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Posada del Mar

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Tomas de Berlanga y Av. Baltra, Puerto Ayora 200350 Ecuador
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#10 of 73 B&Bs / Inns in Puerto Ayora
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Puerto Ayora, Posada del Mar is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its family-friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Posada del Mar makes it easy to enjoy the best of Puerto Ayora.

As your “home away from home,” the small hotel rooms offer air conditioning, and getting online is easy, with free internet access available.

Guests have access to baggage storage while staying at Posada del Mar.

While staying at Posada del Mar, visitors can check out Monumento de la Tortuga (0.4 mi) and Malecon de Puerto Ayora (0.5 mi), some of Puerto Ayora's top attractions.

During your visit, be sure to check out a popular Puerto Ayora fish and chips restaurant such as Galapagos Deli, which is a short distance from Posada del Mar.

During your visit, be sure to check out Santa Cruz Fish Market (0.4 mi), which is a popular attraction within walking distance of the small hotel.

Posada del Mar is sure to make your visit to Puerto Ayora one worth remembering.

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Margo wrote a review May 2022
Oregon8 contributions1 helpful vote
Of the 5 places we stayed in Puerto Ayora, this was certainly our favorite. Would stay here again if we return. May cost $5-10 more than the budget places, but it’sa whole higher level of quality. Rooms spacious and attractively furnished, ours had a walk- through closet and a nice balcony overlooking the harbor. Has a big common room with a kitchen and free potable water. The owners are a mother and son, and both were so gracious and helpful, helped us with getting laundry done, getting a taxi to the airport.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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cheri b wrote a review Apr 2022
Saint Louis, Missouri272 contributions46 helpful votes
This hotel fits the bill for location and walkability. It is easy to visit places to book tours, restaurants, the pier, and souvenir shops as they are within an easy walking distance of the hotel. Just to clarify, some of the tours leave from the other end of the island, those were arranged by my travel agent and transportation was provided. My self-booked tours left just a few streets over from the hotel. It is quiet enough to be restful, secure, and they have a room air-conditioner! The thermostat is controlled by you. It was appreciated after hot, sweaty Galapagos days. It was clean. Let the shower run a bit to get the water hot. The desk attendants are friendly and helpful. Water bottles may be filled at the hotel. Drinkable water in the Galapagos is brought in jugs. It will be safe to drink from their water dispenser in the lobby. It is not a "5-star hotel" in the strict sense; but it is in functionality for the Galapagos. Breakfast is available and served off-site. The wifi is terrific!!! Recommended. I would stay again!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Tica T wrote a review Dec 2021
New York City, New York79 contributions16 helpful votes
We stayed 6 nights at Posada Del Mar and it was great! Very simple but clean and a nice confortable bed, hot water and also PERFECT location if you’re taking tours to the other Islands. It’s literally a couple of steps away from the port and all the boats leave from there. Tons and tons of restaurants around it. There is actually a delicious cafe downstair. Juan Carlos and his mom Cecilia were super nice and helpful on giving us tips. I’d definitely recommend this place to my friends!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rob M wrote a review Jul 2021
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We booked a two-night stay here, but after the first night we booked a cruise to leave on the second day, so we asked the hotel if we could change the second night to when we came back from the cruise. He said no problem. This is a mother-son team who run the hotel. They were both so kind and calm and helpful with information. It is because of the son that we got our amazing cruise. The room was just fine. King size bed, safe in the room. This is not a no frills hotel, but it also doesn't have a lot of extras. It's just charming. Best of all, as others have stated, the location is great. When we got there, we walked to five agencies to get prices of cruises, and they are all a couple minutes walk. So is the dock where ferries and taxis leave for other islands or cruise boats. When it came time to leave, the mother walked us outside and around the corner to help us find a cab. Very casual and pleasant!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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SarahJFisk wrote a review Jun 2021
Berkeley, California42 contributions26 helpful votes
We were very impressed. Juan Carlos and his family took incredibly good care of us. The room was spotlessly clean, with a lovely view of the harbor. The hot breakfast was ample and delish! Juan Carlos speaks wonderful English and helped us with getting tickets on the ferry to Isabela and a taxi down to the dock, also recommendations for restaurants, and help with our heavy bags. The "Deli" next door is run by his sister. They serve excellent pizza, fantastic coffee, and I recommend the fresh salad - which comes with beautiful avocado - and a yummy dressing! I had mine with grilled chicken and plan on going back. (the have ice cream too). We have decided to come back for our last night before we leave Galapagos, because we know we will be welcomed back as family. Gracias Juan Carlos!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: Ask for a harbor view if that is important to you.
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megan o wrote a review Feb 2021
Indianapolis, Indiana68 contributions23 helpful votes
I stayed in a 3rd floor suite and could not have been happier. The accommodations were spotless, the owners were exceptionally helpful and accommodating, and the view from the balcony was outstanding. Everything you could need was provided. There was a Mini fridge in the room, soap and shampoo in the shower, and a safe for items you wanted to keep locked up. If that wasn’t enough, there was a common area outside the room with a full kitchen, including a coffee maker for those early morning excursions. The hotel offered a morning breakfast that was fantastic. The location can’t be beat- so close to the pier, restaurants, and shops. Posada Del Mar would be at the top of my list for a return stay.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Liz D wrote a review Jan 2021
East Sandwich, Massachusetts22 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a wonderful stay. The inn keepers were very accommodating and helpful!! Felt very safe and the room was beautiful! The breakfasts at the hotel were delicious and we were also given some to go on the days we had a tour booked. Lovely family!!
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Adam G wrote a review Jan 2021
Charleston, South Carolina17 contributions2 helpful votes
This is a wonderful place to stay in Santa Cruz. The family-run accommodation makes you feel very welcome. Juan Carlos was extremely helpful and helped coordinate activities for us. 15 minutes to Darwin, 2 minutes from the ferry, close to restaurants and still able to walk to Tortuga Bay. We are very happy we got to stay here and get to know the owners.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Didelc82 wrote a review Mar 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania12 contributions4 helpful votes
Great location on a quiet street just a short walk to everything. Rooms are spotless and they must have fixed the hot water issue because it worked fine for us. The owners are very kind and go the extra mile to help you. Breakfast next door is excellent and the views from the back rooms from the balconies are beautiful.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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eddytravel8000 wrote a review Mar 2020
Bruges, Belgium23 contributions33 helpful votes
Excellent choice as a base to see Santa Cruz and indeed Isabella Island nearby. Whilst a basic hotel the charming lady owner Cecilia and her hospitality trained son Juan Carlos go out of their way to assist travelers with practical advice based on their extensive local knowledge. The included breakfast and the Deli next door very good.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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PRICE RANGE
$78 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
EcuadorGalapagos IslandsSanta CruzPuerto Ayora
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Frequently Asked Questions about Posada del Mar
Which popular attractions are close to Posada del Mar?
Nearby attractions include Rancho Primicias (0.5 km), Santa Cruz Fish Market (0.4 km), and Laguna las Ninfas (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Posada del Mar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Posada del Mar?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Posada del Mar?
Conveniently located restaurants include TJ Restaurant, Cocktail & Coffee, 1835 Coffee Lab, and Galapagos Deli.
Does Posada del Mar have airport transportation?
Yes, Posada del Mar offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Posada del Mar?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.