Pikaia Lodge Galapagos is nestled in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island in the very volcanic heart of the enchanted isles. Due to its strategic location it is the ideal place to stay for land-based exploration of the archipelago.
Just minutes from the town of Puerto Ayora and at the same time hidden in a secluded location, the eco friendly lodge rests on top of an extinct volcano crater, while its 31 hectares private garden borders the wild giant tortoise reserve. Pikaia Lodge is a stunning alternative for exploring the “last paradise on Earth” in a truly sustainable, yet luxurious land based way. The Pikaia Lodge concept is designed for the environmentally conscious, eco-adventure traveler, who seeks intimate contact with the unique natural heritage of the Galapagos National Park along with all the comforts of a highly evolved lifestyle.
As a Pikaia Lodge guest , you will enjoy active, quality guided land and marine day excursions in small groups. Several wildlife visitor sites can be reached, on a land tour without leaving Santa Cruz island. However, If you look to visit an uninhabited Galapagos Island, these can be reached within relatively short navigation times on board the lodge's large, comfortable, safe and stable ocean going private yacht Pikaia I. In fact, you will discover some of the finest beaches of the Galapagos near the lodge, a great opportunity to encounter the local sea lion community or snorkel with sea turtles and eagle rays.
The lodge offers several all inclusive tour packages that cover distinct landscapes, the land and marine wildlife of the Galapagos islands, under fixed four, five or eight-day programs. Designed for both the physically active adventure traveler, who seeks close contact with the incredible wildlife, and for the slow paced traveler who enjoys panoramic views of nearby islands, volcanic cones and the overall beauty that surrounds the Galapagos from the comfort of their balcony room.
Adventurous travelers can take advantage of inland and sea level activities such as kayaking, snorkeling, biking, hiking alongside a volcanic crater, or end each day by taking a leisurely walk as they observe Darwin's finches, the giant tortoises (the official Galapagos National Park mascot) and other creatures that share the private garden areas.
Alternatively, travelers who wish to relax and enjoy the slow pace of Santa Cruz island can take advantage of the indulgent massage, sauna, and whirlpool rooms at Sumaq Spa. The hotel facilities offer 180-degree expansive views of the coastline as a memorable way to wind down after a day of exploration. For those who get seasick or just prefer more time poolside (indeed, Pikaia's infinity pool is the place to be).
The advantage a guest at Galapagos Pikaia Lodge enjoys over a liveaboard yacht vacation is returning to a 5 star luxury property every evening. They are pampered, do not have to stick to an agenda and are treated to delightful meals at the evolution restaurant which can please the most demanding palates. It is also ideal for those who are sensitive to motion sickness or sensations like "sea legs", or those whose cruise fixed departure dates may not fit within their vacation window
The Pikaia Lodge Galapagos concept is a luxury land based eco-adventure with the highest level of comfort and services. The ultra-luxurious propery is a sustainable, eco-friendly alternative to traditional regional cruises with 14 accommodations and a private luxury yacht for sightseeing at sea. This eco-friendly 14-room boutique hotel is one more jaw-dropping example that luxury and a conscience do combine. For sure the highlight of any traveler who makes it part of their South America adventure.
These six beautiful rooms on the ground floor are nestled on top of the ocean front hill aside our main crater , nearby the central building. All of them have floor to ceiling windows with access to private shaded terraces and breathtaking unobstructed views.
These six beautiful rooms in the first floor are nestled on top of the small plateau of our main crater, conveniently close to the main building. All have panoramic floor to ceiling windows with access to intimate shaded in room balconies and breathtaking expansive views.
This beautiful and spacious room is cradled at the hilltop with panoramic views of the volcano rim and the pacific ocean, not far from Pikaia lodge guest facilities such as the Sumaq Spa and Evolution Restaurant. This suite has floor to ceiling windows with access to a private shaded terrace and breathtaking oceanside scenery.
This beautiful and spacious suite is nestled on top of the small plateau of our main crater, conveniently close to the main building. This suite has panoramic floor to ceiling windows with access to a private plunge pool and a shaded terrace with breathtaking unobstructed views. Decorations include peruvian travertine marble bathrooms and other noble materials.
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