Discover the Enchanted Isles and live an enriching experience at one of the best and most complete Expedition Hotels in Galapagos


Best Galapagos Hotel

Wake up right next to the sea!

Unparalleled access to the archipelago from a beachside property.

Enjoying a privileged location as the only beachfront Galapagos Hotel in Santa Cruz, Finch Bay is your ideal home base from which to discover the wildlife of the islands aboard our private yacht and create your own adventures on land and sea.The perfect complement to a Galapagos cruise, or a destination on its own, allows you to feel the islands’ essence.



Our Galapagos luxury hotel location

Ideal setting in Puerto Ayora

Step right onto the beach from your room at the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel positioned on the south side of Santa Cruz Island in the heart of the Galapagos archipelago. Direct, intimate contact with wildlife is inevitable: we’re surrounded by a protected national park whose feathered and scaly residents like to drop in on us from time to time…





Six Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel Suites all offer direct ocean views with private balconies to provide you with your own space to appreciate this privileged environment. These Galapagos luxury hotel rooms are a fresh, relaxing retreat, where crisp bed linens, stylish interiors and balconies with space to sling a hammock are standard.


Galapagos dining at its best

Taste of the islands

Here, you’ll find fresh, local ingredients (many from our own vegetable garden) prepared using modern techniques, executed with flair, and accompanied by authentic, stellar service. You haven’t tasted luxury until you’ve tried the sustainable slipper lobster…

Outdoor lunch at the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel

A family in front of the beach, Finch Bay Galapagos Island

A passion to preserve

The only footprints we want to leave are in the sand…

Our collection of rainwater, energy-saving measures, recycling, and daily beach-cleaning all show how we strive to leave the islands pristine and to preserve them for generations to come. Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do.


Connect with the Islands through our Spa

Enjoy the archipelago’s energy

In a gorgeous setting hidden close to a pristine beach, the Finch Bay Spa is a haven of calm and relaxation. The Spa in our Galapagos luxury hotel focuses on giving you the ideal space, accoutrements, and treatments to ensure that your stay in the Enchanted Isles is a source of wellbeing, as well as wonder.

finch bay spa entrance




Marvel at the beauty of the Galapagos Islands aboard our very own Sea Lion Yacht. Visitor sites include wildlife-rich North Seymour, iconic Bartolome, the wild and rugged South Plaza, and beautiful Santa Fe. In addition to offering exclusive Day Tours, each of which is limited to 20 guests, you’ll embark on a Galapagos Day Tour like no other. Available on specific dates and subject to availability, from USD 393 per person.





National Geographic Traveller Online

Gavin Haines

Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel, a secluded eco-hotel accessible only by boat. The lodge sits outside Puerto Ayora and overlooks a small, sandy beach surrounded by mangroves, which chirp with the sound of finches from which the hotel takes its name.

Breaking Travel News

Chris O’Toole

The Finch Bay satiates the growing trend for land-based Galapagos exploration; perfect for those that have not found their sea legs or who wish to explore the Galapagos archipelago independently without following the regimented itineraries of a cruise.

Travel World News

Travel World News

The only beachfront Galapagos hotel in all Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island, the Finch Bay Eco Hotel delights with seclusion, beautiful natural surroundings, a sun-splashed swimming pool, and fine dining prepared from the freshest ingredients by a Le Cordon Bleu-qualified chef.

Hotel Executive

Benedict Cummins

Since opening, The Finch Bay has continually led the way in sustainable practices, implementing a number of key energy-saving measures throughout the hotel.


John Oseid

Finch Bay Eco Hotel is a chance for some terrestrial luxury.

Flux Magazine

Neil Geraghty

Finch Bay, a luxury eco resort that overlooks an idyllic white sandy cove where sea iguanas scurry past sun bathers into the waves.

Frequently Asked Questions

Tips for travelers


  • Where is the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel Located?
  • How do I get to Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel?
  • What sets us apart?
  • How many nights are recommended for a stay at Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel?
  • How much does a stay in Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel cost?
  • Does Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel offer travel deals or tour packages?
  • Where can I find additional information?
Where is the Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel Located?

The Galapagos archipelago is located 1,000 kilometers (621 mi) west of mainland Ecuador, in the Pacific Ocean. Conveniently located in Punta Estrada, Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel is a 5-minute water taxi ride across the bay from Puerto Ayora on the south side of central Santa Cruz Island. It occupies a privileged location next to the only public beach in Puerto Ayora, as it has its own entrance. Find us on this map!

How do I get to Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel?

We always encourage guests to consider our transportation services, which take care of all the arrival and departure logistics. If you choose one of our programs, your first day’s itinerary will vary depending on the day of the week, please contact us so we can send you the correct documentation.

What sets us apart?

Finch bay hotel located near Puerto Ayora combines activities with relaxation to bring an exclusive experience of the Galapagos Islands. As the hotel has direct access to the beach in Santa Cruz, it offers guests a variety of private activities. All our operations are carbon neutral making it an environmentally friendly hotel.

How many nights are recommended for a stay at Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel?

When in Finch Bay Hotel, with a range of private tours and unique activities at your fingertips, you ought to stay for longer than a day or even two. Because we want to help you experience Galapagos at its fullest, we recommend you spend at least four nights in Finch Bay Hotel. That will give you time to see and do as much as possible, and more if you come on a Galapagos honeymoon!

How much does a stay in Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel cost?

Our Finch Bay Hotel Rooms and Suites offer comfortable interior and exterior spaces that unite guests with the natural and peaceful setting. You can pick between having an ocean view, private balconies, or shared porches with hammocks. See our rates here.

Does Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel offer travel deals or tour packages?

Yes! We have special offers for this year and the next, plus two tour packages that combine the Finch Bay Galapagos Tours experience with two National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World™: Mashpi Lodge and Casa Gangotena.

Where can I find additional information?

We have many helpful articles on our blog covering all things traveling to Ecuador, staying in Finch Bay Hotel, and visiting Galapagos. You can also learn more about Finch Bay Hotel, guest-exclusive activities, and Galapagos. See our blog here.

Galapagos giant tortoise at Manzanillo
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