For guests who wish to extend their stay in Galapagos we’ve hand picked our favourite hotels on Santa Cruz Island (where most cruises start or end). The Island is one of the best places to see Giant Tortoises in the wild, as well as being home to giant lava tubes, giant sunken craters filled with forests of giant daisies (Scalesia), white sandy beaches like Tortuga Bay with its beautiful mangrove lagoon and the Garapata beach.
Santa Cruz Island is also home to the best Galapagos scuba diving operator for those wishing to dive, but don’t want 8-days on a live-aboard.
Without doubt, our favourite place to stay in Galapagos thanks to its unique location in the centre of the highlands of Santa Cruz Island. The service is fantastic and there is a definate wow factor as you open the main door of of the main building and are presented with a glorious sweeping view of the western Galapagos Isands that the property overlooks. The overwhealming feeling is nature, beauty and relaxation and we think it makes a perfect... Find out more »
This stylish low rise hotel, has its own private sand beach in a quiet location where only pedestrians and cycles are allowed. The hotel is only accessible by boat, a short water taxi ride from Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. Surrounded by mangroves, with marine iguanas and sally light foot crabs frequent visitors to the beach it is a relaxing environment. With a capacity for 42 guests with 21 twin-bedded rooms, the hotel is run by Ecuador’s largest... Find out more »
This hotel has a great location by the ocean, with beautiful views across the bay of Puerto Ayora, yet away from the bussle of the town. Owned and managed by Fiddy Angermeyer, one of the oldest and best known families in the Galapagos, the whole hotel has been recently refurbished throughout, and the rooms feel very clean, bright and airy...
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A new hotel, and the best budget option in town offering great value compared to the many others we visited. It is owned by a Galapagos guide and run together with her mum who has also have worked in tourism for many years. The hotel has clean, bright and airy rooms that are tastefully decorated, each with a private balcony, adorned with a colourful hammock...
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