Red Mangrove Eco Luxury Hotel , Galapagos

The Red Mangrove Eco Luxury Hotel is situated on the waterfront of Academy Bay surrounded by Galapagos wildlife and mangroves on Santa Cruz Island.

On the oceanfront deck there are daily displays of wildlife. You can also enjoy the show from the hotel’s private deck and restaurant area with incredible panoramic scenes of the Galapagos Islands.

In addition to Red Mangrove’s extraordinary characteristics, the hotel hosts multiple Galapagos natives who often frequent the hotel and deck area. Friendly sea lions, marine iguanas, pelicans, and other well-known Galapagos animals love to relax in the company of guests. Facilities include restaurant, bar and lounge.

Red Mangrove Hotel Sea Lion Resting Area

Watch the Galapagos sun rise and fall on the recently Renovated Deck and Restaurant of Almar. Guests are now able to enjoy new tables, chairs, loungers and an inviting outdoor lounge concept. Beyond this area is reserved for an “official sea lion resting area” as a result of the constant presence of sea lions looking for a place to relax with their marine iguana friends.


Guests can choose between 17 different rooms with ocean view or views of the mangrove ecosystem. There are 5 Suites, 6 Superiors, and 12 Superior accommodations in total.

Red Mangrove Eco Luxury Hotel


Red Mangrove Standard options are great for the solo traveler or those looking for a bit more privacy. On the other hand, for those interested in the beautiful mangroves, these rooms are perfect in order to get a closer look at the unique ecosystem.

Red Mangrove Eco Luxury Hotel


Superior accommodations are great for families looking to stay with their children. Views of Academy Bay can be seen and enjoyed together. These rooms are able to accommodate up to three people with an option for a sofa bed if needed.

Red Mangrove Eco Luxury Hotel


Red Mangrove’s suite are the definition of a luxury accommodation. With ocean views to envy and a private balcony to enjoy them on, you won’t need anything else but the comfort of the bedding and luxury linens it is made up of.

Island Hopping Programs

For the ultimate Galapagos experience, Red Mangrove provides excellent island hopping programs. There are four different tours you can choose from with options of either six or eight day tours. Day-by-day itineraries can be provided upon request.

6-Day Island-Hopping Santa Cruz & Isabela 

6-Day Island-Hopping San Cristobal & Santa Cruz

8-Day Island-Hopping San Cristobal, Santa Cruz & Isabela

Combined Programs

Shorter programs with all nights at Red Mangrove Hotel and daily excursions on Santa Cruz and to outlying islands.

5-Day Combined Program 

4-Day Combined Program

Daily Tours

These day tours will consist of possible hikes around the island, wildlife viewing, and excellent opportunities for photography. At each visitor site activities are organized by park authorities. You may be able to snorkel, swim, or even have spare time for yourself to relax and explore.

Bartolome Island: Discover amazing landscapes, and fascinating geological formations, here you will have great opportunity for snorkeling.

North Seymour Island / Bachas Beach: The main fauna and species of this island are Land Iguanas, the Magnificent Frigate birds with their incredible scarlet regular pouch, blue-footed boobies and their particular courtship dance and sea lions surfing across the waves. Each of these visitor sites behold incredible views and wildlife to watch.

Plazas / Carrion Point: Small island but outstanding concentration of wildlife, dramatic cliffs, spectacular natural red carpet of algae and great contrasts to be seen.

Santa Fe: This island has a lot of diversity. The lagoons of the Santa Fe Island provide an excellent place for snorkeling alongside colorful fishes, sea lions, giant tuna and even small sharks that are often sited in these environments.

Bay Tour and Tortuga Bay: The bay tour is also known in Spanish as “Tour de Bahía”. It is a must do in the Galápagos. This tour combines snorkeling, hiking, and opportunities to learn more about the islands. During the tour visit fascinating spots like the “Lobería” and “Las Grietas”.



Red Mangrove Eco Luxury Hotel

Be on your own schedule. Activities or day tours can be private or shared. Join a scheduled, multi-day group tour. All-inclusive travel by cruise ship.

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Travel Tips
Snacks such as nuts, granola, or jerky go a long way, whether for the airplane journey or to share with guides or new friends.
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