When you travel to Galapagos and stay on Santa Cruz, you will be on the same island as the Charles Darwin Research station and Galapagos National Park. It also happens to be where the majority of residents call home. The city of Puerto Ayora has around of 10,000 people. It's a city that offers hotels, restaurants, shopping, night life and public services.
Galapagos Island Hotels
The Galapagos Islands are a popular tourist destination for travelers from all over the world. That's why we offer 12 different Galapagos Hotels for you to choose from. While most of these hotels are located on the main island of Santa Cruz, you can choose to stay in one of the hotels located on the islands of San Cristobal or Isabela.
To give you even more options, each Galapagos hotel ranges in price to accommodate most travel budgets; whether that's a budget for a modest stay or a luxurious stay. The best feature about the hotels we offer is that most of them come with a tour of the Galapagos Islands. So even if you don't stay on Isabela or San Cristobal, you will be able to visit them on a day trip.
The island of San Cristobal is one of the oldest islands geologically speaking. The capital city of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno with over 5,000 residents is located on this island. If you stay in a Galapagos hotel on San Cristobal, you will be close to the Galapagos Islands' largest inland lake, Laguna El Junco. Even with a human presence on the island, there is no shortage of animal species who share the island. Some of these animals include many of the island's endemic bird species, marine iguanas and Galapagos tortoises.
Isabela is the largest of all the Galapagos Islands with over 4,600 square kilometers. Yet it's also one of the youngest. When you stay on Isabela Island, you can explore the five active volcanoes and all the geological features that are a direct result of the volcanic activity. This Island is a hot spot for geology enthusiasts. You can see uplifts, lava fields, tuff cones, and so much more.
Located in Puerto Velasco Ibarra, the Red Mangrove Lava Lodge is built entirely in pine wood from the mainland man made forests, this lodge is placed in front of the ocean on black lava surface. 10 independent small cabins equiped each with 1 twin size bed and a bunk bed can host up to 3 people each. Each cabin has its own bathroom, front porche, reading and shade area to allow you privacy and enjoyement of the outdoors as you observe the sea.
Nearly all the Galapagos Islands Hotels available have all the modern amenities one would come to expect from a hotel. The guest rooms are air-conditioned with clean bedding, cable televisions, complimentary toiletries and hot water. The hotel restaurants and bars serve local Ecuadorian cuisine and refreshing island beverages. With a Galapagos vacation package, these meals are included in the price of the room and tour of the Galapagos. Many of the hotels offer a swimming pool, Jacuzzi and outdoor lounge area for guests to relax in after a day of sightseeing. To bring it all together, the helpful and friendly hotel staffs will take care of any guest needs and try their best to make guests depart with a memorable vacation experience.