Great place to stay on Isabela Island!
Posted Apr 14, 2015
My husband, 17 and 15 year old sons and I stayed at La Gran Tortuga for 4 nights last week. We were touring Isabela island. We were so impressed with the owner, Juana Valladares! Before our trip, she set up several tours for us and even answered our questions about what shoes to bring via e-mail! She was incredibly friendly and helpful for our entire stay, treating us to fresh watermelon grown on her organic farm one afternoon, going out of her way to buy us a special breakfast of "balones," a local dish made of plaintains, and even letting us use our room to shower and change after check out. The 4 of us were very comfortable in the one large room; the beds were comfortable and the room was very clean. The breakfasts were generous and delicious - lots of fresh fruit, homemade yogurt, omelettes, etc. It helped that we spoke Spanish so could easily communicate with her.