Step through the entrance of the Red Mangrove Inn and you will feel that you have entered a realm of magic and imagination last seen in childhood.

Charmed with lanters of a translucent bark, the entrance walkway brings you through a canopy of red mangroves. There, though only feet from Puerto Ayora, its is not unlikely to see a Yellow-crowned Night Heron.

Upon entering the inn itself, you will find rooms decorated with an artist's touch. Tastefully exposed wooden beams and pleasingly tiled bathrooms lie within white rooms that reflect the sun as it shines in from across the sea.

Guests typically start their day on the Inn's waterfront terrace, often in the company of sun-basking marine iguanas, scuttling Sally Lightfoot crabs and soaring Frigate birds. There you can watch the boats come in and out of the harbor, take after the marine iguanas and relax in the sun or sit back in the bubbles of their soothing Jacuzzi.

Lunch, dinner and afternoon tea, all of Ecuadorian and international inspiration, are available upon request.

The Inn can accommodate up to twelve guests in five double rooms. All rooms have ocean views, private baths and ceiling fans.

Facilities: Private bath, restaurant and bar, gardens, laundry service, telephone, kayaks, fax, internet, mangrove gardens, dipping pool - jacuzzi.