The Pikaia Lodge, which opened in October, 2014 , is designed for the environmentally conscious, eco-adventure traveler, who seeks intimate contact with the unique natural heritage of the Galapagos along with all the comforts of a highly evolved lifestyle. There's no lack of privacy, rigid timetables, seasickness, nor confined spaces of the typical yachts or cruises. As a Pikaia Lodge guest, you will enjoy active, quality guided land and marine day programs in small groups. At night you'll rest in spacious and quiet accommodations.The 31 hectares of property and private wild giant tortoise reserve that make up Pikaia Lodge are located 450 meters above sea level in the transition zone between the sunny, arid savanna and the lush tropical mist forest of the volcanic highlands. From all public areas and rooms, guests will enjoy expansive views of the pristine arid savanna of the adjacent Galapagos National Park by looking north, to extinct volcanic cones shrouded in mist, mountains covered with lush tropical cloud forests, and green pasture farms by looking to the south-west; along with a 270 degree view of the infinite Pacific Ocean with nearby islands as a backdrop.Due to its central location in the Archipelago, the Santa Cruz Island provided Pikaia Lodge with the perfect opportunity to develop an unique land based day tour concept, since the most interesting islands, secluded white sandy beaches, and wildlife sites of the Galapagos National Park are nearby. All these can be reached within relatively short navigation times on board the large, comfortable, safe, and stable oceangoing yacht Pikaia I. Guests will discover some of the finest beaches of the Galapagos near the lodge. Just by taking a stroll, you can come face to face with a wild giant tortoise. Pikaia Lodge has its own private Tortoise Reserve on the property.Welcome to the next step in the evolution of luxury eco-adventure in the Galapagos Islands.
- Pikaia Lodge
- Santa Cruz Island
Pikaia Lodge is built on Santa Cruz Island in the center of the Galapagos Archipelago. The Galapagos and its surrounding marine reserve are Natural World Heritage sites of UNESCO. The marine reserve is one of the Seven Underwater Wonders of the world and the second largest protected marine reserve, after the great Australian Barrier Reef.
Directions to Hotel
Most Galapagos flights are not possible to book online or through international travel agencies, with the exception of LAN. All flights start early in Quito, but land first in Guayaquil after a 40-minute flight to pick up new passengers, then a 40-minute transit time before departing to Baltra's new modern eco-airport and arriving after a 1 hour 40 minute flight time. At Guayaquil's airport there will be a Pikaia Lodge representative to assist guests at check-in. It is highly advisable to arrive at the airports at least one and a half hours before scheduled departure. Pikaia Lodge is reached by flights to Galapagos Baltra Airport and not to San Cristobal's airport, in the Galapagos as well.
- - Fine Dining on Site
- - Fitness Center
- - High Speed Internet
- - Pool, Outdoor
- - Spa Facility
- - Beach
- - Biking, Mountain
- - Boating
- - Ecological Tourism
- - Fishing - Ocean
- - Hiking
- - Jogging & Running
- - Sailing
- - Scuba Diving
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