meet the team
In Quito and the Galapagos Islands
ME GUSTA GALAPAGOS
A group of people with one common passion:
their love for the Galapagos Islands
Why Me Gusta Galapagos?
Experiences with ‘CORAZÓN’ (heart)
We understand that the Galapagos Islands is not the cheapest destination, which is why we care so much to make it an unforgettable experience.
You will not just discover the unique wildlife but you will also be a part of the local community and get to know the island life.
We know the islands and we work with the people who are passionate about their islands and guarantees a personal service
We can create any program that you can dream for.
We have a 24/7 service in case of emergencies or unexpected situations (we speak English, Spanish, French, German and Dutch).
“We work with our heart. We care about the details. For us, every program is a unique, special occasion. For you, it would be a once in a lifetime experience.”
QUITO – SANDRA AND MARIA JOSE
We are Sandra and Maria Jose, Dutch and Ecuadorian living and working in the main office in Quito, Ecuador. We have a great passion for the Galapagos Islands and together with a small group of Ecuadorians who share the same passion, we create the best itineraries for every kind of budget to make sure that you have that a unique once-in-a-lifetime-experience. Because let’s be honest, the Galapagos Islands is not the cheapest destination and most people only visit the unique islands once in their life, which is why we want to make it an unforgettable experience. We would like to show people that the Galapagos Islands is more than just expensive cruises or standard land-based programs. With Me Gusta Galapagos you are assured of a team of professionals who actually know and work with the people living on the island so we can show them the best local hotspots, the secret hideaways, meet the locals to exchange life stories while discovering the unique wildlife on the islands. Be part of the island life and enjoy a perfect trip, alone or with a group.
SANTA CRUZ – MARIA FERNANDA
My name is Maria Fernanda Tobar, I am 34 years old and I am passionate about "Las Encantadas". I have two beautiful children: Salome, who has 7 years old and Carlitos who has 4 years old. We have been living in the Galapagos Islands for many years, and with my kids every day is a unique experience. The Galapagos Islands, they catch you from the beginning. In here, life is simple, peaceful, and beautiful. You learn to respect the Pacha Mama (Mother Nature), to live among the animals, without disturbing them, and to protect this place with all your heart. As a professional, I had allways being interested in other cultures, other languages and knowing different people. This led me to Iive in The Netherlands, where I became fluent in Dutch. When I finished my studies in Tourism and Languages, I realized that my next destination was my country, Ecuador. My recommendations in Santa Cruz: My personal favorite, is the beach, specially: Tortuga Bay. It is incredible how you can get lost in its beautiful and relaxing view. It is also a great spot to enjoy the nature and the wildlife. In one word: Wonderfull.