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Casa Blanca

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Casa Blanca is a cheerful, Moroccan-style family-run guest house  in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, San Cristóbal Island. 

Casa Blanca lives up to its name: a gleaming white, Moorish-style guest house overlooking the harbour in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, the ‘capital’ of the Galapagos Islands on San Cristobal.  The hotel started life as a bed and breakfast, with just a couple of guest rooms but now it has expanded into an agreeable small hotel, still managed by the same family.

The white-washed guest rooms are small and simply furnished,   but there are some nice little quirky artisan touches in primary colours with local paintings and towel art. There’s an independently-run café-restaurant on the property, which plays Ecuadorian and Caribbean music – sometimes quite loudly..

The location is handy for town and accessing the pretty boardwalks close to the waterfront, where iguanas and sea-lions are wont to doze. 

Bartolome, Galápagos

What our clients say

  • The sealions were brilliant fun and the pups so cute, and so close. All the wildlife was great and seeing it all up close as nothing is afraid of humans, was amazing.

    KH, Weybridge
  • The Galápagos were above expectation – the best thing we have done.

    DL, Dulwich
  • 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 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
  • Without a doubt, the Galapagos Islands were amazing. We feel very privileged.

    SM, South Croydon
  • Highlight?: Probably a sea lion playing underneath me and showing off whilst I was snorkelling.  Beautiful.  

    DD, Uxbridge
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Our expert's view

Hannah Waterhouse
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert

Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

This cheerful, family owned property overlooks the sea in the tiny town of Puerto Baquerizo on San Cristobal. Rooms are cooled by the sea breeze and there is a great little café downstairs for snacks. Get there for sunset and enjoy a cold Ecuadorian pilsner as the sun goes down.

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