The Team

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Flipper’s Hotel Galapagos Team

We at Flipper’s Hotel Galapagos strive to bring the best possible members to our growing team. All members of our staff possess a first-class and well-rounded college education, a strong work ethic, a passion for travel, an awareness of the importance of caring about the fragile ecosystem of our country, and a firm belief in giving back to local communities.

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General Management

hernan rodasHERNAN RODAS

Founder and owner

Hernans love of the Galapagos began as a teenager. While many kids run off to the big city, Hernan ran away from Cuenca (in Ecuador’s Andean Mountains) to the Galapagos for a 4 month break from responsibility. He has traveled many countries including: China, Hong Kong, India, Canada, the US, most of Central and South America and the Caribbean islands and European countries.

Hernan has done business for many years in the United States and speaks English fluently. After building and selling an agricultural supplies company, Hernan switched focus to his original love: the Galapagos Islands.

His vision was to offer the opportunity to discover the Galapagos in a deeper way. His priorities are a combination of great respect for green practices and a strong dedication to reach social goals. He is the owner and manager of Flipper’s Hotel Galapagos and Galapagos Hotels touring company. He was managing several hotels and resorts at different islands of the Galapagos and the coast of mainland Ecuador in the past before opening Flipper’s Hotel, a small gem in Puerto Ayora at Isla Santa Cruz.

Scuba diving, water sports, jogging and traveling with his family are some of the things Hernan enjoys to do. He lives in Cuenca, Ecuador. 

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Sales Department

Marcia RodasMARCIA RODAS

SALES MANAGER

Marcia is our sales and quality manager, who throughout her numerous travels to Galapagos and other exotic regions of Ecuador, has acquired a wide comprehensive destination overview. In addition a personal inspiration for nature shared with a strong commitment to green and sustainable tourism effort has made of Marcia a key member of our staff. She enjoys spending time with her family, planning new exciting adventures, and sharing the destination she treasures with her clients and business partners.


Finance Department

Clara JimenezCLARA JIMENEZ

GENERAL ACCOUNTANT

She has been working for the company since 2008. She was born in Cuenca, loves to apply her accounting skills to innovate and apply financial knowledge to the needs of the company. Her hobby is going to the beach with her family.


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