To say that this place was great is simply an understatement. I traveled to Galapagos with my wife, my mom, and my two friends, and having the entire Casa Marina to ourselves was like having a home away from home while still being centrally located in a fun area of town. We each had our own bedrooms, and having rooftop access was great, especially at night over a couple beers. On top of that, he was more than accommodating with our tight schedule in Galapagos, and he even helped us plan out our activities. His recommendations on beaches, food, and sites were exactly how he described, so we were not surprised by anything. Lastly, Andrea, the house manager, was more than helpful in figuring out the little details of the trip, even though my conversational spanish was probably not the easiest to interpret. Overall, I highly recommend Casa Marina, and if I'm ever back in the area, I'm definitely staying at this place again!
¡Celso es un excelente anfitrión! Desde el primer contacto obtuvimos rápidas respuestas y la mejor disposición para resolver nuestras dudas. El staff que lo acompaña es de primera, con Andrea disponible 7x24 para enseñarnos las diferentes cosas que hacer en Galápagos,y la eficiencia y sonrisa de Gloria para ayudarnos en los quehaceres de la casa. La casa está situada en la mejor parte de Puerto Ayora, a pasos del muelle para tomar las embarcaciones a los diferentes paseos, los taxis en la puerta de la casa, restaurantes variados a la vuelta de la esquina, y todo lo que se necesita para tener unas maravillosas vacaciones dentro del radio de dos cuadras de la casa. Las instalaciones de la casa de primera. Limpia, moderna, grandes espacios de living, comedor, cocina y piezas, con todas las comodidades que uno se pueda imaginar (hasta botiquín de emergencias). Las dos terrazas son un sueño para disfrutar de día y de noche, hasta con una gran parrilla para hacer asados. !Te felicito Celso por las 5 estrellas y espero volver luego a ese paraiso!
Celso was very helpful from the time of booking. He spent over a hour before my arrival to share with me details of the island and even found us a great tour guide to explore the other islands. Even though he was not there during my trip, he made every attempt to be in contact with my group to ensure everything was taken care of and answer any of our needs. The home is very comfortable and large. There is an amazing terrace we didn't have the time to enjoy. The place is central to everything and extremely safe. The house manager Andrea was present and went out of her way to take care of us. I highly recommend Celso's place. I would stay there again
Casa Marina is Puerto Ayora's finest! My fiancé and I vacationed for two weeks in the Galápagos Islands. The islands are truly magical. Our stay at Casa Marina was very delightful. The staff is wonderful and the townhouse is very clean, comfortable, and spacious. You will feel right at home with their full kitchen, cheerful lounge areas, and pleasant air-conditioning. The sunset views of the harbor from the rooftop are spectacular. It is located on a quiet side street only steps away from the heart of Puerto Ayora. Casa Marina is only a short walk away from great restaurants, boutique shops, expedition travel stores, bike rental shops, and the main harbor pier. Casa Marina is centrally located which is great for all activities. It's a half hour walk away from the Darwin research center and a forty five minute walk away from breathtaking views at Tortuga Bay beach. It's also a forty five minute drive from the highlands. The Galápagos Islands was a trip of a lifetime and we were extremely pleased with our decision to stay at Casa Marina. Dealing with the host and setting up our stay was fast and easy. They were very helpful and readily available for any questions we had before and throughout our trip. We highly recommend choosing Casa Marina during your stay in the Galápagos. Thank you.
The Casa Maria was very comfortable, clean and well maintained. It’s centrally located to all the local attractions, such as the local small supermarket and souvenir stores all within walking distance. There are also a large number of restaurants close by, but if you choose to cook, the kitchen facilities at the Casa Maria included all basic cookware to cook and serve a large meal. There is fitness equipment and Wi-Fi. My room was spacious and included an en-suite bathroom with a shower, sink, hairdryer and towels. Daily housekeeping is provided. My room had two full sized beds and one single bed, and plenty of closet/dresser drawer space. There is a free washer and dryer available on the property, but you will need to provide your own soap. There is a barbeque grill and a sun bathing area located on the top floor terrace of the Casa Maria. The management of Casa Maria were very attentive and took great care of us.
Una de las mejores experiencias del mundo!. Nada mejor que despertar en el paraiso y ver el amanecer espectacular en la terraza, tomando cafe! Realmente me senti como en casa.
I recently stayed at Casa Marina for 3 months while doing volunteer work at the Darwin Station. While in the center of town just off the marina, it was totally quiet - a rare find during the heart of the busy tourist season. Incredibly spacious and open (most rentals are on the small, European size) with great views from the huge terrace, where I spent many of my leisure hours. The agent, Donna, is from the U.S. and was very helpful - knows the town very well and where to find things! Highly recommended!! Recommended for:Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, girls getaway.