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The only beachfront hotel on Santa Cruz Island, this charming eco-friendly retreat lies steps away from the talcum-white sands of Puerto Ayora on the island of Santa Cruz, right in the heart of the Galapagos archipelago.
Set between beach and mangrove, in gardens alive with the sound of birds, the property is home to 27 spacious and elegant rooms and suites, each one features rustic-chic décor and delightful balconies.
The gourmet restaurant serves fresh, local, and sustainably sourced dishes and a wide selection of fine wines. The pool offers welcome respite and attracts finches, herons, and ducks as well as sunbathers throughout the day.
Rated as one of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World, this is the perfect place to explore the staggering biodiversity of the local area from land or sea. After a tiring day sip a cocktail at sunset on the viewpoint, or just swing in a hammock on your private deck.
Finch Bay Galapagos Information
Location & Getting There
Finch Bay Eco Hotel lies steps from the beach in the town of Puerto Ayora, on the south side of Santa Cruz Island. It can be reached by plane from Quito or Guayaquil in Ecuador to Baltra. From there it is accessible by boat across the channel to the island followed by a 45-minute drive.
There are six Ocean View Suites and 21 Garden View Rooms all with wooden verandahs and ensuite bathrooms with hot water. Décor is simple and features volcanic stone tiling and colorful accents. Rooms are double or twin. Suites come with expansive terraces. Interconnecting rooms are available.
Numerous itineraries are on offer ranging from four to eight days. Activities include daily yacht excursions to explore neighboring islands, scuba diving, snorkeling, and kayaking. The hotel is only a 45-minute stroll from the famed Tortuga Beach.
The hotel is a great choice for families and children will have an unforgettable adventure of their own. It is close to a small, sandy beach in a location where only pedestrians and bicycles are allowed.
This island retreat offers abundant opportunities to explore Santa Cruz’s diverse ecosystems, stunning beaches with naturalists, and easy access to the rich biodiversity of other islands within Galápagos National Park. A big thumbs up goes to the fact that the lodge maintains a light environmental footprint and supports the surrounding islands while staying chic.
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