Hotels Galapagos Hotels & Lodges Recommended by Ecuador Explorer
Galapagos Hotels & Lodges Recommended by Ecuador Explorer

Galapagos Hotels & Lodges Recommended by Ecuador Explorer

Hotels in the Galapagos Islands

Immerse yourself in the exquisite natural beauty of the Galapagos Islands while enjoying the comfort and hospitality of its diverse accommodation options. From luxurious beachfront resorts to intimate highland lodges, there’s a perfect retreat for every traveler in this wildlife wonderland.

Staying in hotels on the Galapagos Islands has become more popular in recent years, either as a way to stay a few more days before or after your Galapagos cruise or as a more economical alternative to a cruise. These land-based Galapagos tours frequently visit places and include activities that aren’t accessible on a normal cruise such as hiking up volcanoes, bicycling, sea kayaking, and especially diving.

Imagine opening your window to the sound of waves and the sight of exotic birds soaring overhead – that’s what beachfront hotels offer. They cater to your every need, boasting amenities such as infinity pools, on-site restaurants serving fresh seafood, and personalized tours of the surrounding marine life. The delightful blend of luxury and nature makes these spots perfect for those seeking relaxation alongside their adventure.

For a more rustic experience, the charming lodges nestled in the verdant highlands offer a different perspective. Surrounded by lush vegetation and the unique wildlife of the Galapagos, these accommodations provide an intimate experience of the islands’ vibrant ecosystem. Whether it’s a boutique eco-lodge committed to sustainability or a cozy homestay, the options are as varied as the islands themselves.

Whichever setting you choose, the common thread is the exceptional hospitality and the focus on preserving the islands’ remarkable biodiversity. Staying in these accommodations isn’t just about comfort and convenience – it’s about immersing yourself in the Galapagos Islands’ unique environment and becoming a part of its ongoing conservation story.

Those interested in SCUBA diving in the Galapagos will find the option of staying in hotels (usually in Puerto Ayora) a particularly attractive option because the Galapagos National Park allows very few liveaboard diving cruises anymore which focus on the far northern islands of Wolf and Darwin. Though Wolf and Darwin have exceptional advanced-level diving spots for viewing sharks and whales, those staying in Puerto Ayora have access to a wide variety of diving spots. and are more accessible to beginner and intermediate divers, and at a more economical price.

Hotels in the Galapagos are located only on the inhabited islands, which are Santa CruzIsabela, Floreana, and San Cristobal.

Check out these highly recommended Galapagos hotels:

Casa Natura Galapagos Hotel – Casa Natura is a small Hotel located in the highlands of Santa Cruz in the Galapagos Archipelago. With 14 air-conditioned rooms, the hotel has been designed to provide comfort and leisure for the adventure traveler, including facilities such as a pool, bar, breakfast area, and different recreational areas.

Golden Bay Hotel – is a new high-end hotel just steps from the beach in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on San Cristobal Island in Galapagos. Enjoy ocean views from your spacious suite or balcony or from the Panoramic Terrace Snack Bar as you dine on fine locally-inspired cuisine. The highly modern, minimalist design and exceptional service make it by far the nicest hotel on San Cristobal Island, and its central location in town makes it a convenient place to spend a few days before or after your Galapagos cruise.

Scalesia Lodge – located in the highlands of Isabela Island in the Galapagos, is a new concept in lodging for the Galapagos which opened in October 2015. Scalesia features accommodations with luxurious African-style safari tents and an upscale central lodge with dining facilities making this lodge a unique way to visit the Galapagos Islands.


Updated: 20, June 2023