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Rancho El Manzanillo

Main Road, 200350, Ecuador
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good34%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (16 reviews)
“juice” (2 reviews)
“giant tortoises” (25 reviews)
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Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Main Road, 200350, Ecuador
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

What a great day today was! A visit to this site was part of the Celebrity cruise to the Galápagos Islands. On the drive to the ranch we observed many tortoises in the wild and even on the road. Upon our arrival we went to...More

Thank lobstaluva
Reviewed 11 August 2018

You won't have a problem seeing giant tortoises here. They are spread out all over the ranch and during our visit, all along the road into the place. You have lots of opportunities to observe their behaviour. They make you put wellies on to ensure...More

Thank Ali921
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We were here as part of our Celebrity Cruise. The buffet lunch was outstanding. The dancers were excellent. Being able to see the large tortoises in the wild was a highlight.

Thank ScouterVirginia
Reviewed 19 April 2018

We visited here after seeing relatively few tortoises in the wild on other islands. They are plentiful in captivity at the Darwin Center, but here they are in the wild and very abundant! They are in their natural elements here, and you can really see...More

Thank GreentreeMA
Reviewed 31 March 2018

Didn't really have anything to eat here except for a sample of rum and some juice. We did get to see giant tortoises in the wild which was really interesting and I liked it much better than seeing them at the breeding center on Isabela...More

Thank Lee L
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Came here in October 2017 to see all of the tortoises and have lunch as part of our tour. It is great to see the tortoises in the wild like this. Although this seems like somewhat of a tourist trap since there were buses of...More

Thank tracyrocks
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Excellent restaurant up in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island. We had a buffet lunch in the open-air restaurant with great food and good variety. Wonderfull dessert also. Afterwards we went walking to see the giant tortoises. Went at our own pace and sat and...More

Thank 389mickv
Reviewed 17 February 2018

We visited Rancho Manzanillo as one of our last stops, after the Charles Darwin centre and the Tortoise Reserve on Isabella. What a treat to actually see the tortoises out wandering around in the fields, along the roads, under the trees. Our very knowledgeable guide,...More

Thank wwrj
Reviewed 26 January 2018

This was our first turtle reserve visit in Santa Cruz. It was centrally located just off the main road coming in from Baltra. We enjoyed walking the grounds and visiting these gentle creatures. There were many giant tortoises and some younger ones too. They have...More

Thank infolific
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

First learn about the plodding wonders you’ve seen on the ride in through the well-done display. Then exchange your shoes for boots if it’s muddy and take a walk around. There are lots of tortoises and it’s an easy walk. We saw citrus and cedar...More

Thank Susan S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, 200350, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Galapagos Islands  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: 092580608
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