Pool / Spa
Check-out: 11:30 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Truly 5 star! Exquisite experience and home.
Casa Iguana was a beautifully appointed and truly luxurious home. Every detail from the decor to the stunning location overlooking the bay was just perfect. The house delivered on all our expectations for a luxury home. The staff (Fernando and Mariana) made sure all our needs were cared for. The meals cooked were exquisite. The day trip boat tour recommendations were perfect. We saw so much of the islands and experienced every type of animal. Sitting on the bayside pool of the home we got to see turtles, sea lions, iguanas and birds. What a magical place and the house was incredibly comfortable for our two families with kids. Walking distance to Playa Alemanes and La Grieta. A quick water taxi ride away from all the restaurants and shops. We hope to be back again!
Extraordinary family vacation! And
Our family of 9, 3 generations aged 11-76 were very excited to go to Galapagos and Casa La Iguana, but it was beyond our expectations! Marianna and Alejandro were amazing, taking care of our every need, including delicious dinners. The house, the location, the access to other island tours....we just can’t say enough. If you are a family visiting the Galapagos, our family would strongly recommend you consider staying at Casa La Iguana. A magical family vacation! And let Alejandro book your tours. We booked 2 ourselves and he booked one. He knows the local people and can find excellent trips for you, private and tailor made for you. Truly a unique and memorable experience!!
Thank you Sara!
We are very happy you appreciated our services. Casa la Iguana is more than just a home rental. We try our best to make sure you have a good time in the Galapagos Islands.
Casa La Iguana Staff
Charming, Delightful and Beyond Amazing!
Our family of fourteen well-seasoned travelers has decided that La Casa Iguana may have been our best travel decision ever!
The house is so well done...an architectural gem that is beautifully married to the landscape...as though it just sprang organically from the rocky cliff. Being respectful of Ecuadorian culture gives the house a strong sense of place: very appreciated by visitors who travel to experience the heritage of a locale.
My eighty-four year old mother spent most of her time at the casa due to her travel limitations, but she enjoyed almost as many wildlife encounters as the rest of us! Being perched over the bay, she sat on the patio and witnessed a constant parade of sharks, rays, sea lions, turtles and birds! The ocean was her personal entertainment aquarium!
But, the very best experience at La Casa Iguana is the warm and welcoming attention of Alejandro, Marianna and Esperanza. What an amazing staff! We felt so welcome and so cared for...they are warm-hearted, generous, good and honest people who anticipated problems and jumped in to correct them before we even knew they existed. They truly move beyond the role of house caretakers and enter the realm of trip enhancers...they are an invaluable resource. Thank goodness, they, also, enjoy a good laugh...as my family's grasp of the Spanish language is atrocious! We used phone apps, hand signals and charades to communicate...often keeping all of us in fits of giggles at our mishaps! Expect some!
Juan, too, was so generous with his advice and in helping us to make payments on day trips ahead of our arrival; a welcome assist since credit cards are universally not accepted.
I would like to take that last point to comment on a worry we had about being land-based on this trip vs prepaid and boat-based. A lot of people don't even realize that basing on land is an option...everything is so focused on boat travel in advertisements. We chose to base on land simply because a few in our family are prone to terrible seasickness. A stroke of good luck that turned out to be! I feel like our Galapagos experience was so much more "local" by staying at La Casa Iguana and interacting daily with the islanders and their way of life. It added an authenticity I don't think we would have experienced isolated and prepackaged on a boat. Plus, booking boat day trips allowed us to visit eight islands! We "saw it all", and our money stayed with the islanders.
When I return, it will only be to La Casa Iguana!
Thank you very much Hope! It was our pleasure to serve you. I’m happy you enjoyed a different way to experience Galápagos.
Juan & Casa La Iguana staff
Casa la Iguana was exquisite! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the villa, every bit of it!
From the moment our water taxi pulled up to the steps of the villa, we knew we were in for an unforgettable stay at Casa La Iguana! And we were only beginning to realize the charm of this unique setting. The ten of us spent the next three days relaxing amidst the amenities on site . . . the pool, spa, patios, and hammocks were amazing! Likewise, the entire house was so accommodating. The furnishings were beautiful, and the bedrooms/bathrooms so well decorated and spacious, giving each couple plenty of room as we settled in for our three days of heaven on earth! Although we spent lots of time exploring the remarkable Galapagos Islands, we always looked forward to returning to the villa!
The beauty of this home, situated in a breathtakingly stunning spot, was enhanced by the warmth of Juan, Marianna, Esperanza, and Alejandro. We were so spoiled by their hospitality and gracious care! Whether it was tending to our laundry or preparing our meals, the group treated us like family. Huge compliments to Juan for his excellent correspondence with us as we prepared for the the trip, as well as his attentive guidance while we were there. The ten of us couldn't have asked for a more enjoyable visit . . . we hit the jackpot by staying at Casa La Iguana!
Thank you very much for staying with us! You all were honorable guests and we hope to see you again some day. Thank you for you kind words Kim!
Casa La Iguana staff & Juan
An experience we will never forget
I can not begin to describe how wonderful the experience of Casa La Iguana was. From the moment we arrived we were awestruck at the beauty of the house and its surroundings. The first thing we did was jump off the steps into the beautiful blue crystal clear water. Alejandro and Mariana were wonderful. They met our needs before we knew we had any. By weeks end we felt we had new friends. Alejandro was instrumental in getting us the excursions we were interested in and so much more. Mariana is a fabulous cook/chef. Everything she made was so tasty. Thank you so much for allowing us to enjoy your beautiful home.
Thank you very much for your awesome review dear Dawn. It was our pleasure to help you have a memorable vacation.
Hope you can return some day.
Best regards ,
Casa La Iguana Staff
Exquisite family home and gracious hospitality.
Our group of 13 loved our stay at this beautiful family home. The villa is spacious and exquisitely decorated with large rooms and spaces indoors and out. Juan welcomed us to his families' lovely home and played a key role in planning our amazing 8 night stay. Juan and the staff, Alejandro. Mariana and Aurora cared for us in every way possible from arranging transfers and tours, to hiring a naturalist, suggesting yachts to hire for private tours, shopping daily for the freshest of foods, and doing laundry. We were spoiled with delicious meals every day, enjoying the beautiful waterfront, walking in the nature preserve, getting to know Ramona and other birds who visit daily, panga rides to and from town, day tours to other islands and the Highlands. We are thankful to the Altgelt family for opening their lovely home and to Juan and the staff for their service, hospitality and friendship. I highly recommend a stay at Casa La Iguana. You won't want to leave.