Punta Estrada House is located on Santa Cruz Island in an auto free neighborhood called Punta Estrada, area 9 on the map attached. It is a 5 minute aqua taxi ride over from town Puerto Ayora.
While on the aqua taxi’s you will almost always see many forms of the Galapagos wildlife.During your ride you can see many sea lions, blue footed boobies, frigate birds,in the evening many types of ray’s along with baby sharks will be swimming around.
Footsteps from the house is Playa lasAlemanes( German Beach ), and a 20 minute hike to Las Grietas. Las Grietas is a spectacular saltwater grotto with high lava walls that are popular for snorkeling.
Shangri-La has two houses on the property.
- The Casita Azul is equipped with:
1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, salon with a twin sofa bed, air conditioning, wireless Internet, cable TV with DVD player, coffee maker, refrigerator, and microwave and housekeeping Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s.
- The main house is equipped with:
2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, refrigerator, 5 burner stove with oven, microwave, air conditioning, 2 salons with sofa beds (2 queen & 1 twin), dining room, 2 patios, terrace with ocean views, roof top deck with bathtub and 360 degree views of Santa Cruz island, pool, poolside bar, poolside bathroom, wireless Internet, wide screen TVs with cable and DVD player and housekeeping Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s.
Santa Cruz it is the most centrally located island, making it the perfect spot to visit other islands on day tours. Being “land based” on Santa Cruz gives you many vacation options. You can visit North Seymour, Plaza, Santa Fe ,Bartolome, and Floreana on day tours.
There are also many other fabulous places to see on Santa Cruz Island on the day you choose not to tour.