Royal Palm Hotel Galapagos

The Royal Palm Hotel Galapagos is located in the lush Miconia Highlands of Santa Cruz Island, near the center of the Galapagos Archipelago. This 482-acre private reserve protects rich grazing and nesting habitat for giant tortoises, land iguanas, and dozens of bird species. You can find this hotel in between our favorites in the Galapagos. 

Its location is near the island’s midpoint–roughly 20 minutes by road from the southern port town of Puerto Ayora and the northern port at Itabaca Channel–allowing guests to take day trips to the nearby islands off both coasts. The forested highlands also shelter guests from the shadeless, arid coast.

Guests at Royal Palm Hotel Galapagos can enjoy stays ranging from one to six nights. Multi-day programs can be arranged to include meals, land transportation, and guided tours on land and sea.


Amenities & Services

Guests at Royal Palm Hotel Galapagos can enjoy the hotel’s outdoor pool, gym, restaurant, bar, tennis courts, and game room. Among the other amenities are the restaurant, bar, wine cellar, and spa. Room service is available around the clock.

Nature trails (ideal for hiking and biking) trace through the reserve. One of the longest lava tunnels on Santa Cruz Island is only a few steps from the reception building.


Royal Palm Hotel Galapagos was created for guests who appreciate privacy. The hotel has only 8 Casitas and 13 Villas.

Among the in-room amenities are air-conditioning, heating, a security box, television, bathrobes and slippers.


Each Casita at Royal Palm Hotel Galapagos can be furnished with either a king-size bed or two queen-size beds. Measuring approximately 409 square feet, Casitas feature a dining area, an en-suite bathroom, an indoor jetted tub or shower, and a front porch or terrace overlooking the gardens.

Some of the Casitas can be interconnected, making them ideal for families. Double / King Casitas can accommodate up to four guests.

Highland Villas

Measuring approximately 914 square feet, each of the six Highland Villas at Royal Palm features a living/dining room, an open fireplace, a jetted tub, and views of the Estate and Santa Cruz Island. Highland Villas can be furnished with either a king-size bed or two queen-size beds.

Double / King Villas can accommodate up to four guests.

Super Villas / Family Villas

Measuring approximately 914 square feet, Super Villas are constructed with two bedrooms: one with a king-size bed and another with two queen-size beds. The bedrooms share a bathroom, equipped with a shower and jetted tub. Super Villas also feature a living room, open fireplace, and dining area overlooking the reserve.

Super Villas (also known as Family Villas) can accommodate up to six guests.

Super Villas / Executive Villas

Executive Villas measure approximately 839 square feet. They are secluded suites, with their own private gardens. These villas are furnished with a king-size bed. Executive Villas feature a dressing area, living room, and dining area with an open fireplace.

In their usual configuration, Executive Villas accommodate up to two guests; additional (roll-away) bedding can be provided upon advance request.

Super Villa / Prince of Wales

Measuring approximately 968 square feet, the largest suite at the Royal Palm is named in honor of The Prince of Wales, who stayed at Royal Palm Hotel Galapagos with The Duchess of Cornwall. This Super Villa features two en-suite bedrooms with dressing areas. One bedroom is furnished with a king-size bed while the other has two queen-size beds.

The master bedroom has its own sauna, and both bedrooms have a private garden area. The living/dining room features an open fireplace, comfortable seating, dining area, and a desk.

This Super Villa can accommodate up to six guests.

LANDED arranges stays at Royal Palm Hotel, 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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