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EXPERIENCE ISABELA

“Magnificent location on the beach and incredibly friendly staff make this boutique hotel the perfect place on Isabela”

LA CASA DE MARITA

A beachfront boutique hotel in the heart of the Galapagos

“Paradise” is a description frequently used in tourism, even more so when it refers to beautiful island retreats.

Yet, as ambitious or over-the-top as it may be, the term suits the island of Isabela very well.

It is the largest, least populated, and most captivating of the Galapagos islands. It is a nature preserve set apart from the rest of the archipelago. A unique, developing environment that houses populations of endemic species in fantastic landscapes.

It’s the scene of wonderful beach vacations surrounded by lush vegetation, white sand, and the clear blue waters of the Pacific. A great place for surfing, snorkeling, kayaking, trekking, bird-watching, or enjoying the sun.

Isabela is a welcoming host to explorers, travelers, and the vibrant community of Puerto Villamil. And it is also the island we call home.

La Casa de Marita began as a loving couple’s adventure. Housing their dreams and stories, it has grown into a beautiful boutique hotel in their found slice of paradise. A home where life is celebrated, and the simple things, sublimed.

TRAVELING TO ISABELA, GALAPAGOS

How to get here

Your adventure to Galapagos begins in the cities of Quito or Guayaquil, in Ecuador. From these cities, LATAM, Tame, and Avianca airlines offer regular flights to Seymour Airport (GPS) in Baltra island.

Make sure your flight from Quito or Guayaquil arrives in Baltra. It is Galapagos’s main airport, and the starting point towards La Casa de Marita. Whether you choose to come to Isabela by plane or boat, both experiences have charms of their own. Please write us at info@galapagosisabela.com to let us know your arrival details by plane or boat. We’ll pick you up and bring you to La Casa de Marita from Isabela’s airport or nearby port.

ISABELA BY AIR

Flying into Isabela is quick, and offers a fantastic birds-eye view of the Galapagos.

Emetebe is a local airline that flies small planes in Galapagos. To book a flight to Isabela, head towards their offices in Seymour Airport. Their flights leave from Baltra itself, and the trip to Isabela takes approximately 25 minutes.

To get in touch with Emetebe, please write them at ventaisabela@emetebe.com.

ISABELA BY SEA

To come to Isabela by boat, you’ll need to take a speedboat or “fibra” out of Puerto Ayora in the neighboring Santa Cruz island.

Take a bus from Seymour Airport to the ferries that cross the small Itabaca Channel into Santa Cruz. The trip continues by bus through the island’s natural reserve until you reach the town port.

Coming to Isabela’s Puerto Villamil by “fibra” or speedboat lasts an approximate of 3 hours. You’ll pass by islands, rock formations, and ocean wildlife over the Galapagos’ clear blue sea.

To learn more about flight or boat schedules, please visit the following links:

TRAVEL TIPS

Tips for your adventure in Galapagos

ITEMS

Before you come, we recommend you bring certain equipment to help you take advantage of the full Galapagos experience:

  • Mosquito repellent
  • Walking or trekking shoes
  • Pants
  • Shorts
  • Bathing suits
  • Snorkels (although available for rent in Isabela)
  • Cameras
  • Underwater enclosures
  • Binoculars
  • A journal, to capture inspiration
  • And, always, a good book.

BANKS

There are no banks in Isabela. There are no international money transfer services, or ATM’s. All payments are in cash, except where credit cards are accepted.

La Casa de Marita accepts all major credit cards.

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