On a hilltop on the iconic fire born landscape of the Galapagos Islands sits a fantastic eco-lodge. One of the most ecologically diverse hotspots on the planet, Pikaia Lodge is the ideal base from which to set out an explore while ensuring you leave the unspoiled beauty just as you found it. Located in Santa Cruz Island, there are abundant empty sandy white beaches and secluded coves with incredible wildlife.
29 Rooms and two suites
Private yacht access
Homo Sapiens lounge
Activities include scuba diving, mountain biking, sea kayaking, sport fishing and hiking
Fully catered in the Evolution restaurant
The lodge itself is spacious and serene and from its perch, it provides staggeringly beautiful panoramas of the sparkling waters and barren wilderness of the Galapagos. In the heart of its own private giant tortoise reserve, these gentle giants will become an enjoyable daily sighting during your stay. To rest your head, choose between terrace rooms, balcony rooms a garden suite or the luxury pool suite. The terrace and balcony rooms have their own private deck and bathrooms, with floors made of bamboo for extra comfort. All have generous proportions and feature floor to ceiling windows to make the most of the phenomenal views. The garden and pool suites are more secluded but still close to the main lodge. With more areas to lounge, these are a good option for a small family or for those wanting a more private stay. Meals take place at the Evolution restaurant, a beautiful space giving expansive views over the infinity pool and the pristine Galapagos National Park.
With an array of the finest South American wines complimenting the gastronomic experiences, this is premium fine dining. The menus have been created with a unique fusion of Ecuadorian and international flavours with frequently changing menus to give variety during your stay. The wellness centre, Sumaq Spa is perched on the rim of the craters at the eastern end of the main building maximising the views of the Pacific, creating a spiritual space of wellbeing. With Japanese inspired minimal design and treatments designed to relax and reinvigorate, it’s a nourishing experience after an active day playing around the Galapagos.
One of the most advanced green lodges built in the world. It operates with alternative energy resources and has a comprehensive social responsibility program
Uses sun efficiently to heat water and light natural interior, built to use passive cooling
The lodge is carbon neutral
Intensive Recyling and waste management programs
Engaged in ambitious program for reforesting with native and endemic species, in order to set favourable conditions for the wild tortoises and birds to return
Provide teachers for the local El Cascajo school and donated material to replace the church roof
Lodge sources agricultural products such as Galapagos organic coffee, vegetables and seasonal fruits, mostly from the El Cascajo community
Promotes and includes in its guest programs, activities owned and run by village residents
Why we love it
Aiming to achieve a happy equilibrium between development and preservation the efforts to create a sustainable and enriching experience for guests is spectacular. With the ethos of enrichment and immersion into this stunning environment fundamental to the way they engage with guests through activities, food and wellness, Pikaia gives you a rare opportunity to mindfully enjoy a luxury travel experience.
Planning your experience
Contact our Travel Designers to learn more about Pikaia Lodge and begin planning your bespoke experience.
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