Isamar Hotel is a small and very friendly property right on a snow-white beach on Isabela Island in the Galápagos.
Just a five-minute walk from the centre of Puerto Villamil and its low-key - but welcoming - cafés, bars and shops, this good quality property also has a superb position right on the town's beautiful white sand beach. The hotel's ten rooms are housed in five single storey blocks with an almost a cottagey feel and the staff are friendly and eager to please.
At the front of the property is a pleasant decking area with tables, chairs and loungers giving guests the opportunity to enjoy relaxing in the sea breeze. Isabela's Tortoise Breeding Centre and flamingo lagoon are within relatively easy walking distance, as is 'Iguana crossing' - a specific spot where these fascinating and unique reptiles make their way between the warm brackish lagoon waters and the cooler nutrient-rich ocean. Activities such as snorkelling and kayaking can be organised from the hotel.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
The wildlife on the islands (obviously the major reason for the trip) was spectacular and wonderful to experience. I’m please to have made the trip and would certainly recommend the Galápagos to anyone with similar interests and sufficient money.PM, Chesterfield
The Galapagos Islands are spectacular and we are so glad we had the time to visit. After a busy four days onboard La Pinta it was good to have a days break at Finch Bay. It was certainly a well needed rest for us both.EK, Saltash
We loved snorkelling with marine iguanas, turtles, and the lovely playful sealions.FM, Manchester
Being able to visit the Galápagos with a reputable company was a highlight - the boat was fantastic and everything about the holiday was first rate.KF, Norfolk
The close proximity of the wildlife in the Galapagos is amazing.DW, Stevenage
A truly wonderful and privileged experience!RD, Ashford
No-one should consider a Galápagos cruise of less then 8 days. We both had a holiday of a lifetime.LF
The trip around the Galápagos was spectacular and I have never experienced anything like it before.LB, Enfield
The Galápagos offer amazing access to stunning wild-life and a great week living on a boat.PJ, London
A holiday in Ecuador/the Galapagos is a once in a life time experience. A four day cruise whilst being an excellent 'overview' is just not long enough. Encourage all your customers to take the longest possible cruise.DW, Lingfield
Isolation on the Islands a feeling of being in the Galapagos by invitation of the inhabitants - the wildlife. A truly wonderful and privileged experience.SD, Rochester
I had wanted to travel to the Galápagos for many years. My husband did not want to go, so I arranged the trip by myself and had a memorable time, whilst feeling very well looked after by JLA.JG
The Galápagos Islands were something else- quite outstanding for the wonderful wildlife and abundant sea life while snorkelling.CP
The range of wildlife to be seen in the Galapagos stood out but there were so many highlights.TH, Colchester
Visiting the Galápagos islands and coming so close to so many special species of animals and birds was a memorable experience.JB, Chiswick
Highlights?: Snorkelling with green turtles sea lions and penguinsPW, Twickenham
The Galápagos cruise was just so good. I don't think I can remember enjoying a recent trip so much.NJ, London
One of us had not snorkelled for a very long time and was hesitant in deep water. Martin the Naturalist on MV Eclipse helped her overcome her fears and enabled her to accompany him resulting in amazing underwater views that she would not have had. The whole trip was memorable for both of us... We just loved the Galapagos.AL
Highlight of your trip?: Snorkeling in the Galapagos
The Galápagos Islands are a wonderland. If I say that of all places I have visited in the world only the Grand Canyon is their equal in impact and living up to expectation you will have an idea of how they affected both of us.DW Lingfield
Galapagos Islands wildlife, guide and boat. To be so close to birds and animals is a privilege and to see such pristine beaches and scenery is lovely.SJ, Winchelsea
The Galápagos Islands were fantastic and beyond our wildest expectations.AC
The Galápagos Islands were out of this world.DJ, Chesterfield
The Galápagos trip was very sympathetic to the environment and local habitat.AD, Dublin
The Galápagos - just breathtaking - walking in woodland with wild giant tortoise grazing in clearings, watching wild land iguanas amble through long grasses, peering at eye level into the nests of red footed boobies, watching penguins and sea lions hunting fish whilst snorkelling, and as a finale, watching huge sharks circling in the boat lights during our final evening meal.JW, Newcastle
Galapagos was incredible. We loved it. The guides were all excellent and we especially enjoyed having guides with a naturalist qualification.LE, Poole
The cabin upgrade was definitely worth the extra money, much more space and good sized windows!LF, Alderley Edge
This was our holiday of a lifetime fulfilling a long held desire to visit the Galápagos Islands, and it lived up to all our expectations.SH, Aylesbury
Highlight?: Probably a sea lion playing underneath me and showing off whilst I was snorkelling. Beautiful.DD, Uxbridge
The highlight was always going to be the Galápagos and it lived up to our expectations. It is a unique place and unlike our last visit we came away with hundreds of photographs to remind us of the trip.NW, Wells
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