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The Galapagos Castle is a unique, historic hotel. Its whimsical architecture and distinct design suit its safe and welcoming atmosphere. Located just two blocks from the main thoroughfare in downtown Puerto Ayora, the Galapagos Castle was strategically built in an elevated area so as to avoid damage from floods or large waves.
The location is easily accesible from flights to Galapagos National Park and provides guests with quick access to the different points of interest around the island, including sights for Galapagos scuba diving, Galapagos snorkeling, and Galapagos island tours.
In 1950 a young savant had the dream of building a castle for he and his family. Slowly, his dream took form as he began to construct the castle piece by piece. In building his private kingdom, the architect used local materials, such as volcanic rock. In total, the construction took just over two decades.
Recently, the Castle´s doors opened to the public to serve as both a peaceful respite for weary adventurers and a regal gathering place where all are welcome to celebrate and feast on fresh local cuisine like royalty.
The Galapagos Castle is a place rich in history and biodiversity. Its towers, bridges, gardens, and patios make it an unparralleled destination located in one of the most iconic habitats on Earth, Galapagos National Park.
We warmly invite you to discover it as part of your Galapagos excursions.

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At this time of year the cold southern sea current bathes the coasts of the Galapagos Islands bringing with it not only a great amount of marine life; It also brings soft rains that make this time the best time of the year to visit El Chato and the giant turtle nature reserve in a low humid forest.

The cool climate is great for tourism in the Galapagos Islands and we offer you hotels in Ecuador, tours to Isabela, navigable tours, all inclusive lodging in Galapagos. Book with time and we guarantee an unforgettable experience surrounded by all the best of the Galapagos Islands

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We leave from El Castillo Galpagos, Galapagos Islands hotel, to the Charles Darwin Scientific Station on a 30min walk and find a small beach with crystal clear waters surrounded by a natural rock reef.
The conditions in the galapagos islands are optimal in these dates since the climate is cooler, after swimming a couple of hours and enjoying the sun we went in search of giant tortoises.
For this tour only need a peron to guide us, good encouragement to discover the flora and fauna of the Galapagos islands, bathing suit, cap, and good mood.
We went through the Museum of the Charles Darwin Science Station learning a couple of very interesting technical data about the galapagos islands, evolution, fauna and something else
In Santa Cruz there are many activities at no extra cost that are worth discovering
For surf lovers in this area it is possible to find a beach break

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Stay five nights and the sixth is free, El Castillo Galapagos

Within Parque Nacional Galápagos, this low-key hotel occupies a kitschy, stone-built castle on the edge of Puerto Ayora. It’s a 14-minute walk from the beach and 4 km on foot from wildlife spotting at Tortuga Bay.

Featuring bright, quirky furnishings and colorfully painted stone walls, the rustic rooms include minifridges and fans. Some have hammocks and/or balconies, while family rooms sleep up to 4 people.

Freebies include a breakfast buffet and use of loaner bikes. The hotel also offers a communal kitchen, a guest lounge and organizes tours of the Galápagos Islands


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TINTORERAS, where we can do some snorkeling and watch the different species of fishes, corals and restingsea turtles. Then we’ll continue with the boat along the coast watching species like: blue-footed boobies, penguins, pelicans and frigate birds. Reaching the Isle of TINTORERAS, we’ll get to know the blue shark, marine iguanas and sea lions. Most of the part of this island is formed by AA lava.

It Includes transfer to the port to take the speed boat to get to our next attraction: Isabella Island, the biggest of this archipelago and the youngest at the same time.

We will visit the Wall of Tears in order to get to know more about the history of this island which was a prison in the past. After that, we will visit the breeding center of Isabella turtles. Here you can find the last specie of the giant turtle, the “Geochelone Gunther. Reaching the Isle of CONCHA Y PERLA we’ll get to know the blue shark, marine iguanas and sea lions. Most of the part of this island is formed by AA lava.