This is a very recommendable place to stay if you are by the Galapagos Island.
Good service with wonderfull staff. One of the best
I usually do not write reviews, but this was such a spectacular place that I feel compelled to share with others. There were 6 of us, all adults who stayed at the house. It was a perfect size with 3 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths. The house is very convenient to town and Tortuga Beach. Most days we took day excursions to other islands. This was so nice, and we did not have to stay on a cruise ship all day and night. We had our island hoping during the day, and then space to walk around at night and go to different restaurants . The hosts were very helpful. They even had 5 gallon bottles of water for us.
I highly recommend renting this house, we would certainly rent again.
We stayed at casa opuntia for a week. It was a very pleasant stay. My first thought was.... this is way too big of a place for 2 people :) I guess my husband was trying really hard to make sure our trip is comfortable. The house is clean. We didn't have a chance or need to use anything in the house other than our bed room, washroom, hammic in the balcony area but I would assume everything was in order. The water was out a couple times where we had to call the housekeeper and wait a bit before able to shower, but it was usually fixed within 20-30 min. Overall, very pleasant stay and I would recommend it to everyone.
We had such a wonderful stay here. The house is absolutely beautiful and the location could not be better. On top of that the entire property is surrounded by the most beautiful stone wall. It feels like you have the entire island to yourself. I can hardly describe it. You are in walking distance to everything and yet when you walk through the front gate you are miles away from it all. It is the best of both worlds. Located near everything and privacy from everyone. We got lucky finding this gem.
Casa Opuntia was an awesome "home away from home" the house was beautifully appointed with native hardwood furniture throughout. There will always be some reservations when you are going so far from home and have never seen the place BUT let me assure anyone who is considering staying at Casa Opuntia that the accommodations were excellent. If you are considering booking don't hesitate. All three bedrooms were well equipped with their own bathroom which was a major plus when traveling with teenagers. The master bedroom was on the second floor and was very spacious and private! It was awesome having the filtered water available for drinking.. The location was awesome it was right at the entrance to Tortuga Bay one of the nicest beaches on Santa Cruz. The house is located in a great area and is surrounded by a large rock wall which provided privacy and a island sanctuary. The decks up top were roomy and very accommodating with plenty of furniture for multiple people to hang out. It is a very short walk to downtown where there are multiple shops and excellent restaurants!!! We looked at some of the "nicer hotels" but let me tell you they do not come close Casa Opuntia!! Staying at Casa Opuntia allows you to experience Santa Cruz as a temporary native. Tatjana was an excellent host and answered all questions quickly her recommendations for restaurants and sightseeing on Santa Cruz were spot on!! Her recommendation for day trips on the Sea Finch was incredible-- we used them to go to Bartolome (incredible scenery and oh the penguins I could go on and on), North Seymour (if you are only going to take one day trip go here the frigates and blue footed boobies nesting were awesome!!), and lastly we went to Santa Fe (what can I say but seals, seals, seals-- swimming with the seals!!). The Sea Finch is the yacht you have to use!! Tatjana thanks for the use of your home it completed our trip of a lifetime!!!
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