The Red Mangrove Eco Luxury Hotel on Santa Cruz affords a unique location on the waterfront surrounded by local wildlife and mangroves and is a great base for exploring the Galapagos Islands.
The hotel overlooks Academy Bay and is surrounded by local wildlife with sealions, marine iguanas and pelicans often seen on the oceanfront deck. Its unique architectural design blends the mangrove forest with the waterfront. The property features 17 rooms including luxurious suites, superior rooms suitable for families (both with ocean views) and standard rooms. All feature air conditioning, en suite bathroom and cable TV.
Facilities include the Almar by Isla Grill restaurant specialising in locally sourced produce, a bar and lounge and furnished waterfront deck on which to relax. WiFi internet access is complimentary throughout the property.
Located in Puerto Ayora, the property is secluded, yet has easy access to explore the local and neighbouring islands.
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Their radiant fish and bizarre animals make the Galapagos a world-class diving and wildlife destination. Fed by nutrient rich waters from the tropical Pacific Ocean, the magical marine life enchants and fascinates in equal measure.
Excellent for: Liveaboard diving, Resort based diving, Singles diving, Group diving, Shark diving, Hammerhead shark, Whale shark, Manta ray
The rocky coastline and mangrove lined inlets of Santa Cruz Island are ideal for divers to spot sea turtles, sharks and rays. Home to the Charles Darwin Research Station, there are also healthy populations of tortoises, land and marine iguanas and birds.