After 38 years working in construction as a structural designer, estimator, planner, project manager, consultant and expert witness, I upped stakes, with my family (Maria Elena, Daniel and Leonardo), and moved to the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador.
I was not coming here to retire - More like starting afresh, in a completely different world. A world with unique challenges and rewards.
Before moving to Galapagos, we had already opened a travel agency and invested in land, with a view to building our new home and business. That was December, 2008.
We are now living in the port town of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on San Cristobal Island (pop. ~ 6,000). We have built a home, for ourselves, and 5 spacious, self-contained, suites which we rent to tourists: The Galeodan Suites.
At the same time, we purchased a custom made 10m offshore fishing boat, refurbished, renamed and relaunched her as Leodan.
The Galeodan Suites in Jardin de Helena* are in a quiet residential neighborhood on the outskirts of town, just 5 minutes’ walk from the center and 200 m from San Cristobal’s most popular public beach: Playa Mann.
The double suites have king beds, while the family suites have 2 bedrooms: a master bedroom with king bed and a second with 2 beds: twin or double.
All suites feature:
We provide, linens, toiletries, hairdryer and unlimited drinking water. We also stock the kitchenette with coffee, tea, milk, sugar, salt, pepper, oil, eggs, fruit and cereal, for you to make your own breakfast. We call it "Serviced Self-catering" - As independent as you want to be. We are also just a short walk from excelent restaurants serving national and international cuisine.
* Jardin de Helena (our name for the overall property) is registered with the Galapagos Ministry of Tourism.
See more... Helenavista.com
Vivencial Fishing Boats, like Leodan, are owned and operated by fishing families where the owner has relinquished their commercial fishing rights for a special licence, issued by the Galapagos Park. With our "PAV" licence, we take tourists on excursions to fish and visit the many exceptional visit-sites around San Cristobal, including the islands of Espanola and Floreana. Several visit-sites are exclusive to the PAV boats and the "360" tour which circumnavigates the island with stops at Kicker Rock, Punta Pitt and Rosa Blanca is one of the most popular tours in Galapagos.
San Cristóbal is the recreational fishing centre of Galápagos. Here we enjoy an exceptional variety of species and spectacular locations to suit every type of angler:
You can even mix the two, depending on your preferences or where the fish are biting that day - We call that Pesca Mixta .
See more... Galeodan.com
|Contact Us - Galeodan Suites|
|Telephone:||+593 5 252 1613|
|Mobile \ WhatsApp||+593 99 654 9948 - English|
|Mobile \ WhatsApp||+593 99 643 4823 - Espanol|