La Casa del Lago Lodging House was born from a project, rather from an architect from a woman who had always dreamed of having her own stage to sing. Elena Albarado is my name and i studied Tourism and Hotel Management in the city of Ibarra , the capital of Imbabura Province (Northern Ecuador). However, while i studied I also sang, something i have not ceased to do since.
Singing was easier than managing my own hotel, So when i came to Galapagos in 1983 i went directly into the activity of tourism, studying to be a naturalist guide in the beautiful Islands. This is how i was able to mixt both singing and guiding activities onboard of different tourist boats. After 5 years of guiding, t traveled to the United States to better my English speaking skills and to know a new culture for me.