Pikaia Lodge

Pinnacle of Galapagos Luxury

Pikaia Lodge is the most luxurious property in the Galapagos.

Completed in 2014, Pikaia has since earned a reputation for comfort, cuisine, and top-notch excursions.

Guests of the hotel have their choice of programs, ranging between three and seven nights in length. These programs include meals, land transportation, and guided tours on land and sea.

“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.”

Charles Darwin

The lodge also offers two motor yachts, for exclusive use by guests. The Pikaia I is a 105-foot yacht with electronic stabilizers, hot tub, sun-deck, air conditioning, eight private cabins, and a wet bar.

Refurbished in 2017, this vessel is used for guest day trips to nearby islands and beaches.

For lighter duty trips, the hotel dispatches Pikaia II. This yacht is a 35-footer, used for half-day artisanal fishing trips for up to eight guests.

Volcano on the coast of one of the Galapagos Islands, photographed on a private wildlife tour

Private Balconies & Fine Dining

Pikaia Lodge has twelve guest rooms in four categories:

  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Garden Suite
  • Pool Suite

Balcony and Terrace rooms can be king or twin-bedded. Interconnected rooms are not available. The minimum age for guests is eight years.

Rooms feature large windows, blackout curtains, wood floors, and televisions.

Other in-room amenities include minibars, Wi-Fi, individual temperature controls, bathrobes, and slippers.

Penguin perched on a rock in the Galapagos with rocky shoreline in backdrop in the Galapagos

Stays at Pikaia can include day trips to nearby islands, led by expert guides.

Guests can enjoy hikes, sea kayak trips, mountain biking, snorkeling, and wildlife viewing tours.

In addition to all of its wonderful room amenities, this lodge features a fine dining restaurant, wine cellar, infinity pool, sun-deck, library, fitness center, whirlpool, and lobby lounge.

World-Class Sumaq Spa

The world-class Sumaq Spa offers massage treatments, to help guests unwind. More than two miles of private trails (ideal for hiking and biking) surround the property.

Room service is available around the clock.

Pristine sandy beach scattered with volcanic rock, overlooking caribbean blue sea of the Galapagos Islands

Notably, this lodge rests atop an extinct volcano, rising above the green fields of southeastern Santa Cruz Island.

The privileged viewpoint provided by its unique location overlooks a 76-acre private reserve, which has been replanted with thousands of native species.

In the distance, one can see the neighboring Cerro Mesa Reserve, Garrapatero Beach, and Plaza Islands.

The drive to the island’s northern port takes approximately one hour, while the town of Puerto Ayora lies 25 minutes to the southwest.

LANDED arranges stays at Pikaia Lodge, as well as travel, tours, and accommodations throughout mainland Ecuador. Speak with a travel planner today at 801.582.2100. We’ll take care of the details.

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