The accommodations and surroundings  

Puerto Ayora is a little town (pop. 10,000) situated on Santa Cruz Island, in the heart of the Galapagos Islands. The airport island of Baltra, situated only a couple of hundred meters to the north of Santa Cruz, is a legacy from the Second World War. Since then, aircraft have provided easy access to Santa Cruz, and, via the one road that crosses it in 40 minutes, to Puerto Ayora in the South.
Puerto Ayora  provides a  springboard for several day tours and dive tours although most cruises start in Baltra. Live-aboard cruises provide the best way to see the islands.
The Galapagos Experience residencies are newly built accommodations (2002-3) located in a quiet, residential neighborhood. They have been built with international aesthetics in mind: the cool, white Mediterranean houses with blue roofs, and the green grass and abundance of climbing flowers and hanging plants from the gardens of France and Britain. In respect for the unique surroundings of this special area, we have included native and endemic flora in our gardens.
The residencies have also aimed for maximum comfort while at the same time minimizing environmental impact. The pressure tank water system ensures good water pressure in all taps; the septic tank is four-chambered with an elaborate filter-bed to ensure the cleanest of runoff water; the rain-water from all roofs is collected; the residencies are built with many large windows for air-flow and good light.

Cactus Pad
120m² - 6 persons with WiFi

Ground Floor
Private garden, BBQ area, outside decking, patio.
Kitchen with dining table, equipped with gas cooker and oven, microwave, refrigerator and electrical equipment like: toaster, mixer, sandwich-maker, blender.
‘Great Room’ (lounge) with TV and DVD-player
Toilet, shower
1 double bedroom with double sofabed

Second Floor
1 double bedroom with balcony leading to terrace
Master bathroom with toilet, shower and bath.
1 large L-shaped room divided by cupboards into 2 small rooms. Single bed in each.

 



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Upstairs Apartment
60m²- 2/3 persons with WiFi

1 open-plan area encompassing kitchen, entrance and lounge leading to balcony.
Kitchen, equipped with double sink, gas cooker and oven, small electric oven, refrigerator, electric toaster and blender.
Lounge with sofas and TV.
Dining table with four chairs.
Two bedrooms. One double bed and one single bed.
Large Bathroom with shower.
Downstairs outside entrance area with sink.
Small shed.

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Downstairs Apartment
60m²- 2/3 persons with WiFi

1 open-plan area encompassing kitchen, entrance and lounge.
Kitchen, equipped with double sink, gas cooker and oven, small electric oven, refrigerator, electric toaster and blender.
Lounge with sofas and TV.
Dining table with four chairs.
Two bedrooms. One double bed and one single bed.
Large Bathroom with small bath tub and shower.
Small back and front gardens, outside tables and chairs.

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