“Why Galapagos? What do I expect there?”
Most Galapagos visitors see this amazing place with 16 to 100 passengers on an island-hopping cruise. It is the only way to reach all the aspects of Galapagos biodiversity. The busy itineraries are assigned by the National Park. The Park also licenses the Naturalist Guides who accompany the tours on unpaved trails, through black lava and mangroves, thorny bush and giant cactus, jumbled rock and red earth or volcanic moonscapes, amidst colonies of birds, iguanas, sea lions, and more. It is a thrill to be so close to so many animals unafraid of humans. Booby birds and albatross nest on the footpath, dozens of marine iguanas sprawl in heaps, sea lions frolic as you swim, surprises at every turn.
Galapagos is among the few truly wild places where in considerable comfort visitors can enjoy a primitive environment. It is not a zoo or an amusement park, rather a complex living system.
Your experience of a natural park should be more than a photo opportunity. Especially if you come here directly from your modern life, it takes time and contemplation to absorb the rhythm and the meaning of this unique ecology.
Hotel Galapagos offers this wildlife paradise just outside your window. The Hotel’s garden is your private nature reserve, one of the few places in Galapagos where visitors are free to take time with nature, your personal experience without itineraries or interruptions
Explore Galapagos in depth before or after your cruise. Investigate at the Darwin Station Library. Charter a small boat to our favorite landings, a day of isolation at a rockbound beach where herons and iguanas are your only companions. Create your Galapagos adventure as the spirit moves, today in the water with schooling fish and sea lions, tomorrow siesta in a seaside hammock. The next day visit giant tortoises and lava tunnels in the highlands forest and lunch at a country restaurant overlooking the island’s slope to the sea.
At the end of your day, rest in a spacious airy room on the ocean shore. We offer first class accommodations, friendly service and great food, all in the midst of the real Galapagos. Your options are open at Hotel Galapagos.