Ikala Galapagos Hotel , Galapagos

The brand new Ikala Galapagos Hotel in Puerto Ayora, Ecuador was built with a focus on sustainability and protecting the environment.

The hotel is protected from the strong Galapagos sun by the surrounding beautiful trees and gardens giving to the whole ambiance a natural freshness. The hot water for the showers is entirely heated by solar energy and the garden’s lighting is also provided by photovoltaic solar panels.

The hotel features a lovely swimming pool, bar area, and a beautiful terrace located on top of the main building, where you can find the restaurant and resting area. The terrace has an incredible view to the Puerto Ayora harbor.

Ikala Galapagos Hotel - Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

Ikala Hotel is located in the small city of Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. The hotel is just one block away from the main pier, allowing you to easily reach the pier and the main streets of Puerto Ayora (Avenida Baltra and Avenida Charles Darwin) where you will find plenty of shops, restaurants, bars and other facilities.

A 10 minute walk to the east along the Avenida Charles Darwin, will get you to the famous Charles Darwin Station and to the Galapagos M. Cifuentes Visitor Center where you can now observe the embalmed body of Solitary George, the world famous giant Galapagos Turtle. You can also easily find Las Ninfas Lagoon, a beautiful natural retreat, just a five minute walk from the hotel.

Ikala Galapagos Hotel Dining

The restaurant and bar area was designed by our talented architects to provide you with the ultimate luxury experience. This comfortable area has a 60 person capacity.

Every morning from 7:00 am to 10:00 am, guests can enjoy our delicious breakfast buffet while taking in the great view of the harbor. This ensures that you will be ready and full of energy to start a great day of exploring Galapagos.

Ikala Galapagos Hotel Restaurant

In the evening, our local chefs will delight you with delicious, healthy international and Galápagos-inspired dishes. We use only the freshest ingredients from local farms, contributing to the sustainability of Galapagos and generating jobs for the locals as well.

We can also provide special dishes for vegetarians and guests with other special requirements.

Ikala Hotel’s prime central location means you can easily explore Puerto Ayora on your own. With boutiques, restaurants, cafes, and bars, there is something to entertain everyone.


At night, for those eager to dance, the “Panga Disco Bar” is a popular spot to let loose. Every day of the week, you can visit the fisherman’s wharf and watch out for pelicans and sea lions wanting to taste the day’s catch! On Saturdays, you can experience the local lifestyle at the farmer’s market.

Our attentive employees will be ready to help you with detailed information about the different attractions you can visit from our prime location in Puerto Ayora.

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  • Ikala Galapagos Hotel Nearby Activities:
  • Ikala Galapagos Hotel Nearby Activities

  • ½ day Biking Tours
  • ½ day Highland Tours to observe giant Galapagos Turtles in their natural state
  • ½ day Bay Tour to visit Lobos Islet
  • ½ day tour of the beautiful Garrapatero Beach
  • ½ day walking tour to Tortuga Bay Beach
  • ½ day tour to visit local farms to observe coffee, banana and cacao plantations

Ikala Galapagos Hotel

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