Excellent Base for Galapagos Travel
We, a family of four, stayed here for a week before our Galapagos cruise, and highly recommend it. I would have saved myself a lot of research time, if I had begun by booking this place. Donna & John are a great resource for everything Galapagos. Donna arranged a driver to pick us up at the airport, and even though we had a last minute change in our flight time, one quick email to her, & she still had a driver there for us on time.
Donna & John are gracious hosts. When we arrived, we went over our cruise itinerary with them & they gave us recommendations for things to do, that were not included on our cruise. They arranged two snorkeling day trips for us that were both highlights of our trip. They also gave us recommendations of good places to eat, which were so good, we hardly used the well equipped kitchen.
This place was perfect for us, we much preferred it to staying in a hotel. It is a short walk to the harbor, restaurants, beautiful Tortuga Bay etc. (or taxi's are only $1 to anywhere in town). We felt totally safe & secure staying here. The apartment is perfectly clean & we always had hot water right away. The shared patio on the top floor is great for a barbeque, relaxing, meeting the neighbors, & has a great view of the town. There is a laundry facility onsite, but on Donna's recommendation, we had our laundry done for $6.50 (one weeks worth of laundry for family of 4), which was a treat.
We are very happy we stayed here in addition to our cruise. This was our first time to South America and it gave us a chance to meet some warm, friendly people & experience the local culture before the cruise. It also gave us more freedom to experience some of the Galapagos Islands at our own pace, rather than the cruise's regimented schedule. Hopefully, we will be back to see the islands we missed, and we will definitely stay here again, only longer next time.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I am happy to know you enjoyed your stay at Torre Mar. We want our guests to be happy with their stay while visiting the Galapagos. It would be nice to see you again some day soon. Galapagos is an amazing place.
Donna, John, and Donovan
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