Hostal El Paraiso
Calle Gral Rodríguez Lara, 200350 Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
Less than 0.6 miles from Los Alemanes Beach, Hostal El Paraiso is set in Puerto Ayora and offers free WiFi and a tour desk. All rooms feature a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a private bathroom. The property is 13 miles from El Garrapatero Beach. The hostel offers a terrace. La Estacion Beach is less than 0.6 miles from Hostal El Paraiso, while Tortuga Bay is a 12-minute walk away.
❝Communication was great, location was great. Comfy and clean rooms. Shower really hot with good pressure! Loved this place !! Just around the corner tmfrom that popular street of restaurants.❞
❝I really liked staying at this hostal. There was always hot water, so that wasn't an issue here. The WiFi was hit or miss but I did manage to do what I needed, so not a big deal. The hosts are very welcoming and happy to answer any questions about what to do, how long it takes to get to places, etc. Would stay here again!❞
The Galápagos Islands is a volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. It's considered one of the world's foremost destinations for wildlife-viewing. A province of Ecuador, it lies about 1,000km off its coast. Its isolated terrain shelters a diversity of plant and animal species, many found nowhere else. Charles Darwin visited in 1835, and his observation of Galápagos' species later inspired his theory of evolution. Virtually the entire archipelago lies within the Galápagos National Park and Marine Reserve, where tourism is carefully regulated. Visitors can have up-close encounters on land and sea with creatures that are unique to the Galápagos. These include flightless cormorants, giant Galápagos tortoises, sea lions and marine iguanas. The islands' terrain ranges from stark and volcanic to lush with plantlife, with beach sand ranging from black to white. The major town, Puerto Ayora, is on Santa Cruz Island, also home to the Charles Darwin Research Station and wildlife-rich Tortuga Bay Beach.