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BBQ/picnic area
In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Free daily continental breakfast
Shower, rainfall showerhead, hair dryer, towels

Overview of Mainao


3.5 star property

8.8/10 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air conditioning
  • Business services
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
Matazarnos, Indefatigable, Puerto Ayora, Islas Galápagos, 200350

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationFishing Piers2 min walk
  • Popular LocationTortuga Bay Beach11 min walk
  • Popular LocationCharles Darwin Research Station13 min walk
  • AirportIsla Baltra (GPS-Seymour)66 min drive

Room options

About this area

Puerto Ayora

Located in Puerto Ayora, Mainao is near the beach. Galápagos National Park is a local attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Academy Bay and Las Grietas.

What's nearby

  • Fishing Piers - 2 min walk
  • Malecon - 8 min walk
  • Las Ninfas Lagoon - 9 min walk
  • Tortuga Bay Beach - 11 min walk
  • Charles Darwin Research Station - 13 min walk

Getting around

  • Isla Baltra (GPS-Seymour) - 62 min drive


  • Santa Cruz Brewery - 5 min walk
  • Il Giardino - 2 min walk
  • 1835 Coffee Lab - 4 min walk
  • Golden Prague Galapagos - 4 min walk
  • El Muelle De Darwin - 3 min walk

About this property


3.5-star hotel by the sea
Free continental breakfast, a garden, and dry cleaning/laundry services are just a few of the amenities provided at Mainao. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • Multilingual staff, barbecue grills, and a front-desk safe
  • A water dispenser, a 24-hour front desk, and a TV in the lobby
  • A computer station and tour/ticket assistance
Room features
All 22 rooms boast comforts such as air conditioning, as well as perks like free WiFi and safes.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Rainfall showers and shampoo
  • LCD TVs with premium channels
  • Daily housekeeping and electrical adapters/chargers


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily

Things to do

  • TV in common areas


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Guidebooks
  • Safe at front desk
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour and ticket assistance

Business services

  • Computer station


  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • No elevator
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • Communal living room
  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided


  • Hair dryer on request
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shampoo
  • Shower only
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • LCD TV with premium cable channels

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Air conditioning
  • Electrical adapters
  • Iron/ironing board on request
  • Safe

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Check-in from noon - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
1 child, up to the age of 4 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • All citizens of Ecuador will be charged the national value-added tax (12%) upon checkout. Non-residents on a tourist visa will not be required to pay this tax. The tax exemption does not apply for stays over 90 days.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

Mainao Hotel
Mainao Puerto Ayora
Mainao Hotel Puerto Ayora

Frequently asked questions

Is Mainao pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at Mainao?

As of Mar 31, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Mainao on Apr 2, 2023 start from $132.73, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Mainao?

Mainao doesn't offer parking.

What time is check-in at Mainao?

Check-in is from noon - midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Mainao?

Check-out is at 10:00 AM.

Where is Mainao located?

Situated by the sea, this hotel is steps from Galápagos National Park and Fishing Piers. Academy Bay and Las Grietas are also within 10 minutes.




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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The Honeymoon Suite (same price as other rooms) is absolutely beautiful - rounded ceiling, ample space, private balcony, and 180 windows. The bed was huge and comfortable. Staff was highly attentive and provided many recommendations throughout. Would highly recommend!
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent

Veronica, Medford

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Excellent Staff and Owners

6/10 Okay


Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff was horrible not friendly at all extremely expensive for a hotel that does not give 5 star experience. Rooms are outdated. Bathroom is ridiculously small. Tv reception was bad, wifi reception was bad. Breakfast , was the same breakfast everyday. For 200 a day you expect better.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent

Maria Ricci

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff is friendly and accommodating. We were served good breakfast and the street where the hotel is located is clean.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 4 nights in May 2022

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Mainao Stay
Great location with a unique look and feel. The rooms are just okay, but the service was incredibly friendly and the breakfast was nice. It’s a place you’ll never forget just because if it’s unique vibe.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great for family
good condition, only 4 mins walking distance to the pier (main street ) and the only fish market on the island, where you can buy lobster and brujo fish. 10 mins walking distance to the Charles Darwin Research Center.
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2019

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Matazarnos, Indefatigable, Puerto Ayora, Islas Galápagos
Puerto Ayora