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.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
The wildlife in the Galápagos was so totally unbothered by our presence.SB, Leyland
Highlight?: Probably a sea lion playing underneath me and showing off whilst I was snorkelling. Beautiful.DD, Uxbridge
The Galápagos trip was very sympathetic to the environment and local habitat.AD, Dublin
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
A truly unique place on earth.KS, Southampton
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
The cabin upgrade was definitely worth the extra money, much more space and good sized windows!LF, Alderley Edge
Most Memorable Moment: Swimming with sea lions, following hundreds of dolphins on the boat, diving with penguinsKH, London
How close we could get to the wildlife in the Galápagos.DG, Neston
Our time on the Galápagos Islands was unique to us, the wildlife was fabulous, we enjoyed every minute of it.BT, Ware
The Galápagos Islands were fantastic and beyond our wildest expectations.AC
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
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
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
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
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 - 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
The Galápagos Islands were out of this world.DJ, Chesterfield
Snorkelling with penguins, turtles, sea lions and marine iguanas. Unbeatable.DJ, Saltash
A holiday in the Ecuador and the Galápagos is a once in a lifetime 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.LF
No-one should consider a Galápagos cruise of less then 8 days. We both had a holiday of a lifetime.LF
The Galápagos cruise was just so good. I don't think I can remember enjoying a recent trip so much.NJ, London
The range of wildlife to be seen in the Galapagos stood out but there were so many highlights.TH, Colchester
We loved snorkelling with marine iguanas, turtles, and the lovely playful sealions.FM, Manchester
The Galápagos Islands were out of this world.DJ, Chesterfield
Everything came up to expectations but the highlight was the Galápagos IslandsSC, London, SW11
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
Without a doubt, the Galapagos Islands were amazing. We feel very privileged.SM, South Croydon
"The Galápagos Islands and the amazing Machu Picchu ruins. A real once in a lifetime experience."MCP Richmond
So many (highlights) it's hard to single some out. The Galapagos are a joy from start to finish.JC, Littlehampton
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