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  • Could not have been more perfect!

    "Visiting the Galapagos is amazing and staying at "Casa Furio" was the icing on the cake! The home is perfect anf Furio is a wonderful host. He truly is a "diamond in the rough". Allow him to schedule any day trips you are interested in and if you are truly lucky have him cook some evening meals with you. He is a fantastic chef! If you stay here you, you will leave with an unforgettable Galapagos experience and a delightful new friend in Furio."
    Guest: Deb Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 17, 2015
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  • Exceptional hosts !!!!

    "You are still debating where to stay ?? Stop your research , here is where you want to spend an unforgettable time in Ecuador. Beautiful view of the ocean, very clean place, fresh fruits for breakfast every morning with fresh pastries and eggs on top of it if you wish. The remarkable aspect of this villa is the hosts !!! Marsha and Shell !!!! The best ever. They sure go beyong your expectations, soooo generous of their time . Using their van they take their guests to this restaurant on the beach, propose day trip, and more and more. They also gave us the opportunity to meet people by inviting them over which turned out to be very pleasant and every one did have a good time. Thanks for those beautiful souvenirs we brought back with us. Without you it would not have been the same. No wonder why you are NO 1 in Ecuador !!! You deserve way more than a 5 stars. We definitly highly recommand this place, do not hesitate."
    Guest: Constant D. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 11, 2015
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  • Edificio Carnel

    "Our family enjoyed staying in Quito. We stayed for about 4 weeks and the apartment was exactly as shown in the website with a remarkable view of the nearby mountains. All of the rooms were well appointed and Clemencia and her manager were great hosts and we didn't want for anything. The apartment is set up with everything you might need including cable TV to two of the bedrooms and a stereo system complete with CD's in the lounge/dining area. On arrival we were even given a bottle of wine and a mobile phone to use for local calls and emergencies & we though that was very thoughtful. We found the location very central and easy to access any part of the city. It was a secure building with a guard posted on the ground floor at all times. The building itself is a little dated but functional. The lack of water pressure to the showers was probably the biggest issue for us. but overall we had a very pleasant stay."
    Guest: Adrian M. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: February 17, 2015
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  • Very comfortable apartment!!!

    "The apartment was very comfortable, close to everything we enjoyed walking to Plaza Foch, Ronda restaurant, Carolina Park. Rocio and people in charge are the best of the best. Thank you so much!!"
    Guest: Ryan M. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 18, 2015
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Galapagos Islands Travel Tips

Getting to Galapagos Islands Vacation Rentals

To get to the Galapagos Islands, you need to fly via Quito on mainland Equador. There are North American carriers that operate flights several times a week, if not daily. There are a few flights that operate daily between Quito and the Galapagos Islands so you should be able to get a flight that connects with your incoming international flight. If not, you can stay overnight at an airport hotel in Quito and depart the following day to the Galapagos Islands. There are two airports in the Galapagos Islands; these are on the islands of San Cristobal and Baltra. Your flight will land at either one of these two airports, depending on your final destination. There is more than one airline operating domestic flights and you can hop between the islands with ease. Boat transfers can also be arranged to get you to your destination.

The Best Time of Year to Visit Galapagos Islands Oceanfront Houses

The Galapagos Islands have a year-round warm climate which means you can choose when to visit and still be confident that you’ll experience good weather. If you have particular interests such as diving or nature, there are certain times of year that are more ideal for your travel. Divers are recommended to visit in the cooler winter months which are from June to December. During this season, the southern trade winds fuel the cooler Humboldt Current which brings clear waters up to the islands. The coastal regions receive less rain and the sea conditions are generally calmer, providing more ideal diving conditions. During this time, you can also see humpback whales and a large variety of marine life that come to the islands for their breeding season. From December to May is considered the warm summer season. During this time, the warmer El Nino current dominates the shores, bringing frequent rain showers. The ocean temperatures are warmer, making it more ideal for swimming and snorkeling. The days can get very hot and humid.

Activities to Do at Galapagos Islands Holiday Lodging

The scuba diving in the Galapagos Islands is legendary. It is an area more suited to experienced divers for a number of reasons. The currents are frequently strong and the water temperatures can vary with depth and current. There are several boats that operate in the area and cruise from dive site to dive site. Some of the best dive sites are only accessible by charter. The Galapagos Islands are one of the few diving areas in the world where you can see large pelagic species close to shore. The shark diving is incredible and there are one or two spots known for their hammerhead sharks. You can also see the impressively large manta rays and swim among schools of angelfish.

Other adventures on the Galapagos Islands include kayaking, hiking, mountain biking and wildlife viewing. There are some operators that offer a delightful combination of all these activities in one tour. For hiking, you can wander along lava trails and view the island’s incredible birdlife. Boat tours offer scenic cruises on the coastline so you can see sea lions, iguanas and other marine creatures lazing on the shore.

Nature Lovers Will Enjoy Staying at Ecuador Vacation Rentals on the Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are a rare treasure chest of natural wonders. The unique wildlife, richly diverse landscapes and vegetation all make for a fascinating destination to visit. Nature lovers can explore the islands on foot or with the guidance of a professional tour guide. Be sure to take along your cameras and binoculars to capture the sightings of these incredible creatures.

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