Tropic Ecuador has taken their commitment to the Galapagos Islands to the next level by assuming the representation of the Isabela Lodge on Isabela Island. The hotel will be reborn as the IsaMar Hotel and joins Magic Galapagos on Santa Cruz and Floreana Lava Lodge as part of the Tropic family of unique, boutique accommodations, all committed to sustainable tourism, authentic experiences and excellent guides.
IsaMar is idyllically located on Isabela’s beautiful white sand beachfront. Its setting gives guests sweeping Pacific views, swaying palm trees and white sand beaches. The beautiful Galapagos retreat is walking distance to the tortoise breeding center, flamingo lagoon, water activities and to the sandy streets of town where guests will find bakeries, restaurants and bars.
IsaMar’s rooms and family suites are the perfect base for exploring Isabela’s wonders. Hearty meals are available to fuel visitors for hikes and water activities, and outdoor social areas are ideal for taking a siesta, reading a book or stargazing late into the evenings.
In 2007, Tropic saw an opportunity pioneer tourism on Isabela Island, the largest in the Galapagos. They broke through the limits of the traditional cruising itinerary to show Isabela’s incredible flora, fauna, landscapes and laid-back atmosphere to their travelers, and to benefit the local fishing community through tourism and its Galapagos Walking Tours.
Today, travelers visiting Isabela with Tropic will benefit from their intimate, long-term knowledge of the island. Guests can hike to the rim of the second largest volcanic crater in the world. Small islands offshore give a glimpse of a miniature Galapagos – white-tipped reef sharks, sea lions, turtles, rays and penguins can all be found in a concentrated area. All of the Galapagos water activities are on offer as well, including snorkeling, kayaking, surfing and more.
IsaMar is featured in Tropic’s 5 day/4 night Galapagos by land guaranteed set departures visiting Santa Cruz, South Plazas and Isabela, as well as their 7 day/6 night private journey which explores Santa Cruz, Bartolome, Floreana and Isabela. The property can also be booked on customized trips to the archipelago with Tropic’s ground handling arm with offices in Quito and Puerto Ayora.
A visit to Isabela with Tropic is more than the typical Galapagos vacation; it takes into account the environmental and social aspects of a visit to the Islands and contributes to the local economy, sustaining its residents and culture.