Iguana Crossing Boutique Hotel
Iguana Crossing Boutique Hotel sits on the beachfront in Puerto Villamil on Isabela Island and was created with the goal of contributing to nature conservation in the Galapagos Islands. Surrounded by endemic vegetation and with views of Sierra Negra Volcano, Iguana Crossing is strategically located beside the paths used by local Galapagos marine iguanas as they walk to and from the wetlands and the beach. Their daily pilgrimages are just one of many rewarding sights for guests who stay at this modern, eco-friendly hotel.
Sustainability at Iguana Crossing Boutique Hotel
Using sustainable and ecological technology as a base, Iguana Crossing’s meticulous design maintains a perfect equilibrium with the environment and modern technology. Constructed by local artisans using the best materials typical to the region, Iguana Crossing practices sustainable tourism, which balances social, environmental and economic aspects in their daily operations. Social responsibility, environment sustainability, cultural respect, nature preservation and development opportunities for local residents are the backbone of Iguana Crossing’s operations.
Amenities at Iguana Crossing Boutique Hotel
The poolside terrace offers relaxation and perfect wildlife viewing, as does the ocean view bar. Free WiFi is available in all common areas. The infinity pool features an oceanfront view and the spa offers personalized service for all guests.
Dining at Iguana Crossing Boutique Hotel
The Isabela Island Restaurant offers a variety of regional food that includes world-famous shrimp or fish ceviche, the traditional sancocho (an authentic Ecuadorian soup which is made with fish and yucca) and organic vegetables grown and harvested in the highlands of Isabela Island. The grill carved out of lava stone is an additional secret to some of the chef’s most special creations. Fresh fruit juices, coffee and the milk is from the Isabela highland’s hacienda, while some fruits are from other local farms. The seafood is always fresh with the catch of the day and the bread is baked fresh every morning in the local bakery.
Activities at Iguana Crossing Boutique Hotel
In addition to endless beach walking and self-guided exploration, optional island tours and packages available from Iguana Crossing Boutique Hotel include snorkeling with white-tipped reef sharks, snorkeling in Los Tuneles (the tunnels), hiking to Sierra Negra Volcano, walking or bicycling to the Wall of Tears, touring a forest of turtles in Isabela’s highland known as Campo Duro, and a variety of boat tours around the island.
Accommodations at Iguana Crossing Boutique Hotel
All rooms are very spacious with an average of 400 square feet, double or matrimonial beds, private bathrooms, a LED television to watch movies, telephone, refrigerator mini-bar, small safe and air conditioning. There are four room categories: Master Suite Room, which has an ocean-front balcony; Junior Suite Room, which offers ocean views; Volcano View Room, with views of the scalesia forest and Sierra Negra volcano; and Ocean View Room, which is beachfront and great for families with kids. Rooms are distributed throughout the bottom and top floor of the hotel.