Angermeyer Waterfront Inn galapagos hotel exterior on a sunny day
a woman standing on the balcony of a large room looking out at the galapagos from the Angermeyer Waterfront Inn
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White tables and chairs on the outdoor patio overlooking bright blue teal waters of the harbor in the Galapagos
Large bed in white & red linens with 3 chairs beside in white room with wood floors at Angermeyer Waterfront Inn in Galapagos.
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Angermeyer Waterfront Inn

A piece of Galapagos history, the Angermeyer Waterfront Inn is a family-run hotel on a private waterfront property only accessible by boat on Santa Cruz Island. Originally constructed in the 1930s with lava rock and drift wood, the Angermeyer Waterfront Inn features newly renovated rooms designed to retain the comfort, seclusion and nature its original owners sought. An authentic mix of history, environment and modernity provides the ideal rest during your Galapagos vacation.

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Angermeyer Waterfront Inn Review

AdventureSmith Explorations’ Angermeyer Waterfront Inn review includes a detailed description and photo gallery. Our adventure travel experts can help compare the Angermeyer Waterfront Inn with other Galapagos luxury hotels and lodges.

Choose the Angermeyer Waterfront Inn for its ideal (and secluded) location, stunning views, charming character, and clean, comfortable rooms. Take a short walk to a quiet cove beach with great swimming or sit at the waterfront restaurant patio and watch the boats and wildlife go by. This property is a favorite for custom Galapagos trips; browse AdventureSmith’s curated listing of Galapagos luxury trips to find other top accommodations.

History of Angermeyer Waterfront Inn

Gus Angermeyer was among the earliest settlers on the island of Santa Cruz. Inspired by Charles Darwin’s descriptions, he and his brothers left Germany in the early 1930s, bound for the Galapagos islands with a dream of living life in harmony with nature and their surroundings. They settled on the island of Santa Cruz, married and built homes and fishing boats using the natural resources available, mainly lava rocks and wood. Many of these structures are still standing today and are a main part of the atmosphere in the area known as Angermeyer Point. The hotel reception area and café, for example, was where Gus Angermeyer studied in his “cave,” reading the works of Shakespeare and Einstein and recounting his amazing adventures to friends.

Amenities at Angermeyer Waterfront Inn

The hotel’s location, secluded across the bay from Puerto Ayora, ensures total privacy and undisturbed quiet. Because the hotel was constructed using natural, local material such as lava rock and drift wood, the atmosphere is peaceful and close to nature. Sunny terraces and beach access offer immediate access to wildlife viewing. The bar, lounge, restaurant, private pier and friendly staff ensure a harmonious stay.

Dining at Angermeyer Waterfront Inn

Al fresco dining is offered at the ocean view restaurant. Drinks from the bar and lounge can be enjoyed on the sunny terrace, cozy café or waterfront deck. Enjoy morning coffee and breakfast on the terrace in the company of a sun-basking marine iguana, a blue-footed boobie or one of Darwin’s finches.

Activities at Angermeyer Waterfront Inn

As the Angermeyer Waterfront Inn is only accessible by boat, water taxis are available at the private pier 24 hours per day to take guests to and from the town of Puerto Ayora.

Accommodations at Angermeyer Waterfront Inn

All rooms are non-smoking with private waterfront and pier access, complimentary breakfast, beach towels, private bathrooms with hot and cold water, hairdryers, free WiFi, daily housekeeping, cable TV, ceiling fan, air conditioning, safety deposit box, mini bar, purified drinking water, balcony or terrace, 24-hour front desk service, concierge service and room service. Laundry service and airport shuttle service is available for an additional charge. Rooms can accommodate anywhere from two to four guests in three room categories: Standard, Superior and Suite.

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