Pikaia Lodge

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Santa Cruz, Galapagos

Pikaia Lodge is situated on Santa Cruz, in the centre of Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands. This newly opened luxury boutique hotel is nestled in 31 hectares of lush tropical forest in a giant tortoise reserve, at the top of an extinct volcano crater. It provides environmentally conscious travellers a new alternative for exploring these remarkable islands, offering the highest level of comfort and luxury.

The contemporary-style eco-lodge has been designed in harmony with the natural surroundings and combines stunning accommodation with impressive facilities such as pool and a spa. It will appeal to those seeking a secluded and unforgettable escape for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

The lodge provides 14 spacious and ultra-stylish rooms and suites designed with maximum comfort and privacy in mind. All rooms feature contemporary décor and balconies or terraces from which to enjoy the jaw-dropping views.

Due to its central location, it makes an ideal base from which to explore the Archipelago and there are endless unforgettable experiences to be had on land and on water. Discover deserted beaches; go hiking; cycling, kayaking or snorkeling; or get up close to an incredible array of indigenous wildlife. After a tiring day, it’s time to relax; laze by the pool; sip a cocktail in the bar as you admire the spectacular scenery; or indulge in a massage.

Pikaia Lodge is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Santa Cruz into a greater Ecuador & Latin America holiday. Take a look at Ecuador & The Galapagos Tour as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.

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Location & Getting There

Pikaia Lodge is situated on Santa Cruz in the Galapagos Islands and can be accessed via flights from Ecuador’s international airports.


All 14 rooms feature king-size beds, cotton linens, bamboo wood floors, dark wood furnishings, lavish marble bathrooms, panoramic windows and balconies or terraces. Standard rooms start at 61-sqm. The stunning Pool Suite (74-sqm) also comes with a huge terrace with a plunge pool and private garden.


- Restaurant
- 2 lounges
- Bar
- Outdoor infinity pool
- Spa
- Gym
- Private yacht
- Library


The lodge offers an array of land and marine experiences with programmes lasting for 4, 5 or 8 days to ensure you maximize the most of your stay. As well as kayaking, snorkeling, catch and release coastal fishing and cycling, you can visit coffee farms, look for giant tortoises or spend the day exploring on the private yacht.


Children are welcome however it is recommended for those aged 8 or over.

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