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Pikaia Luxury Lodge

Located on Santa Cruz Island.

Experience luxury in a whole new way – the environmentally conscious Pikaia eco-hotel is a cutting edge addition to the hotel scene of the central-most Galapagos Island, Santa Cruz. As a traveler to this hidden paradise of the world, you will witness pristinely kept ecosystems, and at Pikaia, they help you play your part in creating a more sustainable Galapagos experience.

With its own private 76-acre giant tortoise reserve, located in the transition zone between the arid savanna and the tropical mist forest, the lodge has the perfect weather for a comfortable and unforgettable stay.

With a state-of the-art design, Pikaia Lodge not only offers guests the most comfortable rooms, but it also demonstrates highly advanced environmental management techniques, being the first 5-star facility in Ecuador to be carbon neutral. The lodge is equipped with water treatment plants, water recycling systems, rainwater collectors, and energy is provided by alternative energy systems, all with the aim of achieving the LEED operational certification.

Hotel Details

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  • Location: Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz

  • Rooms: Pikaia lodge hosts 6 superior rooms and 6 deluxe rooms.

Rates includes:

  • Room accommodations.
  • Daily guided multilingual land and marine explorations programs.
  • Lodge transport from and to Baltra Airport
  • All meals
  • Scientific conferences and lectures.
  • Complimentary welcome drink.
  • All bottled water, coffee, hot chocolate or tea, juices, and soft drinks in the Lodge and onboard the Yacht Pikaia I and Pikaia II Fishing Boat.
  • The use of the Yacht or the Lodge's wetsuits, snorkeling equipment, kayaks, mountain bikes, and helmets.
  • Unlimited use of the pool, sauna, and Whirlpool at Lucy's Spa.
  • Internet use and WiFi connection in assigned public areas.
  • Books and DVD videos from our selected library for in-room/ Yacht viewing or reading.

Not included:

  • Ticket from Quito to Galapagos to Quito
  • Galapagos entrance fee of $100.00
  • $20 Transit Control Card
  • Tips, phones, Internet services.
  • Laundry service
  • Drinks, alcoholic beverages
  • Consumptions or personal charges


Pikaia lodge hosts 6 superior rooms and 6 deluxe rooms:
With an area of 43m sq., superior and deluxe rooms feature floor-to-wall windows for a panoramic view, and private shaded terraces for a spectacular view of the surroundings. Rooms are furnished with two queen sized beds or one king sized bed, cotton linens, duvet covers, and hypoallergenic pillows.

Rooms are designed to maintain a cool temperature due to natural cross ventilation design, and guests can use the split air conditioners and ventilators in each room for maximum comfort.

Bathrooms have a walk-in closet, two sinks, a separate shower area with amazing ocean views, and a separated closed toilet room. Following its eco-friendly design, each room is equipped with biodegradable luxury bath amenities.

There is also 1 Suite and 1 Pool Suite.
Always inviting, our suite and pool suite are quite ample, boasting a comfortable 51m sq. in size, including terrace space and roomy 22m sq. bathrooms. All suites are finished with exquisite details of the finest quality and furnished with cotton linens, a king sized bed, beautiful duvet covers, and hypoallergenic plush pillows, a desk chair, cozy lounge chairs, and a sofa bed. The Pikaia Pool Suite has its own private plunge pool, which is sure to make your stay as unique as it will be comfortable.


Lucky to have such an exclusive location on the central island of Santa Cruz, our visitors are able to enjoy easy access to some of the most acclaimed National Park visitor sites and beaches. The exclusive 100-foot private yacht, Pikaia I, is the headliner of our explorations. This unique vessel offers its visitors safety, luxury, and relaxation on every day-tour expedition. At Pikaia Lodge we offer guided full-day and half-day tour programs that explore the unique landscapes and marine wildlife of the islands.

These programs last four, five, and eight days. Every morning before taking off on an adventure, our experienced guides plan out different adventure options based on weather imagery and tide charts generated through satellites. Our programs include activities such as hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, visiting beaches, volcanic craters, or lava tunnels; looking for giant tortoises and endemic wildlife; and visiting the Charles Darwin Scientific Research Center or visiting organic coffee farms in the highlands to see how the indigenous people live. We also offer a unique fishing tour experience on our smaller boat, the Pikaia II (35 foot fishing boat) on our half-day tours.

Local Attractions

  • Black Turtle Cove
  • Las Bachas
  • Cerro Dragón
  • Charles Darwin Station
  • Conway Bay
  • Highlands
  • Surrounding islands
  • Turtle Bay
  • Tortoise Reserve
  • Puerto Ayora
  • Lava tunnels
  • Pelican Bay

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