Galapagos Lodges

Lodges in the Galápagos Islands

Experience the epitome of comfort and natural beauty in the Galápagos Islands with our selection of special lodges. Nestled amidst the pristine landscapes of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, these exclusive lodges offer a fusion of unparalleled comfort and breathtaking wilderness.
The Galápagos Islands located in the Pacific Ocean at the equator line some 1000 km (620 mi) from mainland Ecuador, a unique ecosystem has been able to develop in isolation with minimal human presence.


Secluded Paradise: Our amazing lodges are strategically located on private areas or remote corners of inhabited islands, ensuring an exclusive and intimate escape. Five of the Islands are inhabited, but only four of them offer lodge accommodation: Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, Isabela and Floreana.

Spectacular Views: Wake up to awe-inspiring vistas of turquoise waters, volcanic landscapes, and unique wildlife right outside your window.

World-Class Amenities: Enjoy lavish amenities, including spacious suites or villas, gourmet dining, spa services, and personalized attention from dedicated staff.

Wildlife Encounters: Immerse yourself in the Galápagos’ incredible biodiversity through guided tours led by naturalist experts, allowing you to witness iconic species up close. Here you can swim with sea lions, float eye-to-eye with a marine turtle, stand next to a blue footed booby feeding its young, watch a giant tortoise in its natural habitat, and try to avoid stepping on iguanas scurrying over the lava.

Water Activities: Snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, and yacht excursions are readily available for exploring the underwater wonders of the archipelago.

Conservation Commitment: Many lodges in the Galápagos are deeply committed to environmental preservation, with sustainable practices and educational programs for guests.

Indulge in the ultimate Galápagos experience where luxury meets the untamed beauty of nature. Our lodges provide an exclusive gateway to this natural wonderland, ensuring memories that will last a lifetime.

Please find details for the best value lodges below and feel free to contact us for availabilities in the lodge of your choice.

Finch Bay Lodge
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Finch Bay Ecolodge

Finch Bay Eco Lodge Galapagos Lodges About With subtle architecture that mimics the surrounding volcanic rocks and attractive wooden walkways leaving the environment undisturbed, the

Blu Galapagos
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Blu Galapagos

Blu Galapagos Galapagos Lodges About Blu Galapagos (formerly Galapagos Habitat) is an exclusive ecological experience. Most noteworthy are the oceanfront views of Academy Bay and the

Galapagos Safari Camp
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Galapagos Safari Camp

Galapagos Safari Camp Galapagos Lodges About Nestled in the giant tortoise reserve of Santa Cruz Island, guests at the Galapagos Safari Camp are intimately close

Pikaia Lodge
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Pikaia Lodge

Pikaia Lodge Galapagos Lodges About Pikaia Lodge is a new concept in luxury land-based eco-adventure in the Galapagos Islands, offering the highest levels of comfort

Escalesia Lodge
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Scalesia Lodge

Scalesia Lodge Galapagos Lodges About Beautifully designed, Scalesia Lodge recently inagurated on September 2015 will offer comfort and first class service.Scalesia Galapagos Lodge is located

Chez Manany Ecolodge
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Chez Manany Galapagos Ecolodge

Chez Manany Ecolodge Galapagos Lodges About We are family owned business, Manany is tourism expert and Wilson architect, both Ecuadorian. We both love being close

Royal Palm Lodge
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Royal Palm

Royal Palm Galapagos Lodges About The Royal Palm is a unique secluded hide-a-way nestled in the lush highlands of Santa Cruz Island in the heart

Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQ) that travels often have before staying at a lodge in the Galápagos Islands:

1. What is the best time to visit the Galápagos Islands for wildlife viewing?

The best time for wildlife viewing in the Galápagos Islands is during the dry and cool season, which typically runs from June to December. During this period, the marine life is particularly active, and you can witness various species, including sea lions, penguins, and marine iguanas, in their natural habitats.

2. Do I need a special permit to visit the Galápagos Islands, and how do I obtain one?

Yes, visitors to the Galápagos Islands need a special permit. This permit is typically included in the price of your flight ticket. To obtain it, you will need to show your identification and pay the Galápagos National Park entrance fee at the airport upon arrival.

3. What is the difference between a lodge on the inhabited islands and one on a private island in the Galápagos?

Lodges on the inhabited islands, like Santa Cruz and San Cristóbal, offer a more convenient base with access to towns, restaurants, and local culture. Lodges on private islands provide a more exclusive experience, often with pristine beaches and direct access to unique wildlife habitats.

4. Are there any specific packing recommendations for a trip to the Galápagos, considering the unique environment and activities?

Pack lightweight, breathable clothing, comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, a wide-brimmed hat, and a reusable water bottle. Don’t forget your swimsuit, snorkeling gear if you have it, and a waterproof bag for protecting your belongings during water activities.

5. What is the policy for luggage restrictions on flights to the Galápagos Islands?

Luggage restrictions vary by airline, but typically, there are weight and size limits for both checked and carry-on luggage. It’s essential to check with your specific airline for the most up-to-date information.

6. Are vaccinations or health precautions required before traveling to the Galápagos?

No specific vaccinations are required to enter the Galápagos Islands. However, it’s advisable to be up to date on routine vaccinations. Consult your healthcare provider for personalized recommendations.

7. Is it safe to swim and snorkel in the waters around the Galápagos Islands, considering the presence of wildlife like sharks and sea lions?

Yes, it’s generally safe to swim and snorkel in the Galápagos waters. The wildlife is accustomed to human presence and rarely poses a threat. However, it’s essential to follow your guide’s instructions and maintain a respectful distance from animals.

8. Can I arrange guided tours and excursions through the lodge, and what types of activities are typically available?

Yes, lodges in the Galápagos often offer guided tours and excursions. Activities may include snorkeling, hiking, wildlife observation, kayaking, and visits to iconic sites like Charles Darwin Research Station.

9. Are there any restrictions or guidelines for interacting with the wildlife in the Galápagos, such as the famous giant tortoises and blue-footed boobies?

Yes, there are strict guidelines to protect the wildlife. Maintain a minimum distance of at least 2 meters (6 feet) from animals, do not touch them, and avoid disturbing their natural behaviors.

10. What is the policy for responsible and sustainable tourism in the Galápagos, and how can I contribute to conservation efforts during my stay?

The Galápagos National Park Authority promotes sustainable tourism. You can contribute by following park rules, minimizing your environmental impact, and supporting lodges with eco-friendly practices.

11. Do lodges in the Galápagos provide Wi-Fi or cellular service, considering the remote locations?

While some lodges offer Wi-Fi and cellular service, connectivity can be limited in remote areas. Be prepared for intermittent access, and consider it an opportunity to disconnect and enjoy the natural surroundings.

12. What should I do in case of a medical emergency while staying at a lodge in the Galápagos?

Lodges often have protocols for medical emergencies. Contact lodge staff immediately, and they will assist in arranging medical attention, which may involve a transfer to the nearest medical facility.

13. Are there specific dietary options or considerations for meals at the lodge, including accommodations for allergies or dietary restrictions?

Lodges usually accommodate dietary restrictions and allergies. Inform the lodge in advance of your dietary needs, and they will do their best to provide suitable options.

14. How far in advance should I book my lodge accommodation in the Galápagos, especially during peak seasons?

Booking in advance is advisable, especially during peak seasons. Aim to secure your lodge accommodations several months ahead of your planned visit to ensure availability.

15. What is the cancellation policy for lodge reservations, and are there any fees associated with changes or cancellations?

Cancellation policies vary among lodges. Review the specific terms and conditions of your reservation to understand any associated fees and deadlines for changes or cancellations.

Please note that these responses provide general information, and it’s essential to verify details with us for the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding your stay in the Galápagos Islands.

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