Just before entering the National Park Service Headquarters there’s a small building semi hidden in the Mangroves. Now it is closed waiting for better years to come. It was the Hotel Galapagos, an icon in tourism during the 80’s and the first decade of this century. The hotel was strategically located in front of the local cemetery.
The hotel didn’t close his doors because of management problems, no. It was doing great! The hotel closed its doors just because his current owner wanted to take another direction in his life. There is always a moment in life when simply is worthwhile to explore a new horizon and so did Jack now in his 70s.
I remember those years being a new arrival onto the island of Santa Cruz. In mid 80s, electricity went off at midnight until 6 am next day, to have the hotel running it had to be simple and with simplicity the Hotel was a great place to be around.