Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands, photo by Murray Foubister
Galapagos Islands (photo by Murray Foubister)
 

The Galápagos Islands are an archipelago of volcanic islands located nearly 1,00 km (530 mi) off of the coast of the Equator in the Pacific Ocean, of which they are a part.
The group consists of 18 main islands, 3 smaller islands, and roughly 107 rock islets.

The Galápagos Islands and their surrounding waters form an Ecuadorian province, a national park, and a biological marine reserve. The islands have a population of slightly over 25,000.

The islands are famed for their vast number of endemic species and were studied by Charles Darwin during the voyage of the Beagle. His observations and collections contributed to the inception of Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection.

Options for flying into the Galapagos are limited to two islands; San Cristobal and Baltra.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
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Hostal El Paraiso

Located in Puerto Ayora, 2.8 km from Tortuga Bay, Hostal El Paraiso boasts air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. Every room is equipped with a flat-screen TV. The rooms are fitted with a private bathroom equipped with a shower. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 9.7/10.

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The Dock House

The Dock House is a detached holiday home located in Puerto Ayora in the Santa Cruz Island Region and is 2.6 km from Tortuga Bay. The property boasts views of the garden and is 2.6 km from El Garrapatero Beach. Average score from 51 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$105

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Galapagos Safari Camp

Offering a year-round outdoor pool, Galapagos Safari Camp is set in Bellavista. Puerto Ayora is 19 km from the property. Free WiFi is available . Towels are offered. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$614

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Suymar Ecolodge Galapagos

Offering free bike rental, Suymar Ecolodge Galapagos is located on the island of Santa Cruz. It is a 10-minute drive from Puerto Ayora and features rustic, colonial-style décor and free WiFi. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$45

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Hospedaje Carliza II

Located in the Galápagos National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site, this Puerto Ayora Carliza Suites offers free WiFi across the property. Museo JICA is 800 metres away. Average score from 31 guest reviews: 6.3/10.

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The Finch House (La Casa del Pinzón)

The Finch House (La Casa del Pinzón)

The Finch House is a detached holiday home located in Puerto Ayora in the Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos and is 4 km from Tortuga Bay. The holiday home is 20 km from El Garrapatero Beach. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property. Average score from 21 guest reviews: 9.6/10.

$59

 
$599.6
Torre Mar Galapagos

Torre Mar Galapagos

Featuring free WiFi and air conditioning, Torre Mar Galapagos is set in Puerto Ayora, 2.8 km from Tortuga Bay. El Garrapatero Beach is 2.8 km from the property. Average score from 207 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$55

$559.5
Nelyza's Suites & Adventure

Nelyza's Suites & Adventure

Nelyza’s Suites & Adventure is a property located 1.7 km from La Estación Beach, in Santa Cruz Island. It offers bicycles on loan free of charge and free WiFi access. Average score from 207 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$70

$709.5
Posada del Mar

Posada del Mar

Featuring free WiFi, Posada del Mar offers accommodation in Puerto Ayora. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Certain units include views of the sea or garden. Every room includes a private bathroom fitted with a bath or shower. Average score from 37 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$75

 
$759.3
Hostal Baltra (Galapagos Apart and Suites)

Hostal Baltra (Galapagos Apart and Suites)

Offering free WiFi and an outdoor pool, Galápagos Apart and Suites is located just 400 metres from City Market Puerto Ayora. Each air-conditioned room offers a flat-screen TV with cable and satellite channels. An ensuite bathroom is included. Average score from 207 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$60

 
$609.1
Hotel Palace Galapagos

Hotel Palace Galapagos

Hotel Palace Galapagos is located in central Puerto Ayora, 200 metres from a commercial zone and 1.3 km from Charles Darwin Station. Buffet breakfast is provided free of charge. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$65

 
$659.1
Galapagos Chalet

Galapagos Chalet

Only 100 metres from the beach, Galápagos Chalet offers bright air-conditioned rooms in a country-style house in upscale quiet Punta Estrada, a 5-minute boat drive from Puerto Ayora’s commercial area. Free Wi-Fi is available on common areas. Average score from 40 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$82 - $700

 
$829.1
La Fortaleza De Haro

La Fortaleza De Haro

Located in Santa Cruz, 15 minutes walk from Charles Darwin Station and beach, La Fortaleza De Haro offers an outdoor pool and free WiFi access. Guests can also enjoy a free daily breakfast throughout their stay. Average score from 72 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$60

 
$608.9
Isla Azul

Isla Azul

Located within Galapagos National Park in Puerto Ayora, Blue Booby House is a 20-minute walk from La Estación Beach. Features include a continental breakfast, garden with a terrace, and free WiFi. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$70

 
$708.9
Hotel Dejavu

Hotel Dejavu

Offering an outdoor pool, a restaurant and free American breakfast, Hotel Dejavu is located 800 metres from Galápagos National Park. Free WiFi access is available in all areas. Average score from 25 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$70

 
$708.9
Ocean Dreams

Ocean Dreams

Featuring a bike rental service, Ocean Dreams offers self-catering accommodation. Free WiFi access is available. Average score from 39 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$80

 
$808.9
Bed & Breakfast La Peregrina

Bed & Breakfast La Peregrina

Bed & Breakfast La Peregrina is located in front of Pelican Bay and 15 minutes’ walk from Playa de los Alemanes Beach. Free WiFi access is available in public areas. Each room here will provide you with air conditioning. Average score from 34 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$66

 
$668.8
Twin Lodge Galapagos

Twin Lodge Galapagos

Boasting an outdoor swimming pool and only 200 metres away from Tunel del Amor cave, Twin Lodge Galapagos offers accommodation with mountain views on Galápagos Island. Average score from 34 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$68

 
$688.8
Zurisadai

Zurisadai

Offering a hot tub, a restaurant and snack bar, Zurisadai is located 2 km from Charles Darwin Research Station and 500 metres from Puerto Ayora Market. Free WiFi access is available throughout. Each room offers flat-screen TV and air conditioning. Average score from 161 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$53

 
$538.7
Lava House Hostal

Lava House Hostal

Located 500 meters from Pelican Bay and the Main Square, Lava House Hostel offers WiFi access and a daily breakfast included in the rate. A fully equipped common kitchen and a garden are featured on site. Average score from 189 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$74

 
$748.7
Hostal Tintorera

Hostal Tintorera

Hostal Tintorera offers spacious apartments situated just 400 metres from the boardwalk in Puerto Ayora. It features free WiFi and bicycle rental. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$75

$758.6
Casa Eden

Casa Eden

Casa Eden is located in Galápago, just 950 metres from the beach. It features a beautiful garden, a terrace and free WiFi access in all areas. Each room here will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and a balcony. Average score from 52 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$60

 
$608.5

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