Chez Manany Galapagos Ecolodge

Ecuador

Chez Manany Galapagos Ecolodge

Ecuador

‘Chez Manany Galapagos Ecolodge is a haven for wildlife. With surrounding protected mangroves, guests can enjoy snorkelling, witnessing the magnificent marine life. Or rent a bike to explore all the island has to offer.’

Overview

  • Highlights

        • Free bikes for guests to enjoy
        • Plenty of wildlife spotting opportunities
        • Organic garden: fruit, medicinal plants
        • Renewable solar energy
        • Located in the Galapagos National Park
        • Electric vehicle charging station
        • Guided trekking available to guests
        • An award granted by the National Park
        • Snorkelling and swimming activities
        • Sea lions, penguins & rays
        • Check-in: 2:00pm
        • Find out more with ‘Behind the Green’>

      Minimum stay: 2 nights
      Equivalent price per night: From $160 USD

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  • Local Knowledge

    Chez Manany Galapagos Ecolodge is located within the Galapagos islands as its name suggests, which is known for its incredible wildlife viewing opportunities with a variety of species including giant tortoises, marine iguanas, sea lions, penguins. Activities include trekking, kayaking, cycling, snorkelling & sea excursions. Places of interest nearby:

    • Wall of Tears (Muro de las Lágrimas) – historic wall built by prisoners, 30 min drive (7.2km)
    • Concha de Perla – good place for snorkelling, 5 min walk (400m)
    • Centro de Crianza Arnaldo Tupiza Chamaidan, 10 min drive (2.7km)
    • La Playita (public beach), 15 min drive (3.7km)
    • Playa del Amor – nature reserve, 17 min drive (4km)
    • Cueva de Sucre, 30 min drive (17.5km)
    • Las Tintoreras – a small group of islands off of Isabela Island coast
    • Volcán Sierra Negra – active volcano with giant tortoises, 45 min drive (26km)
  • Location

    Chez Manany Galapagos Ecolodge is located on Isabela Island, the biggest island within the Galapagos Islands (archipelago), in Ecuador. Nearby Islands within the Galapagos archipelago include Isla Santa Cruz, Isla Santiago, Isla Fernandina, Isla Floreana, Isla de San Cristobal.

    • Distance from airport: Aeropuerto de General Villamil (Puerto Villamil), 10 min drive (3km)
    • Key attraction: Charles Darwin Research Station (on Isla Santa Cruz)
    • Nearby restaurant: BM Lobster Endemic, 10-15 min walk (900m)

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  • Energy
    Both buildings use solar energy for the interior and exterior, all light bulbs are LED and the exterior lighting have sensors to reduce energy consumption. Solar energy is also used for the...
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    heating of water for showers. All electric equipment such as kitchen, fridges and washing machines are all energy efficient, and they are the first owners of an electric car in the island.

  • Water
    The ecolodge has its own water treatment plant, so are self-efficient, this system reuses grey water and black water. The water from these tanks goes through an inverted filtration process..
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    this water is then used for irrigation of their ornamental garden. Chez Manany Galapagos Ecolodge are the only establishment in all the islands to treat their tap water through a purifying system, a filtration process and then through an Ozone system, making the tap water bacteria and germ free.

  • Waste
    To help reduce unnecessary waste at the ecolodge, all waste is carefully separated; from organic, recyclables, plastic, glass, cans, Tetra Pak (food packaging) and general waste. Also, the organic waste is used...
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    for their organic garden. Guests are also offered reusable shopping bags during their stay to reduce the use of plastic bags. Fresh water is provided in gallons so that guests can refill their own water bottles.

  • Conservation
    The ecolodge is committed to conservation and actively supports the National Parks conservation projects. The lodge donates towards the 'volunteer clean up', which is organised by the national park, as well providing lunch and...
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    snacks for all volunteers. The lodges team also volunteers as part of this effort.

  • Food
    The ecolodge has their own organic garden; with medicinal plants such as lemon grass, valerian, spearmint, basil, and aloe vera, vegetables such as sweet potato, tomatoes, and green peppers, and...
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    fruits such as watermelon, pineapple and papaya. Instead of using harmful pesticides the lodge uses homemade products, with organic ingredients to protect the food grown at the lodge.

  • Engage Guests
    Prior to arrival all guests receive information about the ecolodge and the green practices, which raises awareness of the importance of conservation on the island...
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    as well as important rules from the Galapagos National Park. Guests are encouraged to travel clean, with free bikes available for a limited time, for general use or even grocery shopping. The limited time policy was created to encourage tourists to also rent bikes from local businesses that need support.

  • Architecture
    Chez Manany Galapagos Ecolodge was designed by the owners (Wilson and Manany), 90% of the workers were locals from the island hired for constructing the ecolodge. Both buildings were constructed sustainably...
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    with the environment in mind. Sustainable wood was used, with certified wood from the continent. The design, and materials used were all chosen to harmonise with the surrounding environment. The buildings are designed to maintain warmth in cold months and stay cool on sunny days; the roof (with long wings) was created to provide shade and protection from the heat. A cross ventilation system was created analysing the direction of the predominant winds of the island.

  • Housekeeping
    This ecolodge is completely chemical free, there is a strict policy in place on chemical use. Biodegradable substances are used for cleaning and for laundry, vinegar is used instead of chlorine...
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    and as a softener, lemon, salt and baking soda is used to remove stains and bad odours. Guests are encourage to re-use towels and bed linen.

  • Kiwano Bonus
    One of the owners, Manany, actively promotes sustainable tourism on the island and she is one of the directors of a new initiative for hoteliers and tourism in Isabela; workshops, training, and
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    consulting from experts are all part of the responsibilities/activities from this association. The ecolodge have an environmental management plan for their buildings, these plans are available to use for all establishments on the island, and they have been presented to and by the local Environmental Ministry. The ecolodge have also received the best practice award in eco-friendly accommodation on the island, which was granted by the Galapagos National Park.

Reviews

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    "Very Nice, Clean place to stay"

    Stayed here for 4 nights in the two bedroom apartment on the second floor. It is immaculately clean, well accommodated and quite stylish.

    Mattropolis, TripAdvisor

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    "A Week in Paradise"

    Being so close to Concha de Perla and the pier was a gift. The wildlife we got to see without crowds around was awesome! The apartment was perfect for our family of 4.

    Debby, TripAdvisor

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    "Beautiful lodging, highly recommend"

    We stayed for 5 nights, and the condo was so beautiful and clean. Architecture was intricate, probably the most impressive building on the island. Our host, Manany was kind and helpful. Water was warm. 5 minute walk to the beach.

    Rachel, TripAdvisor

  • Kiwano Hotels
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    "Great place to stay!"

    Beautiful, very comfortable and clean. We'd recommend it for a stay in Isabella. Very closed to Concha de Perla, a wonderful place to do snorkelling. Manany and Wil were very kind and helped us in order to select different excursions.

    Explore65824715142, TripAdvisor

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