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Floreana Lava Lodge

Floreana Lava LodgeFloreana´s fascinating story and the desire of the local people to offer a more relaxed , more enjoyable and environmentally sensitive kind of tourism, is why Tropic has chosen to launch its new Galapagos adventure here. Together with the local community and the owners of ‘Floreana Lava Lodge’, and under the supervision of the Galapagos Authority, Tropic has created a new program designed for visitors who are looking for something out of the ordinary, who will understand the value of slow tourism.Located in Puerto Velasco Ibarra (named after a five times president of Ecuador) Lava Lodge is owned by members of the Cruz family, one of the Floreana´s oldest. The hotel is a comfortable lodge with top class service and the best of friendly local hospitality, built on black lava sands at the ocean´s edge: one of the best sites on the island. Situated only 5 minutes walk from the centre of the village, Lava Lodge is also only a few steps from the ‘lobería’ where visitors can watch the islands famous sea lions in their natural surroundings. ServicesThe 10 independent cabins are each equipped with 2 twin beds (bunk beds for up to 3 people are also available). Each ocean front cabin has its own bathroom, front porch, a reading and shady area to provide privacy and enjoyment of the outdoors.The lodge also has a common area where guests can relax together and savor a welcome drink while enjoying the striking Galapagos sunsets.
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a wonderful little rustic cottage complex on the sea. The Cruz family is one of the the families who settled early on the island. Luna Lodge has a restaurant area where you can make arrangements for breakfast, lunch and dinner - very Ecuadoran...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank ChixRule
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Simple cabins just off the beach, basic but comfortable. A great location for snorkeling, walking into town or out to see the sea lions, visiting Claudio's farm inland, or learning about the interesting history of the island. Isla Floreana does have mosquitoes so come prepared,...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Graeme C
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Lava Lodge is a quiet and beautiful place to see the real Galapagos away from the commercialism of Santa Cruz. I hope that Floreana will resist development and remain as it now is. We also enjoyed several meals at your sister's restaurant. She is a...More

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Date of stay: October 2018
Thank EdTFeeley
Reviewed 12 August 2018

This was my favorite stop of all of the three islands we stayed with our tour of the islands. We were actually there in March of 2017 but Tripadvisor does not provide that choice in their drop down menu.... guess I needed to be quicker...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank sorrisa
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Given you’re on an island in the middle of nowhere, the accommodation is pretty decent. The lodges are right on the beach, so you can fall asleep listening to the waves crashing. Breakfast is basic, but does the job. There are lots of mosquitoes, so...More

Date of stay: September 2017
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12 October 2017|
Response from Huaorani | Property representative |
Hi, we would recommend you to find our website Floreana Lava Lodge and drop us a line. Many thanks.
Lisa S
16 April 2017|
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Response from Huaorani | Property representative |
Dear Lisa, we strongly recommend you to come with an organized trip as day trip boats arent guaranteed to Floreana.
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"Bring insect repellant!!"
5 days ago
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"All the rooms are lined up facing the sea."
9 Nov 2017
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"All the cabins face the ocean."
1 Jun 2017
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"amazing location"
13 Apr 2017
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US$151 - US$186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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