Pikaia Lodge is a boutique property rising from a leafy plateau on the island of Santa Cruz, in the heart of the Galapagos archipelago. It’s the perfect place to make your home-from-home in this natural wonderland, particularly if you’re one for sticking to dry land, rather than opting for a cruise. Surrounded by forests and overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Pikaia Lodge is a striking architectural marvel crafted from glass and volcanic rock. It has been designed to be eco-friendly, collecting rainwater, harnessing solar and wind energy, and using recycled furnishings. You’ll get to stay in the lap of luxury here, with an infinity pool, spa, upscale restaurant and other impressive amenities at your fingertips. But you’ll be immersed in the wild too, as naturalist guides are ready to take you on daily excursions and introduce you to the mind-boggling nature and wildlife of this magnetic archipelago.

Rooms at Pikaia Lodge

Spacious, contemporary, and drenched in natural light, the rooms at Pikaia Lodge are dream-like retreats. You’ll have captivating views of the plateau and sea to marvel at through wraparound windows, outdoor areas (either a terrace or balcony) to relax in while listening to birdsong, and all the mod-cons you could need for a pampering stay. There are Terrace and Balcony Rooms to pick from, measuring 61 square meters and with the choice of twin beds or one king-size bed. Your expansive en suite comes with twin sinks, a bathtub, separate shower and walk-in closet. You’ll also find a minibar, bathrobe and slippers, TV, DVD player and soundsystem. Alternatively, upgrade to the Garden or Pool Suite to maximize your experience at Pikaia Lodge. Expect lashings of space, a private garden, vaulted ceilings, living areas, and, in the Pool Suite, a private plunge pool.

Experiences at Pikaia Lodge

Check into Pikaia Lodge and relax knowing that virtually everything is taken care of, with a full-board basis that includes your meals, drinks, and excursions. You’ll expeience:

A stunning 31-hectare estate within a private Giant Tortoise reserve, laced with walking trails.
Daily guided activities by land and sea, accompanied by naturalist experts.
Sailing excursions aboard the M/Y Pikaia I, a 100-ft yacht.
Outdoor infinity pool facing the ocean, lined with sun loungers and gazebos.
Fine dining restaurant, Evolution, with a shaded terrace and wine cellar.
Lobby lounge, and DNA bar with outdoor seating and fire pit.
Explorers Lounge and library hosting conferences and lectures.
Wellness center with ocean views, whirlpool, gym and spa treatments.
Options for scuba diving, mountain biking, sport fishing and kayaking.
Atelier’s pick

If you don’t have sea legs, Pikaia Lodge is the perfect alternative to a Galapagos cruise. You’ll be based in this boutique haven and still get to enjoy incredible nature excursions.


30 miles from Baltra Island Airport.