Next to your hotel you’ll have access to the bay, and probably a few sightings of the rare animals that call this island home. Parque Nacional Galápagos, Bahía Tortugas, and Chato Tortoise Reserve are all great places to check out the island’s main attraction, a thriving colony of giant tortoises.
These reptiles grow famously large, and have been known to outlive the scientists studying them. You’ll also find a host of other fascinating species that you can’t see anywhere else in the world. Sea lions and iguanas loll on the hotel patio, quite accustomed to the hotel’s human population. While you’re on the island, visit the famous lava tubes. These tunnels formed after massive volcanic eruptions, and make for a diverting subterranean hike. When you’re ready to leave your hotel to explore the shops and restaurants in town, you can easily walk to your destination, or take one of the bikes that the hotel offers guests.
Every room at Red Mangrove Lodge has a view of the ocean. The rooms that aren’t seaside sit nestled in a patch of mangrove trees. Some of the rooms also come with balconies – ask ahead if you’d like one. Call home using the phone in your room, or handle some paperwork with the hotel’s fax machine. Make sure your clothing stays fresh using the hotel’s convenient laundry service.
At Red Mangrove Lodge, the rooms come with white linens and curtains. Wood accents and textured walls blend with the down-to-earth vibe of the hotel. In the private bathroom, you’ll have access to reliable hot water. Your bathroom will come equipped with a hair dryer and environmentally friendly shampoo and bath products. All rooms have air conditioning and a ceiling fan, and each room comes with a cable TV and a CD player.
Red Mangrove’s open-air lobby is a pleasant spot to rendezvous with your traveling companions. When you get hungry, visit the hotel’s sumptuous buffet. It offers a wide range of options, including sushi, bountiful seafood, and popular local dishes. Sit at the bar or take your drink to the waterfront patio and listen to the sounds of the island as you take in the sunset.