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Floreana Lava LodgeFloreana´s fascinating story and the desire of the local people to offer a more relaxed , more enjoyable and environmentally sensitive kind of tourism, is why Tropic has chosen to launch its new Galapagos adventure here. Together with the local community and the owners of ‘Floreana Lava Lodge’, and under the supervision of the Galapagos Authority, Tropic has created a new program designed for visitors who are looking for something out of the ordinary, who will understand the value of slow tourism.Located in Puerto Velasco Ibarra (named after a five times president of Ecuador) Lava Lodge is owned by members of the Cruz family, one of the Floreana´s oldest. The hotel is a comfortable lodge with top class service and the best of friendly local hospitality, built on black lava sands at the ocean´s edge: one of the best sites on the island. Situated only 5 minutes walk from the centre of the village, Lava Lodge is also only a few steps from the ‘lobería’ where visitors can watch the islands famous sea lions in their natural surroundings. ServicesThe 10 independent cabins are each equipped with 2 twin beds (bunk beds for up to 3 people are also available). Each ocean front cabin has its own bathroom, front porch, a reading and shady area to provide privacy and enjoyment of the outdoors.The lodge also has a common area where guests can relax together and savor a welcome drink while enjoying the striking Galapagos sunsets.
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The Weak Knee Traveler wrote a review Jun 2020
Singapore, Singapore11774 contributions745 helpful votes
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The location is approx. 5-10 mins walk into the small town. It is beautifully situated right by the waters and is really peaceful. The room is clean and decent. There is drinkable water supplied. Really enjoyed my stay in this beautiful water front lodge. Great place for going for morning walks.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Maggie M wrote a review Mar 2020
Ascot, United Kingdom72 contributions27 helpful votes
The lodges look out over the sea and you fall asleep listening to the waves. No mosquitoes when we were here in March. Beds are comfortable, the shower is good & there is a flushing toilet. It's a short walk to the beach to go snorkelling or kayaking, and there is an on-site restaurant.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: All rooms are lovely
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ka_bee wrote a review Feb 2020
Castle Donington, United Kingdom526 contributions81 helpful votes
I do have mixed feelings about staying here. The location is amazing, right on the beach in Floreana where you can watch the sea from the deck and see turtles, seals and birds or walk to the sandy area to snorkel in a deserted bay. The small cabins are tiny and really need some basic maintenance. Our door didn’t fit, the insect screens were broken, the air con and the safe didn’t work. The towels were frayed and we were told we had to keep the same ones during the stay. The whole place looked neglected with dilapidated and rusting deck furniture. The only staff we saw were two ladies who appeared to cook breakfast in the morning. There was no way of getting a drink.. no kettle available and the water dispenser was empty. We had to wait to get a toilet roll. I do appreciate that Floreana has only a small population and this is supposed to be a natural wildlife retreat but I still feel that basic standards should be met if you are selling this as overpriced accommodation.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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kansasrod wrote a review Jan 2020
OSKALOOSA1106 contributions187 helpful votes
There are very limited choices when you visit Floreana, home to 130 persons when we stayed for 2 nights. Floreana feels very safe. So we did not worry about our room which opened to the dining area but could not be locked. This was a great place compared to the other lodging where the rest of our G Adventures group stayed. Clean, spacious. Internet is "iffy to non-existent" as with many places on Floreana. Nice fan helped with night-time noises and temperatures. Friendly, helpful hosts. Breakfast one morning for our group of 16 was excellent. Would not hesitate to stay again 🐢
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: Note some rooms are on 2nd floor; Nice fan in room helped
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mimi c wrote a review Dec 2019
Drummond, Wisconsin21 contributions5 helpful votes
Beautiful, quiet, rustic, happy place. Owners on the ground help with all...guiding, organic gardens, just 5 minute walk to Galapagos National Park, Best snorkeling around...beautiful beaches, wonderful food.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Room Tip: All rooms on the ocean. Spartan , clean, very comfortable
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Frequently Asked Questions about Floreana Lava Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Floreana Lava Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Playa Negra (0.4 km) and Lounge Bar DonRo (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Floreana Lava Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include airport transportation, a 24 hour front desk, and hiking.
What food & drink options are available at Floreana Lava Lodge?
Guests can enjoy a snack bar during their stay.
Does Floreana Lava Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Floreana Lava Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Floreana Lava Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Floreana.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Floreana Lava Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Floreana Lava Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.