The Finch Bay is among the few Galapagos hotels with beach; in fact, this fact makes it a class by itself in part because it’s the only one on Santa Cruz Island with a beach right out its front door. Named after the abundant finches discovered in the area by Charles Darwin, it is situated in a privileged location between mangroves. As well as having the beach just steps away, here guests can take pleasure in the attentive service, privacy (from the larger scale of the hotel down to your room’s privacy), a swimming pool (where herons and wild ducks constantly visit for a plunge), and the natural surroundings. Consequently, the charming place has been recognized as one of the most unique hotels in Galapagos due to its original and honest concept of eco-friendly practices and authentic immersion into the local experience and environment.
The eco-friendly lodge accommodates up to 54 guests with 6 suites and 21 rooms. Its layout and construction has been carefully planned for minimal impact of its site. As a matter of fact, you will see how the wildlife has integrated to the complex, to a point where even the marine iguanas are nesting right next to the main entrance. This is a place truly integrated with its surrounding flora and fauna; or we should rather say, it is not surrounded by nature, but part of it.
Such a conscious place is fit for conscious people. It is a perfect setting for children to learn about conservationism and responsible tourism. Moreover, as one of the Galapagos hotels for children with premium service, the Finch Bay is without a doubt one of the top choices. Consider the following amenities: an educational library (with an array of documentaries about the destination), kid-friendly meals, a pool (next to the bar for the parents), al-fresco dining (fun for kids watching the finches approach), a friendly staff and of course, the beach… It is also close to points of interests, such as Las Grietas where you can snorkel among tropical fishes, Galapagos sharks (they won’t bite) and marine iguanas. For the parents, or couples, there is a spa, a restaurant with a Cordon-Bleu chef who offers superb dining experience with a fusion between International and Ecuadorian cuisine, and the “natural seclusion” which guarantees privacy surrounded by nature and fearless birds (and marine iguanas if in season). The mixologist will surprise you with exquisite cocktails perfect for the sunset. Even details like the fine chocolates placed on your pillow will complement your journey together. As a result of all these features, it is no surprise that it has attracted and even become one of the best hotels in Galapagos for couples.
This is a place for adventurers to relax, indulge and enrich; it is the perfect setting for complementing your journey to this living laboratory in a genuine and immersing way. Let’s talk! Ask us more about this place and see how it could fit in your customized journey to the enchanted islands.
“My wife and I just completed a 5-day tour around the Cotopaxi volcano and the stunning Quilotoa loop – overall an excellent trip and wonderful experience.”