Pikaia Lodge

Pikaia Lodge


Not one for a traditional cruise? Pikaia Lodge is the best land-based way to explore one of the most bio-diverse areas on the planet.

Nestled atop an extinct volcano on Santa Cruz Island, Pikaia Lodge is located in the centre of the Galapagos Archipelago.

The Lodge is one of the most stunning viewpoints in the National Park. Secluded in Santa Cruz’s highlands, the suites’ floor-to-ceiling windows look out towards the lush cloud forest and deep blue Pacific Ocean.

Pikaia Lodge

What we love about Pikaia Lodge

  • The lodge is situated atop an extinct volcano on Santa Cruz Island, offering stunning views.
  • Sustainability merges effortlessly with luxury. There’s even a giant tortoise reserve and alternative energy use.
  • They offer guided adventures across the Galapagos, exploring distinct landscapes and marine wildlife.
  • Enjoy access to a private yacht for exploring wildlife sites and secluded beaches.
  • Opportunities to see unique species like reef sharks, iguanas, and blue-footed boobies.
  • Features an excellent restaurant, infinity pool, and spa for post-adventure relaxation.
What to do at Pikaia Lodge

Start your day with a guided hike to explore the lush cloud forests of Santa Cruz Island

After lunch at the lodge, embark on a yacht excursion to snorkel in Buccaneer Cove, mingling with marine life. In the afternoon, visit Santa Fe Island for wildlife watching, including iguanas and Darwin’s finches. End your days back at the lodge, unwinding in the infinity pool or spa and enjoying a local dinner while soaking in the breathtaking sunset views.

Pikaia Lodge

Fly into the Baltra Airport in the Galapagos Islands. From Baltra, the journey to the lodge involves a combination of a short ferry ride and a drive across Santa Cruz Island, offering a chance to enjoy the unique landscapes of the Galapagos. Private transportation can be arranged on request.

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to Travel

December to May

The Galapagos Islands can be visited year-round due to their equatorial location. But the best time to visit is generally from December to May, when the weather is warmer and the seas are calmer, making it ideal for snorkelling and wildlife watching. The cooler, dryer season from June to November is also great for spotting wildlife.



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