the Galapagos of your dreams in this in-depth Galapagos Adventure
that puts you in close contact with the natural world, while
enjoying a relaxing stay at the Finch Bay Hotel on Santa Cruz
The charming Finch Bay Hotel - named after the famous Darwin's
Finches abundant in the surroundings - is just steps from the
beach on a private seaside location, surrounded by mangroves. Here
guests can cherish the privacy, natural surroundings and superb
service offered by the Finch Bay.
Located on Santa Cruz Island at Punta Estrada, across the bay from
the town of Puerto Ayora, the hotel is situated in a quiet
location, with only pedestrian and bicycle circulation - there are
no cars in the neighborhood.
The hotel has a first class service and infrastructure, a very
ecology-minded operation and will guaranty you will have one of
the best experiences of your life. It is located across Academy
Bay in front of the main town, it's kind of isolated from the rest
of the town. You have to take a 10 minute ride on a small boat, to
go to town, and the hotel provides a 24-hour shuttle for this
purpose. It's part of the adventure.
Finch Bay Hotel accommodates 42 guests with 21 twin-bedded rooms,
each with private facilities, air conditioning and unlimited water
supply, as the hotel has its own desalinization plant. This
ecologically oriented hotel also boasts innovative garbage
processing and recycling programs. The entire infrastructure as
well as the activities are totally oriented to a concept of true
ecotourism in a pistine natural environment.
Naturalists accompany you on some activities, and bring the
surrounding wonders to life with their extensive knowledge of the
natural history, legends, geology, and other amazing features of
the Archipelago. Adventure is a footstep away as you start the day
with fabulous sunrises, under the warmth of the Equatorial sun.
And each evening ends with unforgettable stargazing in Equatorial
skies. Some activities are provided free of charge as part of the
hotel's facilities, others are available at an additional cost.
Activities: Wildlife observation, Bird watching, Snorkeling
and diving, Sea kayaking, Hike to Tortuga Bay, Visit of the
Charles Darwin Station, Giant Tortoise Reserve, Las Grietas, Lava
tubes of Santa Cruz, Horseback riding