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|Isabela is the largest island on the archipelago with some 4,590 sq. Km. Lined with a chain of active volcanos with the highest peak (Wolf volcano), at 1,700 m. Isabela is not totally developed for tourism, only the western side of the island, which is reached after a 220 Km journey from Santa Cruz.|
Not many tourists visit this Island, though it has the largest
colony of Galapagos tortoises and the Beach is beautifully set with coconut palms and a good selection of small seafood restaurants offering the big red lobster throughout the whole year. See also Visitor sites. In Isabela there are no Banks. So, bring enough cash. There is only one Pacifictel office near the main Plaza and accommodation is available only at the port (Puerto Villamil).
|Santo Tomás.- Is a small village located some 20 Km from Puerto Villamil, where you can rent horses for around US$ 10 per day (always depending on the destination). Reservations: Tel.
529217 - Tel. 529102.|
ExcursionsCentro de Crianza (a breeding center of giant tortoises), is some 35 minutes' walk from Puerto Villamil.
Muro de las Lágrimas (a historical place), by horse, is about 2 hours each way.
Las Grietas, an interesting site where you'll be able to see the white-tipped sharks. Local fishermen will arrange a trip for around US$10 per boat. (Always bargain) Activities
Snorkeling, can be practiced east of the port.
Surf, there are beautiful beaches to practice this sport west of Puerto
|Important Notice: If you wish to book in advance other hotels, lodges and/or hosterias in Isabela Island that are not listed below. By filling in our online Hotel reservation form, a BOE specialized agent will be able to search for the best and most affordable rates. Please notice that before using our hotel reservation services, you must read and agree our Hotel Reservation
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Ballena Azul.- Hostel and restaurant featuring large, comfortable rooms with private bathroom, ceiling fans and hot water facilities (through solar panels). Book now!
Tero Real.- A budget hostel featuring comfortable rooms with private bathroom and hot water facilities. Breakfast and dinner are included with the hotel rate. Address: Calle Tero Real y Luis Escalecias. Book
Casa de Marita.- Set meals. Located at the hotel of the same name.El Encanto de la Pepa.- Seafood. Located east of the plaza.
Ballena Azul.- Varied menu. Located at the hotel Ballena Azul.La Ruta.- Set meals. On the plaza.
Campo Duro.- Parrilladas. Located in the highlands at Merceditas.Costa
Azul.- Varied menu. Located across from the Capitanía.
La Iguana.- Pizza. Located in the Parque Iguana, on the beach
Round trips every day twice to the highlands departing every morning at 07:00 and at 12:00. Buses leave from the market to the villages of Marianitas, Sto. Tomás, La Cura and La Esperanza.In la Cura you can hire a truck for excursions around the village or rent horses. It is a 20 minute hike from La Cura to the Sierra
| Tour agencies|
|Isabela Tours.- Organized trips around Isabela. Located on the plaza. Reservations: Tel. 529207. Fax: 529201.|
Ballena Azul.- Volcano tours.
| Book a Tour|
|The Best of Ecuador.com (BOE) has lately teamed up with the most recognized Travel Agencies and Tour operators of the country. By
filling in our online Travel Agencies and Tour operators network reservation form, visitors may ask for a quote and book in advance as well for professional guided tours to Isabela Island and surroundings.|
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