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 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.

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 Cruz, Isabela, Floreana, and San Cristobal.

Check out these highly recommended Galapagos hotels:

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-and-away 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.

Red Mangrove Hotel – is a spectacular oceanfront eco-luxury boutique hotel located in the heart of Puerto Ayora, yet it seems a million miles away from civilization nestled among the mangroves, marine iguanas and sea lions that share the deck and panoramic view with fellow privileged guests. They also offer land-based Galapagos tours and SCUBA diving packages out of the hotel so you can sleep on solid ground at night and explore the islands with day trips boating to other islands and National Park visitor spots. The Red Mangrove is operated by Haugan Cruises, a luxury Galapagos cruise line.

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 accommodation in with luxurious African-style safari tents and an upscale central lodge with dining facilities make this lodge a unique way to visit the Galapagos Islands.

Casa Natura Galapagos Hotel – Casa Natura is a small Hotel in Puerto Ayora, on the island of Santa Cruz in the Galapagos Archipelago. With 15 air-conditioned rooms, the hotel has been designed to provide with comfort and leisure for the adventure traveler, including facilities such as a pool, bar, breakfast area and different recreational areas.

 

Updated: 23, June 2017