Located on Santa Cruz island and nestled within a 76-acre private tortoise reserve, Pikaia Lodge represents the evolution of luxury in adventure travel. With 14 rooms, including a pool suite, Pikaia Lodge offers the highest levels of comfort, the utmost privacy, and a base for a full exploration of the Galapagos Islands.
Life At The Pikaia Lodge Galapagos
As you arrive at Pikaia Lodge, the first thing you will notice is the sprawling views. The lodge is located 1476 feet above sea level on the rim of an extinct volcano, providing nearly endless views of the island and ocean beyond. This unique location has its own mosquito-free microclimate with fresh breezes that caress your skin and warm, welcoming sunshine.
During your stay, you will have the freedom to design your days to include your perfect mix of relaxation and adventure. Will you spend your day floating in the infinity-edge pool or sharing two miles of walking trails with wild tortoises? Each a la carte meal, including full breakfasts, at Pikaia Lodge is a delight created from local, sustainable ingredients.
Lunches of the lodge’s innovative take on Ecuadorian cuisine can be enjoyed on the shaded decks. For dinner, take a seat in the elegant dining room and savor meals of both local and international flavors from an ever-changing menu. Whichever dish you choose, it is sure to pair perfectly with a South American wine from the climatized wine cellar or a handcrafted cocktail from the bar.
Excursions From Pikaia Lodge Galapagos, Santa Cruz
Pikaia Lodge offers an innovative approach to exploring the Galapagos Islands. From the lodge’s base on Santa Cruz island, you may explore the area through various self-guided activities. Spend the day lounging on the beach, kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, or mountain biking. Guided visits to the Charles Darwin Station to learn about the breeding programs and see baby tortoises are a must.
You will also be able to visit Dragon Hill to see land iguanas and flamingos. Thanks to the lodge’s fleet of private motor yachts, you will be able to explore the other islands of the Galapagos without committing to a multi-day cruise. On North Seymour Island, a 1.2-mile trail encourages you to explore the coast while looking for frigatebirds. During a visit to Bartolome Island, spot black-tipped sharks, eagle rays, and Galapagos penguins. If you are looking for a bit more of an adrenaline rush, book a scuba diving or sport fishing day trip.
Wellness Amid The Wildlife
The chance to see sea lions, blue-footed boobies, frigatebirds, and the other wildlife wonders of the Galapagos might be the inspiration for your holiday in the islands. But, this serene landscape is also an exemplary place to focus on your physical and mental wellbeing. The Sumaq Spa at Pikaia Lodge is decorated in minimalistic Japanese zen style and will instantly transport you to a place of serenity.
A range of treatments, ranging from massages to body wraps, can be reserved in advance individual or as a package. Opt for classic therapies, such as deep tissue and aromatic massages, or choose a treatment that reflects local traditions and Ecuadorian ingredients. A Shamanic massage, incorporating a rainmaker stick and palo santo oil, is a physical and spiritual experience. Choose a passion fruit body scrub to improve your skin radiance, or select a volcanic mud wrap, which uses volcanic ash from the Galapagos to give your skin a smooth, slender appearance.
Finish your day at the spa with a soak in the whirlpool, where you will experience profound relaxation while enjoying 270-degree views all the way to the ocean. The wellness center also houses a gym with top-of-the-line cardio equipment. Pikaia Lodge Galapagos provides a fresh take on eco-adventure travel for physically active travelers who want to indulge in the highest levels of luxury. The lodge is happy to welcome children, making Pikaia Lodge ideal for young families, couples, and retirees.
Please note Pikaia Lodge is closed between September and mid-October each year for maintenance.
Suites & Cabins
The rooms come with cozy and contemporary décor and floor-to-ceiling windows for a fantastic view of the Galapagos Islands. Each room has access to private terraces for guests to unwind. The modern bathroom features walk-in closets, two vanity sinks, a shower area, and a bathtub.
These gorgeous rooms are air-conditioned and fitted with ceiling fans. The rooms also have a safe for valuables and a minibar for guests to enjoy some drinks. The spacious bathrooms feature a shower area, a bathtub, two vanity sinks, and a walk-in closet.
This luxurious garden suite comes with a floor-to-ceiling window for you to enjoy the breathtaking view of the Galapagos Islands. It also features a walk-in closet, wall mirrors, and a minibar. The spacious bathrooms are naturally lit and ventilated with a shower and bathtub.
These beautiful and spacious suites feature large panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows with access to a private pool and a shaded terrace. The room comes with a minibar, a TV, a walk-in closet, sizable bathrooms with a shower and a tub, and a separate closed toilet room.
- Cabins with balconies
- Air conditioning
- Deck shower
- Pool / Jacuzzi
- Excercise room
- Massage room
- Lecture room
- Wheelchair access
- WIFI available
- Kosher Meals
- Solar Energy
- Onsite tour desk
- Souvenir shop
- Hot showers
- All inclusive
- Diving gear
- Snorkeling gear
- Yoga mats
- Flash lights
- Rubber boots
- Water canteen/bottle
- Insect repellent