The beachfront Iguana Crossing resort offers jaw dropping views of the Pacific Ocean and the Sierra Negra Volcano. Guests can stay in double bed suites decorated with authentic island handicrafts. The Isabela Island restaurant is the epitome of a gastronomy. The traditional sancocho, an authentic Ecuadorian soup, is a must try. Families will enjoy exploring otherworldly volcanic landscapes, snorkeling with majestic manta rays, and sunbathing with hundreds of marine iguanas. Kids love visiting the turtle breeding center, Charles Darwin’s Research Station and the twisting turning lava tubes. The resort can help travelers book snorkeling, diving, and island hopping tours.
Our Editor Loves
- Indigenous wildlife
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Sports
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
We stayed at the Iguana Crossing for 4 nights and really loved our stay here mainly for the very comfortable room and the amazing view of the Pacific Ocean as far as the eye can see. The common areas are stylish and nicely decorated, again with amazing views all throughout. Breakfast was good and was varied enough for a 4-night stay. There is so much wildlife to see on the island and you don’t have to go that far from the property to experience this. Literally steps away and you get to see a lot already! Location is great, a short walk to town for restaurant options and tours, access to the boardwalk to the Tortoise center, flamingos, etc.
A shout out to Paola and Eva at reception, both warm and friendly and made us feel welcome.
My boyfriend and I had originally booked two nights here, but decided to extend and book a third night because we loved it so much. From the moment we arrived, the staff was welcoming and friendly. The hotel manager even helped us book a few tours on the island, as well as arranged an early morning taxi for us when we were leaving the island via ferry. The rooms were spacious, and the view from the oceanfront room was amazing. We ate dinner in the hotel restaurant two of the three nights, and the food was delicious. I highly recommend the fish in coconut sauce, and garlic octopus and shrimp. This hotel is located on the end of the main strip of this island, and was literally across the street from the beach. I would highly recommend splurging here if planning to go to Isabela. This was the most expensive hotel on the island, but worth every penny. Isabela is also a relatively quiet island (granted, we did go during the low season) so splurging on this hotel was well worth it.