Hotels in Santa Cruz
Galapagos Safari Camp
Set in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island's "transition zone", close to the tortoise reserve, the 55-hectare farm is situated on a ridge with magnificent views over the Pacific Ocean.
Nine luxury tents located below the main lodge are erected on wooden platforms. They are spacious, and their custom-made furniture was designed with comfort, practicality and elegance in mind. Twin beds can be joined to become one queen bed; and there are cupboards, a writing desk and a fan/heater for temperature control. A sofa bed can be added for children under 12. The en suite bathrooms are tastefully designed with hot power showers and flush toilets. All the tents have a large balcony with a hammock and chairs from which to take in the wonderful view.
Royal Palm Hotel
The Royal Palm is a unique secluded resort nestled in the lush Miconia highland forest of Santa Cruz Island in the heart of the Galapagos. Designed to complement the natural environment, Royal Palm offers a spacious and exclusive retreat.
Eight casitas and 13 villas are set amongst native ferns and flora that cover the 195 hectare (482 acre) private estate adjoining the Galapagos National Park. Resident birds include owls, Darwin Short Beak Finches, Garrapatero birds and Egrets. For more active guests, the longest lava tunnel on the Island is a few steps from reception.