An eco-friendly lodge on the Galapagos Island of Santa Cruz

luxury eco-lodge on Galapagos islands

• Secluded getaway on top of an extinct volcano
• Gourmet menu served in the restaurant, perched on the edge of a crater
• Guided day trips to explore the surrounding scenery and wildlife on a private yacht

Pikaia Lodge

In a unique setting on the crater of an extinct volcano, 450 metres above sea level, eco-friendly Pikaia Lodge provides guests with the unique opportunity to explore the fascinating natural heritage of the Galapagos Islands while staying in sheer comfort. The hotel operates daily land and sea tours on their private yacht, has its own giant tortoise reserve as well as a beautiful pool, a gourmet restaurant, a bar and a relaxing spa.

The rooms and villas at Pikaia Lodge are nestled on top of the small plateau of the main crate, between the savannah and the tropical misty forest of the volcanic highlands. As such they provide one of the most spectacular views on the Galapagos incorporating mountains, forests, volcanoes and the sea. Lie on a daybed by the pool and absorb the scenery. Then further unwind with a purifying body massage in the spa.

Go on a land exploration programme and discover the endemic wildlife. Visit the Charles Darwin Scientific Research Centre. Or, take a trip on the hotel yacht and enjoy hiking or snorkelling followed by sunbathing on the deck or watching out for dolphins. The next day, head to Santa Fe on Pikaia Lodge’s yacht to watch sea lions, iguanas, lava lizards, Darwin’s finches, swallow-tail gulls and petrels. At the end of the day, relax in the EVOLUTION restaurant and enjoy the sophisticated menu inspired by a unique fusion of Peruvian and Ecuadorian cuisine.

  • 14 rooms
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 floors


The rooms


Things to enjoy

Key Features

Air conditioning


Wireless internet connection

24-hour room service

Wedding services

Check in
  • 1500
Check out
  • 1100
Services & Facilities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Accessible facilities
  • All inclusive
  • Audio visual equipment
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Catering services
  • Children not allowed
  • Computer
  • Concierge desk
  • Early check-in
  • Fire safety compliant
  • Free parking
  • Full service housekeeping
  • High speed internet connection
  • Hotel does not provide pornographic films tv
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Late check out guarantee
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Lounges/bars
  • Massage services
  • Meeting rooms
  • Newspaper
  • Photocopy center
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Safe deposit box
  • Security
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Turndown service
  • Wakeup service
  • Wedding services
  • Wireless internet connection
Room Facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Cable television
  • Color television
  • Complimentary high speed internet in roo
  • Desk
  • Desk with electrical outlet
  • DVD player
  • High speed internet connection
  • High speed wireless
  • Marble bathroom
  • Meal included - breakfast
  • Meal included - dinner
  • Meal included - lunch
  • Safe
  • TV
  • Wireless internet connection
  • Childrens program
  • Dancing
  • Fine dining
  • Karaoke
  • Museum gallery viewing
  • Nature preserve trail
  • Safari
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Surfing
  • Tennis court
  • Weightlifting
  • Wine tasting


This hotel has been awarded:

  • 2015 Hot List: The Best New Hotels in the World - Conde Nast Traveler
  • It List 2015: the Best New Hotels on the Planet - Travel + Leisure