Galapagos Islands

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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 3 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 7 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.

$22

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Galapagos Cottages

Galapagos Cottages

Offering an outdoor swimming pool, Villas Galapagos Cottages is located in Puerto Ayora, just 3 blocks away from the island's commercial area. Free WiFi access is available in this holiday home. Average score from 88 guest reviews: 9.8/10.

$180

 
$1809.8
Casa Marina Galapagos

Casa Marina Galapagos

Situated 2.7 km from Tortuga Bay and 2.7 km from El Garrapatero Beach, Casa Marina Galapagos offers accommodation in Puerto Ayora. Guests benefit from terrace and a sun terrace. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 9.8/10.

$360

$3609.8
El Descanso del Guia

El Descanso del Guia

Located 3 km from Tortuga Bay in Puerto Ayora, El Descanso del Guia features a restaurant, bar and free WiFi. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and has a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Rooms have a private bathroom. Average score from 411 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$100

$1009.5
The Dock House

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

$1059.5
Rancho Don Solo

Rancho Don Solo

Rancho Don Solo is located 11 km from Puerto Ayora and features an extensive garden and free breakfast. Free WiFi access is available in all areas and free shuttle service is offered. Average score from 29 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$120

$1209.5
Galapagos Safari Camp

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 3 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$614

$6149.5
Hotel Del Sol Galapagos

Hotel Del Sol Galapagos

Located 500 metres from the Pacific Bank in Pichincha, Suites del Sol offers free Wi-Fi and breakfast in Puerto Ayora. Tortuga bay is 3 km from the property. Average score from 54 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$89

 
$899.1
Semilla Verde Boutique Hotel

Semilla Verde Boutique Hotel

Semilla Verde Boutique Hotel gives its guests the real traditional guesthouse experience in Santa Cruz Island. It is located only a 12-minute drive from Puerto Ayora. It offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and private balconies. Average score from 29 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$180

 
$1809.1
Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel

Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel

Only 10 metres from Alemanes Beach, Hotel Finch Bay offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and air conditioning in Puerto Ayora, in Galapagos Island. It features a swimming pool and a restaurant, as well as a pier with yachts to visit the islands. Average score from 84 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$329 - $434

 
$3299.1
Los Cibeles Guest House

Los Cibeles Guest House

Suites Los Cibeles Lodging House is a self-catering accommodation located in Puerto Ayora. The property offers free parking. Each suite will provide you with a cable TV, a patio and a minibar. Average score from 67 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$700

$7008.8
Hotel Flamingo

Hotel Flamingo

Offering a restaurant, Hotel Flamingo is located in Santa Cruz. Guests enjoy free WiFi and a daily mini-buffet breakfast, plus a range of restaurants and shops within a 2-minute walk. Average score from 16 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$85

 
$858.7
Hotel Red Booby

Hotel Red Booby

Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Hotel Red Booby is located in Puerto Ayora. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a TV and air conditioning. Average score from 189 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$102

$1028.7
Hotel Fiesta

Hotel Fiesta

Featuring a restaurant, Hotel Fiesta offers free Wi-Fi and breakfast in Santa Cruz. The diving centres are 150 metres away and Tortuga bay is 400 metres from the hotel. Average score from 290 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$102

 
$1028.6
Hotel Villa Laguna

Hotel Villa Laguna

Offering an outdoor pool and on-site restaurant, Hotel Villa Laguna is located in Puerto Ayora. Waterfront bars and restaurants are less than 10 minutes' walk away. De las Ninfas Lagoon is 700 metres away. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$110

$1108.6
Hotel Fernandina

Hotel Fernandina

Located in Santa Cruz, Hotel Fernandina offers a free daily breakfast buffet, an outdoor swimming pool and free WiFi access throughout. Tortuga Bay beach is just a 20-minute boat ride away. Average score from 290 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$148

$1488.6
Piedras Blancas Lodge

Piedras Blancas Lodge

Offering an indoor pool and a restaurant, Piedras Blancas Lodge is located in Galápagos, surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens. It features free WiFi, a swimming pool and a shared terrace. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$85

$858.1
Casa del Lago Hotel

Casa del Lago Hotel

Set in a charming house with a garden, Casa del Lago Hotel offers self-catering apartments with private balconies in Santa Cruz. Charles Darwin Research Station is 1 km away. Average score from 28 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$85 - $180

 
$858.1

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