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Santa Cruz Hotels - Puerto Ayora

Not surprisingly, the largest town in Galapagos also has the most options. There are many choices: the most expensive hotels are on the waterfront or up in the highlands, while the inexpensive choices are set a couple streets back from the water.

Puerto Ayora is probably the best place to stay, as it's centrally located, has a number of restaurants, is known for good dive shops, and is close to several visitor sites like Los Gemelos that don't even require leaving the island!

Name / Location Description Key features / Location
Finch Bay - Santa Cruz Island Inquire

FINCH BAY ★★★★★

Price from: $254.00

Finch Bay Hotel is located in a tranquil setting surrounded by nature and looks out over a small bay and beach. The modern pool attracts ducks, herons and finches throughout the day and beach front access allows guests to enjoy the white sandy beach. The hotel’s secluded location ensures privacy while offering convenient access to the town by dingy or small boat, which are readily available.

The hotel includes a restaurant with an inspired chef who produces both international and local cuisine. There are all inclusive meal packages available; breakfast is a buffet with several hot dishes as well as an omelet chef on-hand, while the dinner menu features three options nightly, including a vegetarian choice.

Santa Cruz Island

  • Eco-hotel with international service standards
  • The only full-service Galapagos eco-hotel situated directly on a beach
  • On-site desalinization and purification plant (water)
  • Package-itineraries available
  • Private outdoor pool
  • Air-conditioning
Galapagos Safari Camp - Santa Cruz Island Inquire

GALAPAGOS SAFARI CAMP ★★★★★

Price from: $610.00

Galapagos Safari Camp is a new style of accommodation in the Galapagos. The camp is situated on a 55 hectare farm which is abundant with a plethora of bird and tree species and offers a luxurious stay in a natural setting. The Safari Camp is located in the highlands of Santa Cruz in the Santa Rosa area on the edge of the National Park. The camp’s position on a ridge provides a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean as well as the other islands.

The Galapagos Safari Camp pays careful attention to detail. The Safari Camp has a central lodge as well as eight African-style tents. Meals can be enjoyed in the dining room or outside on the veranda. The chef includes both local and international cuisine in his repertoire. Plenty of fresh local produce is incorporated into all of the meals

Santa Cruz Island

  • Infinity pool
  • Luxurious African-style safari tents
  • An amazing abundance of birdlife
  • Local and international cuisine featuring fresh local produce
  • Balconies in every tent with panoramic views
Isla Sol - Santa Cruz Island Inquire

ISLA SOL ★★★★★

Price from: $125.00

Isla Sol tower is located a few steps from our main building, Hotel Solymar, and near to restaurants, pubs, in Puerto Ayora. Isla Sol offers accommodations with exterior and interior view, though they share all public areas with Hotel Solymar, including pool, bar, restaurant and terrace with the best ocean view in Puerto Ayora.

There are 14 accommodations available, 8 with interior view and 6 with exterior view.

Santa Cruz Island

  • New Hotel in the island
  • Sun terrace
Royal Palm - Santa Cruz Island Inquire

ROYAL PALM ★★★★★

Price from: $193.00

The Royal Palm Hotel - a secluded hide-a-way nestling in the lush Miconia highland forests of Santa Cruz in the heart of the Galapagos. The Royal Palm is a spacious and exclusive 156 hectare (386 acres) private estate, only 20 minutes-drive from the bustling port town of Puerto Ayora. With just 8 Casitas and 13 exclusive villas, our guests can enjoy privacy, space and quiet seclusion.

Santa Cruz Island

  • Open pool area featuring its own waterfall and grotto
  • Two flood-lit outdoor hard surface tennis courts
  • Private jacuzzis in every suite
  • Unique secluded hideaway
  • Authentically constructed of local materials
  • Air-conditioning
  • Internet access
Albatros - Santa Cruz Island Inquire

ALBATROS ★★★★

Price from: $71.00

Albatros Hotel is located at the entrance of the city of Puerto Ayora on Baltra and Albatros Avenues, near the Pampas Coloras Stadium and the Government Council Offices.

Santa Cruz Island

  • Wi-Fi internet access in all the areas of the Hotel
  • Jacuzzi and pool
  • Event Hall
Angermeyer Waterfront Inn - Santa Cruz Island Inquire

ANGERMEYER WATERFRONT INN ★★★★

Price from: $155.00

Angermeyer Waterfront Inn is located on a peninsula in Academy Bay with a spectacular view of the bay and the interior of Santa Cruz Island. The Inn completed construction in 2007, and has since been a natural choice for visitors searching for quality and preferring to stay in a smaller, friendlier hotel with a distinct Galápagos-feel. In the mornings, a lavish buffet breakfast is served on the patio. A beautiful wooden deck has been built out over the water where lunches are served, as well as dinner by candlelight. From the deck it is possible to see sea turtles, sea lions and iguanas swimming past. Pelicans, frigate birds and blue-footed boobies are also frequent visitors. There is also a guest lounge that offers a full bar service.

Santa Cruz Island

  • Lavish buffet breakfast
  • Waterfront location with views of Academy Bay
  • Wooden deck built over the water
  • Free WiFi
  • Air-conditioning
Bay House - Santa Cruz Island Inquire

BAY HOUSE ★★★★

Price from: $795.00

The Bay House has an excellent marina front location in central Puerto Ayora. The property is fully serviced and is an ideal base for small groups or families to explore the islands.

Santa Cruz Island

  • Unrivalled Location
  • Excellent Social Areas
  • Private Dock
  • Package-itineraries available
  • Fully Serviced
Cucuve - Santa Cruz Island Inquire

CUCUVE ★★★★

Price from: $124.00

Cucuve Suites is located in Puerto Ayora. Guests have bar and organic coffee free all day. Hotel’s rooms have TV, private bathroom, dry hair and amenities free. Also the hotel offer free WIFI. Cucuve Suites is a beautiful hotel in where you feel like a home.

Santa Cruz Island

  • Hotel Boutique
  • Ideal for Families
  • Spacious Rooms with Balconies
  • Triple Accomodation
Red Mangrove Adventure Lodge - Santa Cruz Island Inquire

RED MANGROVE ADVENTURE LODGE ★★★★

Price from: $203.00

Red Mangrove Aventura Lodge offers a perfect setting for any holiday. Arriving through a canopy of red mangroves to the entrance creates a sensation of entering an idyllic paradise. Upon entering the Lodge itself, there are white rooms that reflect the sun as it shines in from across the sea with tastefully exposed wooden beams. Guests typically start their day on the lodge's waterfront terrace in the company of sun-basking marine iguanas, scuttling Sally Lightfoot crabs and soaring frigatebirds. Relax in the sun like a marine iguana or sit back in the bubbles of the soothing jacuzzi.

Santa Cruz Island

  • Land-based adventure programs available
  • A lodge committed to sustainable tourism in the Galapagos
  • Stunning range of wildlife observable from wooden terrace
  • Complimentary bicycles for you to use around town
  • Air-conditioning
  • Wireless internet access
Solymar - Santa Cruz Island Inquire

SOLYMAR ★★★★

Price from: $203.00

Solymar Hotel is located in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island and has a rich history of hospitality and service in the Galapagos Islands. The hotel had humble beginnings; it changed first from a storeroom to a bungalow for scientists visiting the Charles Darwin Research Station. As demand increased so did the size of the hotel. There are 17 comfortable and modern rooms in the main sea-front tower, each with air-conditioning, a telephone, a bathroom, and a private balcony which allows one to enjoy a spectacular ocean view, first-class facilities (pool, Jacuzzi, restaurant and bar), and the service and attention of a marvelous staff.

Santa Cruz Island

  • Diverse international staff
  • Swimming pool and Jacuzzi on the terrace
  • Located close to the Charles Darwin Research Station
  • Completely remodeled in December 2006
  • Excursions to other islands
  • Air-conditioning
  • Free WiFi access
Villa Laguna - Santa Cruz Island Inquire

VILLA LAGUNA ★★★★

Price from: $96.00

Villa Laguna is a shining example of comfort. Located at Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island, the hotel is three stories set in front of a fresh-water pool. Enjoy the El Manglar Restaurant, on site and eager for the opportunity to serve you breakfast, lunch, and dinner at one of the fine tables or poolside. The rooms are clean and minimalist, with ample clear spaces to help you clear your mind and take in the majesty of the islands. Poolside there are plenty of spaces to lounge in the rich Galapagos breeze.

Santa Cruz Island

  • Fresh-water pool
  • Calm, clean atmosphere
  • Abundant lounge areas
  • Rooms with balconies available
  • Air-conditioning
Casa Natura - Santa Cruz Island Inquire

CASA NATURA ★★★

Price from: $85.00

Casa Natura is located in Puerto Ayora, on Santa Cruz Island. This charming hotel is intimate and features many amenities which will make your Galapagos adventure not only majestic, but also comfortable. Casa Natura features a fresh-water pool and spacious, finely decorated rooms with air-conditioning. You will find a bar, an open dining room, and several lounge areas for relaxing. The hotel is located eight to ten minutes from Fisherman's pier and the town's main promenade. Casa Natura can also help you arrange diving tours and island hopping.

Santa Cruz Island

  • Fresh-water pool
  • Lounge areas
  • Bar on­site
  • Located near main promenade
  • Air-conditioning
Fernandina - Santa Cruz Island Inquire

FERNANDINA ★★★

Price from: $92.00

Fernandina Hotel is a warm and comfortable space offering personalized service. Located in a residential neighborhood, the hotel offers plenty of peace at just 10 minutes away from the Charles Darwin Station. Hotel Fernandina has 23 rooms surrounded by beautiful gardens. A stay at this hotel is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the enchantment of the Galapagos Islands. There are single, double and triple rooms, with private bathrooms, permanent hot water and air conditioning in all the rooms. Guests can also enjoy the hotel pool, Jacuzzi, bar, a restaurant and laundry service. Fernandina is the perfect place to stay whether you are looking to stay on-land and participate in small excursions to other islands or if you just want to extend your cruise trip to enjoy Puerto Ayora.

Santa Cruz Island

  • Pool and Jacuzzi
  • Charming gardens to relax in
  • Located in residential neighborhood for peace and quiet
  • Continental breakfast included
  • Air-conditioning
Galapagos Suites - Santa Cruz Island Inquire

GALAPAGOS SUITES ★★★

Price from: $104.00

The Galapagos Suites is a place of magic and tranquility. This hotel offers personalized first-class assistance and strives to provide a unique experience, both at the hotel and in the surrounding islands. The staff at Galapagos Suites seeks to understand and fulfill the expectations of the guests and can suggest customized itineraries. The Galapagos Suites also organize activities to optimize the Galapagos experience. The Suites is within walking distance of the waterfront. This allows the guests to experience the richness of the local culture, cuisine and beaches available in Puerto Ayora.

Santa Cruz Island

  • Personalized assistance
  • Activities to optimize your Galapagos experience
  • Quiet surroundings
  • Air-conditioning
Mainao - Santa Cruz Island Inquire

MAINAO ★★★

Price from: $71.00

Mainao Hotel is a pleasant and clean hotel with a friendly, experienced staff. Located near the main street of Puerto Ayora, it is conveniently accessible while being set apart from the busy activity of the town. Mainao has lovely outdoor open areas within the hotel to wander in and relax. A former tour guide, the owner has utilized his knowledge of tourists’ needs to thoroughly equip his hotel. From a holiday retreat, Mainao has grown to a hotel with ten rooms – three single, three double/matrimonial, two triples, one quadruple and a suite. A continental breakfast is served every morning using organic products from local farms.

Santa Cruz Island

  • Peaceful gardens and patios
  • Arabic/Moroccan inspired construction
  • Comfortable family environment
Santa Fe Suites - Santa Cruz Island Inquire

SANTA FE SUITES ★★★

Price from: $56.00

Suites Sante Fe is located in Puerto Ayora, with more than 20 years of experience in daily tours on the Galapagos Islands, its main role is to provide the passenger the satisfaction of being in contact with nature and enjoy the fauna and flora.

Santa Cruz Island

  • Comfortable accommodation
  • Well-appointed suites
  • Located in the main city in the islands
Silberstein - Santa Cruz Island Inquire

SILBERSTEIN ★★★

Price from: $148.00

The Silberstein Hotel is located on Santa Cruz Island in the center of Puerto Ayora. Formerly known as the 'Residencial Silberstein', it was opened by a German family who came to the islands at the beginning of the century. This hotel serves not only as a place to stay, but also as an information centre for tourists. With 24 beautiful rooms, Hotel Silberstien is surrounded by a magnificent subtropical garden with a small pool. Furthermore the hotel provides a coffee bar and a restaurant as well as laundry service. Hotel Silberstein is one of the first hotels on the Galápagos Islands with its own dive center in cooperation with the well-known diving agency Subaqua. You can discover a wonderful underwater macrocosm that you won't find anywhere else in the world.

Santa Cruz Island

  • Picturesque swimming pool
  • Information centre for tourists
  • Magnificent tropical garden views
  • Dive centre
  • Air-conditioning
Espana - Santa Cruz Island Inquire

ESPANA ★★

Price from: $29.00

España hotel is owned by a local family, traditional and pioneer of Galapagos, descendants of one of the first colonists of Santa Cruz Island, is managed directly by its owners. You can enjoy a family atmosphere, share and listen to stories and way of life of the colonization of the Galapagos Islands in the last century. Located in Puerto Ayora, to 200 meters from the seashore and the City boardwalk, the España Hotel provide a welcoming atmosphere with all the amenities that tourists look for to relax, its personalized service will make your visit an unforgettable experience with affordable prices and a first class service.

Santa Cruz Island

  • Surrounded by exotic plants and flowers native to the islands
  • Reception and trilingual tourist office
  • Air-conditioning
Fiesta - Santa Cruz Island Inquire

FIESTA ★★

Price from: $57.00

Fiesta Hotel is located in the town of Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island and is set up to host large and small groups. After you are picked up from the airport, courtesy of Hotel Fiesta, you will find that the accommodations meet your every need. The game room will entertain you while our fresh-water pool invites you to relax. You'll find that the rooms are spacious and accommodating with air-conditioning, hot-water showers, a television and attractive decorations. There is a restaurant on-site which will be happy to serve you both Ecuadorian and international cuisine.

Santa Cruz Island

  • Fresh-water pool
  • Game room: billiards, foosball, ping-pong etc.
  • Set up for conventions and vacations
  • Spacious/comfortable lodging
  • Air-conditioning
Galapagos Native - Santa Cruz Island Inquire

GALAPAGOS NATIVE ★★

Price from: $50.00

Located just 50 m from the beach in Galapagos, this guest house offers quick access to the island’s tourist destinations. Galapagos Native has laundry facilities and free Internet. Each room at this property comes equipped with a flat-screen cable TV, plus a minibar and a private bathroom with a shower and toilet. Galapagos Native is an eco-friendly property, built with recyclable materials and offering biodegradable cleaning products.

Santa Cruz Island

  • Ecolodge
  • Centrally location
Red Booby - Santa Cruz Island Inquire

RED BOOBY ★★

Price from: $57.00

Red Booby Hotel offers warm personal service in this wonderfully situated hotel in the center of Puerto Ayora. The hotel provides all the comforts of home as well as the luxury and magnificence of an exceptional hotel. The charming private pool on the third floor is the perfect place to go in order to escape the afternoon heat and humidity, or simply to relax and enjoy the stunning views of the ocean.

Santa Cruz Island

  • Third-floor private pool with ocean views
  • Variety of tour packages available
  • Scuba diving programs
  • Air-conditioning
Verde Azul - Santa Cruz Island Inquire

VERDE AZUL ★★

Price from: $47.00

Verde Azul Hotel is situated in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. It is home to a relaxing terrace which presents a breathtaking view of Santa Cruz Bay, Santa Fe Bay, and Lobo Island. Eight of the fifteen available rooms overlook the sea; all are air-conditioned and have hot water showers. Breakfast is included with your stay, and Internet is available for from 7am-9pm. Tours can be arranged from within the hotel, and guides who speak English, Spanish or French are available. This hotel is managed by the owner who takes great care to ensure your comfort.

Santa Cruz Island

  • Fantastic views
  • Spacious rooms
  • Trilingual tour guide (English, Spanish, French)
  • Owner operated
  • Internet available
  • Air-conditioning
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