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“Charming & Delightful Island Getaway”
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Orchidea consists of two apartments: one upstairs and one downstairis in a fine neighbourhood
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Orchidea consists of two apartments: one upstairs and one downstairis in a fine neighbourhood
Upstairs - Balcony Upstairs - Main Double Bedroom with queen bed
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54 reviews
Orchidea consists of two apartments: one upstairs and one downstairis in a fine neighbourhood
Upstairs - Balcony
Upstairs - Main Double Bedroom with queen bed
Upstairs - Main Double Bedroom with queen bed
Upstairs - Main Double bedroom
Upstairs - Second bedroom with bunkbeds
Upstairs - Second bedroom with bunkbeds
Upstairs - Bathroom
Upstairs - Bathroom
Upstairs - Bathroom
Upstairs - Living room
Upstairs - Living room
Upstairs - Kitchen
Upstairs - Balcony
Upstairs - Private entrance
Upstairs - Entrance patio
Upstairs - Private entrance stairway
Upstairs - Private entrance patio
A plan of Orchidea! Both up and down have the same rooming plan.
Orchidea's position within Puerto Ayora.
Downstairs - Living area
Downstairs - Main Bedrroom with double bed
Downstairs - Main Bedrroom with double bed
Downstairs - Second bedroom with twin bunk-beds.
Downstairs - Second bedroom with bunkbeds
Downstairs - Second bedroom with bunkbeds
Downstairs - Second bedroom with bunkbeds
Downstairs - Second bedroom with bunkbeds
Downstairs - bathroom with shower unit and small bathtub
Downstairs - Dining room
Downstairs - Dining area with kitchen behind
Downstairs - Dining room, with back entrance
Downstairs - Living room, dining area with the kitchen in the background.
Downstairs - Kitchen
Downstairs - View across the kitchen, dining area with the living area in the background.
Downstairs -  Private back garden. There is a sheltered area with hammocks here and also an outdoor table with four...
Downstairs - private entrance
Downstairs - private front garden
Downstairs - private front garden
Downstairs - front sheltered patio
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Overview
Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands

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“Charming & Delightful Island Getaway”
Reviewed 7 March 2011 for a stay in September 2010
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My husband and I spent ten days downstairs in the Orchidea before kicking off our our two month South American backpacking trip. It was our perfect dream situation for exploring the Galapagos islands! Being on a tight budget we found ways to save money and experience the magic of the archipelago.

Before traveling to Ecuador, Paul McFarling and his incredibly helpful website was crucial to orienting us to the experience and made logistical coordination easy. Christina Paz, her husband and Marta were wonderful upon arrival, providing assistance with the apartment, day trip coordination and the flexibility we needed.

Day trips to area islands were spectacular but a pleasant surprise to us totally enjoyed the local adventures on Santa Cruz island itself: the Charles Darwin Research Station, our first ever surfing lesson at gorgeously pristine Tortuga Bay (within walking distance from the apt.), bike riding in the highlands, delicious swordfish fillets bought at fish market cooked at the apt - our freshest meal the whole trip! Enjoying fabulous afternoon drinks at Finch Bay hotel, The Rock, and many other fun restaurants. Lovely spa experience within a five minute walk, fresh local market foods, beautiful walks by the water - a charming small town experience in the heart of the magical Galapagos Islands.

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Reviewed 15 October 2010 for a stay in October 2010
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Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 29 May 2010 for a stay in March 2010
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Your age range 45-54
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Reviewed 3 May 2010 for a stay in April 2010
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Travelling group: Solo traveler
Your age range 25-34
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A romantic getaway Families with young children
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Bermuda
Reviewed 15 January 2010 for a stay in December 2009
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