At Torre Mar Galapagos (Ocean Tower in English) you will find our accommodations offer all the comforts of home. If you are looking for a home rental for your holiday in Galapagos Islands Torre Mar offers unique Galapagos luxury apartment vacation rentals. Our apartments offer more space and amenities then a hotel room. The social terrace as a wonderful ocean view and is nicely fitted with comfortable furnishings and a BBQ grill.
This two bedroom/one bath apartment is a perfect island get away. The apartment has a roomy living/kitchen/dining room that make it a perfect choice for vacationers that what to be able to relax in their own space and feel right at home when they are traveling. In addition to the great room, there are two bedrooms. The master is fitted with a King bed and the second bedroom has two double beds. Each area has its own climate controlled A/C. You can step out onto the private balcony and enjoy the ocean breeze.
We are conveniently located in the port town of Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos. Guests can experience breath taking ocean and island views from the social terrace. There are several restaurants and cafes within easy walking distance. Torre Mar is the perfect Galapagos location.
The quaint town of Puerto Ayora is the perfect choice for land based exploration of the Galapagos or as an extension after a cruise. Santa Cruz Island offers many visitor opportunities and it is also a central point for day excursions to other islands. As an independent traveler you can choose to have an active vacation or relax and enjoy this unique paradise. Located on Academy Bay and surrounded by the Galapagos National Park many of the “must sees” in Galapagos are near by.
Torre Mar is perfect for a romantic get away, family adventure or trip with friends to the unique Galapagos Islands. When you book with Torre Mar you will receive a pre-trip Galapagos information packet that will assist you with planning your trip.
Ocean View Terrace fitted with gas grill, wifi and sitting and dining facilities.
Interaction with Guests
We live in the building, very often.
Walking. By taxi $1 dollar per stop.
Other Things to Note
Approved by Ministerio de Turismo
No smoking apartment, no illegal drugs, be respectful of others.
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Very clean and comfortable apartment, even if it isn't the most modern decor. The full kitchen had a fridge, gas stove/oven, microwave, plates/mugs, utensils, a toaster - even a coffee maker. There is a TV and free Wi-fi too.
Good location - we were right in the town of Puerto Ayora, off the main avenue. We walked everywhere and we never had to take a taxi to get anywhere around town. FYI taxis cost only $1!
There is a good laundromat right across the street that only charged $1/lb. to wash and fold your clothes. There is a hair salon right next door, and bakeries/small convenience stores right up the street.
The building is very secure, it has an intercom system at the front door (not that I felt it was necessary), and a digital lock on the apartment door. There is a safe in the master bedroom.
We stayed on the third floor, but got to enjoy access to the rooftop where you could lounge and enjoy the weather.
The balcony of our apartment had views of the roofs surrounding homes - you could see the ocean from a distance. This is not a waterfront property, but you could see the water better from the rooftop if you wanted to.
John and Donna made the stay very pleasant - they were very helpful with all of our questions, and arranged rides to and from the airport for us with reliable taxis. They also helped with information about excursions before and during our stay. They directed us to the better restaurants. They even arranged transportation for us when we were on our way to mainland Ecuador to get from Guayaquil to Cuenca (we were having trouble with this since our group had 5 people, and taxis aren't allowed to have more than 4 passengers). They are excellent hosts!
Overall, would definitely stay here again and recommend it to others.
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I am originally from Indiana, after college I have moved to Key West. Life has taken me from one island to another island 600 miles off Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands . This is where John and I have decided to raise our child in his father's home town. John is third generation "galapagueño' works as a naturalist/dive guide and is an accomplished nature photographer.