by Stephen Jermanok
These quaint cabins along the shoreline of Floreana are located in one of the most picturesque locales in the Galapagos. Watch the sparkling sky at night (no light pollution here), and then let the sounds of the waves lull you to sleep. In the morning, wake up to a breakfast of fresh squeezed orange juice, yogurt, bananas, granola, bananas, eggs and home-baked bread. Then wander over to Sea Lion Point to snorkel with sea turtles and sea lions with few other people. Rooms are simple with two single beds side-by-side and a small bathroom.
Our Editor Loves
- Seaside cottages where you hear the waves at night
- Easy walk to beach to snorkel with sea lions
- Wonderful owners who take you under their wings
- Water Sports
- Onsite Dining
Location is beautiful which attracted me in the first place.
Paying 130$ a night was a bit hefty but I figured it would be special.
Nothing of it, no decent service , except for the minimum of the lady who made breakfast. No internet, no kayaks, no paddling, no beach in front of the place. Rain blew onto the bed in the middle of the night. (Only fly screens) no one to be found to help with drinking water , or food support. Intermittantly hot water. Food support was kindly provided by the hotel on lava beach) . And really no one around..when finally talking to family of the owner nothing was done...
This is a wonderful little rustic cottage complex on the sea. The Cruz family is one of the the families who settled early on the island. Luna Lodge has a restaurant area where you can make arrangements for breakfast, lunch and dinner - very Ecuadoran cuisine. Leila's restaurant down the road is the sister and makes the the best munchin (yuca & cheese fritters) - I could have made a plate of those my whole meal. I did not bring insect repellant as I had long sleeve shirts and long pants - however, that didn't deter the voracious insects and I had to borrow repellants from some of my touring companions. This family also owns 2 working farms in the area and I thought it was worth the tour.