Direct, intimate contact with wildlife is inevitable: we’re surrounded by a protected national park whose feathered and scaly residents like to drop in on us from time to time.
The Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel, a proud member of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, is your Galapagos exploration headquarters, a beachfront base from which to discover the wildlife of the islands aboard our private yacht, and create your own adventures on land and on sea. The perfect complement to a Galapagos cruise, or a destination on its own, a stay at the Finch Bay allows you to feel the islands’ essence. The hotel is both close and yet separate from the town. The island of Santa Cruz is part of the Galapagos archipelago’s central islands, which means that most of the National Park’s important highlight visitor sites (Bartolome, North Seymour, etc.) can be reached easily on the day-long Island Yacht Explorations.
At the restaurant, you’ll find fresh, local ingredients (many from our own vegetable garden) prepared using modern techniques, executed with flair, and accompanied by authentic, stellar service. You haven’t tasted luxury until you’ve tried the sustainable slipper lobster
The all-inclusive Galapagos tour programs - 3, 4 and 7 nights - combine exploring visitor sites within the National Park aboard the hotel’s own yacht with days full of learning and relaxation closer to the hotel on Santa Cruz Island. You will join the highly-qualified, bilingual naturalist staff for day-trips to nearby islands aboard the yacht. You’ll be part of a small group of only 20 guests, with fully personalized service aboard with 4 crew members, delicious buffet lunch, air-conditioned interiors, viewing decks.
While staying with us at the Finch Bay in Puerto Ayora… You could read a book by the freshwater swimming pool, or contemplate life among the mangroves… You could feel the rush of adrenalin riding the surf, or the rush of the wind riding a bike downhill towards the shore.
You could be amazed at the array of iconic creatures and other-worldly landscapes. You could open up new realms of discovery just by putting your head underwater while snorkelling from our beach or from our private yacht.
The ecologically-orientated Finch Bay Eco Hotel has 6 Finch Bay Suites and 21 Finch Bay Rooms all with bathrooms and air conditioning. Delicious, healthy international and Galapagos-inspired dishes are prepared daily by the hotel’s qualified Executive Chef, using the freshest ingredients – including many from its organic vegetable garden.
Finch Bay Rooms
The hotel’s 21 Finch Bay Rooms are arrayed in a ring around the property, connected by an attractive wooden walkway through the hotel’s recently re-landscaped gardens. All of the rooms have balconies with hammocks, perfect for a read or a snooze after a day discovering the islands.
Finch Bay Suites
The hotel’s Finch Bay Suites are the newest additions to its architecture. They’re split into two sets, with four to the west of the property and two to the east. All of them are slightly elevated – although artfully mimetic with their walls lined with dark volcanic stones and discreet wooden handrails – giving them unparalleled views across the bay and the ocean.