Hotels in the Galapagos Islands
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 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.
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 live aboard 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 wales, 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.
Check out these highly recommended Galapagos hotels:
Opuntia Galapagos Hotels - Looking for a hotel in Galapagos? Opuntia operates three hotels in the Galapagos Islands and runs wildlife and unique land-based tours that include hiking, biking, kayaking and wildlife viewing that maximize your time on the Galapagos Islands and minimize travel time. They have hotels on the three principal inhabited Islands: Casa Opuntia welcomes you in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on San Cristobal Island, Iguana Crossing Hotel in Puerto Villamil on Isabela Island and Angermeyer Waterfront Inn in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz.
Casa Natura Galapagos Hotel - The perfect gateway from which you can start your discovery of the Galapagos Islands. Casa Natura is a small charming Hotel opening February 2009 in Puerto Ayora, in the island of Santa Cruz in the Galapagos Archipielago. With 15 air conditioned rooms, the hotel has been disigned to provide with comfort and leisure for the adventure traveler, including facilities such as a pool, bar, breakfast area and different recreational areas.
Hotel Galapagos - the original hotel of the Galapagos – allows you to explore Galapagos in-depth before or after your cruise. Hotel Galapagos is well known for its reliable services, delicious meals, and friendly attention in a relaxed setting. With its five acres, including a private nature preserve, situated on a peninsula you’ll experience all the Galapagos wildlife and enjoy beautiful sunrises and sunsets everyday in tranquility, and yet be only a short walk away from town and the Charles Darwin Research Station. Your Galapagos adventure will be made complete with a variety of exciting day tours and activities to choose from at Hotel Galapagos.
Updated 2 February 2013, by Jason Halberstadt