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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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 four room categories: Standard, Standard Plus, Superior and Suite.