategically located, that bring us a better opportunity of mobility in our vacations. Before you take a decision about your vacations in the enchanted islands, read a little bit about these properties and picture yourself in each one of them.
Hotel Casa Opuntia is a cozy property of eleven rooms located in the capital of the Archipelago: Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Just five minutes away from the airport, one minute walking from and to the main dock and a couple of meters walking from beautiful beaches. If you are looking for a place to stay after or before a boat cruise you may find this hotel optimal as staying here will allow you to visit places around San Cristobal Island, which are not part of boats itinerary such as “El Junco Lake” or “Carola Beach” just to mention a few places. Our staff will be thrill to organize day trips for you.
When you think of Angermeyer Waterfront Inn you should consider it as a little piece of history in the enchanted islands, because its property was the house of the Angermeyer family, which got to the islands after the Second World War looking for peace, without a doubt they found it. This property was build with drifted wood and it is still possible to admire the “Gus Cave”, his special place now used as cafeteria and reception of this exquisite hotel. Aside historical factor, this hotel is located in Punta Estrada five minutes away from Puerto Ayora in water taxi, which means this property is quiet and also is a few minutes away from fascinating attractions such as Las Grietas or Canal del Amor (Love’s Channel), take your time to enjoy these wonders and more.
Hotel Iguana Crossing is the newest property of the Opuntia Hotels and Its name was given because the iguanas pass really close to it. This hotel was constructed using local materials and its main décor is without objection the fascinated surroundings, for instance, in front you will see a captivate beach and in the back wildlife filled brackish lagoons. This elegant property counts with 14 full equipped rooms, Jacuzzi and a top-notch ocean view.
These three Galapagos hotels have something in common: a solemn compromise to take care of the fragile environment where they are placed. Hence sustainable polices are part of our day job and we are proud to sponsor local initiatives in order to make these wonderful islands a better place to live. Do not think more and visit the Galapagos Islands Opuntia Style!
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