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Chez Manany Galapagos Ecolodge - start dreaming on being here

Mariana Velasco Gallegos

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, german, spanish
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Chez Manany Galapagos Ecolodge - start dreaming on being here

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Islas Galapagos Apartment Rental Photos and Description

up to 6 guests, 2 full bathrooms, kitchen, living room, panoramic window

Chez Manany eco lodge is a concept of luxury vacation rentals with sustainable principals on Isabella Island, Galapagos.

Manany is tourism expert and Wilson architect, both Ecuadorian. We both love being close to nature and know from own experience the expectations and needs of our guests. We speak Spanish, English and a little French.

The eco lodge is located outside the small town of Puerto Villamil on Isabela Island in the Galapagos, next to a mangrove area protected by the Ramsar Convention and very close to the lagoon Concha de Perla - a tourist attraction for snorkeling in which you can see tropical fish, sea lions, penguins, rays, marine turtles and over 20 different species of birds.

Isabela is the biggest Island of the Galapagos Archipelago. The island offers a variety of tourist attractions, e.g. daily tours to Las Tintoreras, the Volcanoes and los Túneles, etc. If our guests want to relax, they can just walk on the white sand beach near to the lodge.

Apartments and Suite

The Eco lodge offers three fully equipped accommodations with kitchen and TV. Two large apartments are located in the new building and each can accommodate up to 6 guests. All apartments have superior quality standard, panoramic windows and large terraces.

The suite is in a wooden house on the ground floor and can accommodate up to 3 guests.

The suite has a living room area, American style kitchen, a bedroom with one big bed or two separate beds and a private bathroom. To give our guests the most comfortable stay, all areas are totally furnished with top quality artisan furniture. The suite has spacious terraces outside. The house has a look-out tower from which you can contemplate the sea and the marvelous landscape and have moments of peace, inspiration and relaxation in the hammock.


Chez Manany attaches importance to sustainable tourism to protect the island. In addition to the ecological construction we have added solar panels for the illumination of our entire lodge. Over that we have a water purification system with Ozone .

Guests can participate in social life on the island and promote the economy of it by supporting local business

Relevant information:

(1) Apartments


� 2 fully equipped apartments

with kitchen and TV

• Size 75 m2 plus 30 m2 balconies

• 2 bedrooms, 1 sofa bed

• 2 to max. 6 persons

(2) Suite


• fully equipped studio style suite with kitchen and TV

• Size 35 m2 for max. 3 persons

• Terrace and garden furniture

• Max 3 Persons

• Private bathroom

Chez Manany promise to our guest

• High quality ecological accommodation with private balconies & panoramic windows

• Sustainable Infrastructure - Solar Energy, Ozone Purifying Water System, Sewage Water

Treatment Plant

• Outdoor BBQ and Observation Tower

• Privileged Place, surrounded by Nature, next to Ramsar Protected Area and Concha de Perla - the best snorkeling natural pound in Isabella

• 10 min away from town Puerto Villamil and just 5 min from the Beach

• Peaceful and privileged location Perfect to rest after exploring the Island

• An ideal place to develop intellectual or artistic work.

Getting to the Island Isabela: The Galápagos Islands are a really sensible place and therefore it is important that from the beginning of your trip you take attention to some aspects that will ensure a sustainable development in the Islands. If you need any support to arrange your travel tour to the Island Isabela, don't hesitate to contact us. We can help you to buy flight and ferry tickets to the Island Isabela.

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More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mariana Velasco Gallegos (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2015

About Mariana Velasco Gallegos

We are open minded persons willing to give our guests the best time in Galapagos. We will help you during your stay to make this trip unforgettable.

Do not doubt on contacting us for any question or info.

Why Mariana Velasco Gallegos chose Islas Galapagos

Chez Manany Galapagos Ecolodge is not only a marvelous place to stay but it is also responsible to the environment. One of our main goals is to support the conservation of the Islands and encourage awareness about its unique ecosystem, particularly Isabela, through sustainable approaches.

The first part of our project was to create an environmental-friendly house. The energy used for lighting is obtained through solar panels; the sewage water is treated through different systems. We separate grey water and black water, each has its own treatment plant with different sand filters and work with aerobic biological processes. Both of our buildings have their own treatment plant and by the end of the cycle we reuse the water in our gardens.

The water which comes from the municipality has also its own treatment in our house. We also use here different sand filters to clean the water of any unwanted particles or dirt and to kill all bacteria we have incorporated in our treatment plant an ozone cleaning system, which is more efficient than any other system known in the market to clean water. This clean water will be still salty but free of bacteria and ready for the use of our guests.

All rooms have enough natural light and ventilation through windows which have been previously planned and distributed in the apartments. There is no need of Air-condition or extra energy consumption.

It is also important to mention that Chez Manany only works with biodegradable cleaning products not only because of our principles but because our sewage water treatment plant works with biological process and any use of toxic or chemical substances may interfere with this process. We strongly request our guests not to throw any toxic or chemical substance into the toilets or sinks.


In the second phase of our project we would like to focus our strengths in Environmental education as well as for our guests and the local people of Isabella Island specially children and women.

What makes this apartment unique

Enjoy your trip knowing that your foot print will be minimum while staying with us!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear Manany !

thank you very much fro creating this wonderful ecolodge together with your husband! We were very lucky to find you on the internet. The place is even much more beautiful than we expected. We had nice and relaxing days here after our trips in ecuador and the cruise in the Galapagos Islands.

Isabela is a fine island, with lots to see; bike trips, along the coast to the wall of tears, with a lot to see on the way, like the juvenile tortoises drinking water from the rainpool in the middle of the road.The tintoreras excursion and the hike to the sierra negra and volcan chico. We liked the town with its restaurants and we were lucky to be here during carnaval.

We had a good dance at the beach under a satrlight sky! This is very special for people from Holland, where there is snow and ice at the moment. Thanks to this wonderful house we felt very much at home here.

Thank you for this and for all the good care and advise! Thanks also to Roxanna who gaves us a warm welcome as well !


Herman and Veronique
Feb 2012
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Chez Manany Galapagos Ecolodge - start dreaming on being here
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Chez Manany

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with Manani and Wilson for just over a week, myself my wife and our 3Yo had great stay. The house was so close to Concha de Perla (amazing snorkelling, sea lions, 2m wide rays, turtles, marine iguanas get trapped there when the tide goes out- its sheltered and very special) that we could go there very early in the mornings or late in the evening, meaning that we had the whole place to just ourselves and the animals.

Manany and Wilson were really welcoming and warm, and we became friends over a BBQ at the house, with roasted wild boar from the highlands which Manany helped me to source when she heard I was a dedicated carnivore. Champagne, music, stories, -amazing- meat with good company.

I'd recommend this place to anyone, Chez Manany was a gem, cheaper and doubtless more ecologically minded and personal than the mid to high price range hotels in Isabella town.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mary&Owain: Many thanks for your words, we loved also to meet you and your lovely family, Mary & your little girl baby on the way and Roobs. We miss also our pleasant chats and so nice company. Mary would love to hear you play the cello and really enjoy both playing and singing together as in Chez Manany. We hope to make friends and share a little of our lives, being useful and friendly to all guests. Best Wishes Wil&Manany
Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

chez manany

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place. The accomodation is as great as the pictures if you want to have a nice quiet place to rest and to visit Isabella, this is it. Manany and her husband are tremendous hosts. They were quite helpful and some of the nicest people we have met in the Galapagos.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
New Haven, CT

Great place for a honey moon!

  • 5 of 5

My wife, my three-year-old daughter and I were lucky enough to stay at Manany for about a week. We were not surprised to find paradise-like beaches, exotic animals and lots of sun in Isla Isabela. Not for nothing they called the Galapagos the "enchanted islands". However, we were surprised to find a place like Manany, which combines comfort and exquisite taste without disturbing the local landscape. Mariana helped us plan our trip and it was very easy for us to communicate with her via Internet. Our experience with Mariana and our experience at Manany were absolutely positive. We would definitely love to go back. This must be a great place for a honey moon or someone looking for some peace.

Mi esposa, mi hija de tres años y yo tuvimos la suerte de alojarnos en Manany como por una semana. No nos sorprendimos al encontrar playas paradisíacas, animales exóticos y mucho sol en la Isla Isabela. No por nada a las Galápagos las llaman las "islas encantadas". En cambio sí nos llamó la atención encontrar un lugar como Manani, que combina mucha comodidad con gusto exquisito, sin incomodar al paisaje del lugar. Mariana nos ayudó a planear nuestro viaje y nos resultó muy fácil comunicarnos con ella vía internet. Nuestra experiencia con Mariana y en Manany fue absolutamente positiva. Sin lugar a dudas que nos encantaría volver. Seguramente este es un buen lugar como para una luna de miel o para alguien en busca de paz.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Dunedin, New Zealand

Chez Manany

  • 5 of 5

My Husband and I had a wonderful week at Chez Manany at the end of August. Mariana was so helpful from our first communication with her regarding our stay. She answered our many questions and booked our flights from Baltra to Isabela for us. The photos and descriptions of the property are more than accurate and we found we were just able to relax, especially after a long flight from New Zealand and enjoy the wonderful peaceful surroundings. By the time we left New Zealand we felt Manany was a friend and this proved to be more than the case by the time we left Ecuador. Chez Manany is about a 10 minute walk to the main part of the town where there are some local restaurants and beautiful beaches there and beyond. We hired the bicycles to cycle to the Wall of Tears, a wonderful ride stopping off at the many bays along the way, not to mention avoiding the tortoises and iguanas sunning themselves on the roadside as we cycled past. Isabela is a quiet island, very safe and is just the place for peace and relaxation. The property was spotlessly clean, beautifully furnished and is just a short walk from the very picturesque boat harbour. We would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone wanting a quiet getaway to enjoy nature at its best, with no worries about sea conditions!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway

Concha Perla is the best

  • 5 of 5

The best time and place ever. We can´t wait to come back to Isabela Island specially to chez manany place, very comfy and well located suite. Thank You Again manany for the amazing and unforgatable experience.

Oli and Eve

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway

Chez Manany

  • 5 of 5

Jena Gandy 24 Mayo 2010 13:53 | Houston

This home provided a quiet getaway for us. We thought the place was nicer in person than it was in the pictures. It is located very close to the dock where we arrived and a lagoon for snorkeling. It is walking distance to the beach and town. The hostess was so helpful and gave us a personal tour of the town. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare breakfast we enjoyed on the deck. It was extremely clean and comfy. I would stay there again

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Airport Isabella
Nearest Barpub
750 Metres
Nearest Ferry
400 Metres
Port Villamil, boats going and coming to SantaCruz
Nearest Restaurant
700 Metres
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Isabella Beach 3km long
Car: not necessary

Chez Manany is a wonderful place to take a pause in your life. The stylish and ecological apartments and suite are located close to Puerto Villamil town, in the Galápagos Islands, next to a mangrove zone protected by the Ramsar treaty and just five minutes away from one of the most beautiful snorkeling sites in the Island, Concha de Perla.

Chez Manany Ecolodge´s main wish is to give guests the opportunity to enjoy the peace and unique landscape of the Galápagos Islands, forgetting their problems and daily life worries. Another important aspect for us is to work for a sustainable development in Isabela and to foment ecotourism at the Galapagos Islands.

Visit us and discover the true meaning of peace and inspiration with the most personalized and friendly service.

Other Activities: snorkeling, horseback riding, swimming, surfing, treking, scuba diving, etc.


Rates & Availability

From $170 Per night

Islas Galapagos Apartment Rental Rates

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Standard pricing
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $56 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes • Reservations are first valid with 50% anticipation of the rental fee. The total amount must be paid 30 days before the expected arrival date. If the reservation occurs 30 days or less before the arrival date, the total rental fee (100%) must be paid in order to assure your stay.
• Every reservation has to be sent and confirmed via email by the administration of Chez Manany
Chez Manany accepts the following payment method:
Through bank transfers to Banco del Pacifico Ecuador.
Account holder Wilson Guillermo Gallegos Constante, owner of Chez Manany. The guest should note that any charges or fees that are incurred by a bank transfer (regardless whether domestic or foreign) are not to to be paid by the property owner.
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Islas Galapagos Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 75 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Sofa Bed
  • Solar Panels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , the beds can be arrange as a King size or can be saparated 2
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 double , + 1 Sofabed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , For two adults
  • The king-size bed can be divided into two twin beds.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • caves
  • restaurants
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
Chez Manany is a vacational rental and not a 'hotel', our guests should bring their personals. Chez Manany will apart form the above include some basics to cook as: sugar, salt and pepper. For the cleaning you will find dishwashing detergent, kitchen towels and biobags for the trash. Chez Manany offers individual services like: supply delivery of groceries, housekeeping service and laundry service. When Manany and Wil are there, they will try to advise visitors in cultural themes so you can easily interact with the locals of the islands and be able to plan your activities and stay without losing your time. However if they are not at home there is information about tours, restaurants and activities in the apartments or suite. This info is always up to date. Chez Manany offers Spanish courses with the model “one to one” with the principle of “learning by doing it”.

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