Why we like it
- Situated on Santa Cruz Island, Red Mangrove is perfectly located for exploring the Galapagos Islands
- Get up close with the unique animal and bird species that pay regular visits to the outdoor deck
- Explore the colourful town of Puerto Ayora, a popular place for local sea lions
- The surrounding mangrove forest offers the opportunity to explore a unique ecosystem
About Red Mangrove
Located on Santa Cruz Island, at the heart of the Galapagos archipelago, this iconic hotel enjoys prime position on the water’s edge. Surrounded by peaceful mangrove forest, it makes the perfect base from which to explore the Galapagos islands and the wildlife that makes them so famous. Red Mangrove’s newly renovated deck offers unparalleled views of Puerto Ayora and Academy Bay Harbour. And the wildlife seems to like it there too. Frigate birds, sea lion and marine iguana will often pay a visit, so make sure you have your camera charged.
In the evening, relax into a comfortable deck chair with a drink in your hand and gaze up at the stars. The hotel’s 17 suites and bedrooms each offer stunning views of the surrounding ocean and mangrove forest. Brightly furnished with natural materials and South American art, the rooms make an ideal space in which to relax and unwind after a busy day exploring the islands. Santa Cruz has plenty to offer its visitors. Take your pick from scenic hiking trails, hidden beaches and remote farms dotted throughout the highlands. You can enjoy a stroll along the colourful streets of Puerto Ayora, or head to the Charles Darwin Research Centre to discover more about the geology and climate of the islands.