In a unique destination like the Galápagos, where human populations are small and every effort is made to protect the delicate ecosystems, Finch Bay has set the standard for environmentally responsible hotels. The only beachfront hotel on Santa Cruz Island, Finch Bay both embraces and reflects its surroundings, with contemporary, clean lines and an artful design that incorporates natural elements. This island retreat offers the best of all worlds, with abundant opportunities to explore Santa Cruz’s diverse ecosystems and stunning beaches with naturalists, as well as easy access to the rich biodiversity of other islands within Galápagos National Park. Sea lions loll on shore, welcoming visitors with their convivial, barking chorus. Wizened marine iguanas sunbathe on volcanic rocks after a swim, while giant tortoises roam through misty meadows.
Finch Bay’s commitment to conservation permeates its operations; the hotel offers a world-class guest experience while maintaining a light environmental footprint and supporting the islands in numerous ways—sourcing local foods whenever possible, integrating endemic species into its landscaping, and employing native Galápagueños from nearby communities. This eco lodge has its organic garden and greenhouse which supplies much of the vegetables, fruits, and herbs used at the restaurant.
A visit to the Finch Bay Eco Lodge is always special, truly a unique way to savour the Galapagos Islands experience. The hotel features 27 rooms and suites that incorporate natural elements of the Galápagos, a gourmet restaurant that serves sustainably sourced dishes and a wide selection of fine wines, an outdoor bar, a solar-heated freshwater pool and a beachfront access.