The Galapagos Islands are one of the most beautiful places on earth, but it’s hard to know where to stay. There are many great hotels and B&Bs in the Galapagos, but finding them can be tricky. Here is a list of some of our favourite places to stay when you’re visiting the Galapagos!
1. Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel
Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel is a good choice for visitors looking to experience the Galapagos islands. The hotel is located in the heart of the city, so you won’t have far to travel if you want to see other attractions around town.
It’s also right on the beach, so if you’re looking for some relaxation time after your adventures, this could be your spot!
The rooms themselves are spacious and comfortable with modern decor that makes them feel like a home away from home (or rather: not quite like one). They come equipped with everything necessary for an enjoyable stay at any price point—and some extras like flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi access are just icing on top!
2. Royal Palm Hotel Galapagos
The Royal Palm Hotel Galapagos is a luxury hotel in Puerto Ayora on the island of San Cristobal. It has a pool and restaurant, bar, spa, and gym. Forbes Travel Guide (FTG) has awarded this hotel five stars.
3. Red Mangrove Inn
Located on Santa Cruz Island, the Red Mangrove Inn is a modern resort with an eco-friendly focus. It has a restaurant, bar, and pool area where guests can enjoy great food made by local chefs and serve themselves from their private kitchen.
The resort also offers spa treatments that include massage therapy from trained professionals who have studied abroad in Galapagos or elsewhere (they’re certified).
The gym has state-of-the-art equipment, including treadmills, strength-training machines, and yoga mats for stretching after your workout. There’s also a library with books available to borrow if you want to read while relaxing at the pool bar or spa treatment room—and there’s even access to Wi-Fi!
4. Santa Cruz Island, Tintoreras
If you’re looking for a cheap and cheerful place to stay in Puerto Ayora, Tintoreras is a perfect choice. The hotel is located on the main street and can be easily spotted from far away. It’s a humble establishment with small rooms, but they all have private bathrooms, which makes up for it!
There are no frills or extras at this hotel—just good old-fashioned hospitality at its finest (and cheapest). You’ll also find that most staff members here speak English or Spanish fluently. So if you don’t speak Spanish, don’t worry: they’ll help you in any way they can!
The restaurant here serves delicious food at reasonable prices; if you’re feeling peckish after exploring around town, then lunchtime will definitely be worth your while here!
5. San Cristobal Scalesia Lodge & Spa
The San Cristobal Scalesia Lodge & Spa is a good choice if you want to see Galapagos wildlife. It’s located on the north side of San Cristobal Island, so it’s not as busy as some other hotels on this list.
The lodge has a spa and restaurant where you can relax after your adventures or enjoy a meal with views overlooking the ocean from one side of your room (or two).
6. Santa Cruz Island, Cabanas El Pahuma
The Cabanas El Pahuma is located on the beautiful Santa Cruz Island, just a few minutes from the national park entrance. The hotel has an excellent restaurant, swimming pool, and spa. Several bars, lounges, and a gym are also available for guests.
The beach is private with no public access; however, there are several other hotels nearby if you’d like to take a dip before heading back into town for dinner or drinks at night!
7. San Cristóbal Island, Galapagos Safari Camp
Located on the north side of San Cristóbal Island, the Galapagos Safari Camp is a private island that offers visitors an opportunity to enjoy wildlife viewing and camping in a natural environment. The camp is set in a mangrove forest and offers visitors access to an observation tower, where they can view birds, lizards, and other wildlife outside their tents.
The owners also run tours around the area through their guide service called “Naturalist Guides” (which we recommend), which includes trips into nature reserves and day tours exploring nearby islands like Isabela or Fernandina with traditional fishing boats.
8. San Cristóbal Island Casa de Marita
Located in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, this hotel is located on San Cristóbal Island and offers guests a swimming pool, restaurant, and bar. The spa allows guests to relax in their own private cabanas or saunas. A garden surrounds the property with views over the ocean. The terrace has tables with umbrellas for shade, and you can enjoy drinks in the private beach area if you wish to venture out onto the water yourself.
The Casa de Marita also features four rooms with air conditioning (one king-size bed), two junior suites with one king-size bed each plus one double bed (quadruple occupancy allowed), two deluxe rooms with one king-style bed each plus two double beds; two deluxe junior suites with two twin beds each plus one triple occupancy possibility; two standard junior suites containing only one single bed per room; six superior rooms containing only one queen size bed per room – all other types of accommodations available upon request.
9. Isabela Island, Hacienda Tranquila Galapagos Small Hotel & Spa
Isabela Island is located on the east side of Santa Fé Island. It’s a small area with only one main road and a few small streets, but it’s home to several hotels that offer differing levels of comfort and style. This hotel has been around since 1993, when it opened its doors as an inn for visitors who wanted somewhere comfortable to stay while exploring this part of Ecuador.
The hotel was renovated in 2015 by new owners who wanted to update some outdated features while maintaining their vision for providing guests with a relaxing experience without taking away from what makes this place unique: its location near nature trails that lead into pristine national parks; amazing views from every room’s window; friendly staff members willing accessorize with any kind of fashion accessory you want (and maybe even buy some new ones); delicious food prepared especially for vegetarians like myself!
10. Isabela Island, La Casa de Marita B&B
Isabela Island is the largest of the Galapagos Islands and has more than 20,000 people. The capital of this island is Puerto Ayora. This beautiful island has many attractions, such as Loberia National Park with its natural pools and hot springs, Santa Cruz Island with beaches and sea lions, and Floreana Island with volcanic mountains.
You can also go snorkelling or diving in these waters! The B&B you choose will depend on your budget, but we recommend staying here because it’s very close to all these places so you won’t need much time for transportation if you don’t want too much walking on foot (which isn’t recommended anyway). It’s located in Puerto Ayora at 15 minutes from mainland Ecuadorian side by boat ride from Baltra or Santa Cruz Islands, respectively.
11. Isabela Island, Pirates Bay Lodging Island of Isabela, and Concha y Perla Diving Center.
Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar, and Internet access in the lobby. A dive shop can be found on-site if you want to practice your snorkelling skills while staying at this hotel. Contact details for Isabela Island are as follows: Telephone number +1 (855) 438-2352.
12. Santiago Island, Wallaby Lodge, and Wildlife Refuge in Puerto Egas.
This hotel has a great location on the island of Santiago in the Galapagos National Park. It’s nestled beneath a stunning mango tree that shades its open-air lobby and restaurant. The focal point of this property is its spacious rooms with private balconies overlooking lagoons or coral reefs where you can take in incredible views of wildlife such as penguins, sea lions, or sharks swimming by!
This is a good list of places to stay in the Galapagos Islands. There are many hotels, but here are just some: The Galapagos Islands Lodge – this is one of our favorites because they have great reviews and their rooms have lovely views!
Hotel El Yunque – a cosy little island retreat with amazing views and friendly staff. Hotel Sol y Mar – another excellent place for relaxing on an island paradise with stunning views of ocean vistas!
We hope this list of beautiful hotels is helpful to you when planning your next trip to the Galapagos islands! We know how much time, money, and effort goes into planning a vacation. Our goal here at About Travel was to give you a comprehensive list of places that will make your journey more enjoyable.
James is a co-author with one his friends at Travelistia. He loves to write adventure stories and explore adventure filled destinations.