Hotel Mainao – Santa Cruz Galapagos

Dear Guest:

Welcome to the most relaxing place in Puerto Ayora, in a comfortable family environment.

Originally – like 10 years ago – the hotel was a house for my 2 daughters, Mailé and Naorí. There were 6 rooms and the idea was to have a place to share holiday times with them. As time passed by, they became more independent and the house grew quiet and empty.

This led to the idea of a place to accommodate the Santa Cruz' growing need for a small friendly hotel for international travelers. Making the most of its strategic location, the Mainao offers a comfortable stay, away from the downtown’s hustle and bustle.

Throughout my experience as a tour guide, I have come to understand travelers' expectations in terms of service and infrastructure, and have applied these to the hotel. Little by little, it has grown to 22 rooms. I decided on Arabic-Moroccan construction, with peaceful gardens and patios, making it the ideal place for resting and relaxing. The name was inspired in my two daughters: Mailé and Naorí. Welcome to the MAINAO.

Mainao's Mission


Hotel Mainao has a comprehensive policy based on the constant search for satisfaction and recognition of our guests. We are in continuous improvement of our services without neglecting the welfare, health, and safety of our employees and guests.We always seek both the protection of the environment. the continuity of the company and healthy competition in the marketplace.

Comfortable stay, away from the downtown's hustle and bustle.

Ignacio Sangolqui - Owner

  • 22 Rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast Included
  • Disabled Friendly

Tour Packages




One King




Handicaped Accesible rooms

Places to go

Tortuga Bay

Tortuga Bay is a beautiful white-sand beach stretching 2.5Km and with a bay that provides excellent sea kayaking, snorkeling, and swimming. It’s a 50-minute hike from Puerto Ayora to this stunning highlight of Santa Cruz Island.

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