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Truly rural and entirely luxurious, Pikaia Lodge is the Galapagos’ finest in-land accommodation. This groundbreaking lodge is a premium option for those wishing to explore the Galapagos without being confined to decking space or cabins on a boat.
The lodge is characterised by bright spaces, floor-to-ceiling glass-panelled walls and utterly sublime views over Santa Cruz Island. Pikaia Lodge sits atop a hill, 450 metres above sea-level and is set in an extinct volcanic crater.
Walk, jog or mountain bike around 3.5kms of winding pathways, through a giant tortoise reserve occupied by resident finches and a pair of owls. The 31 hectares of forest, farmland and walled fields are an idyllic retreat from the crowds of hot-spot areas.
Without restrictions of having a set group itinerary, guests at Pikaia have the freedom to design their dream stay. Whether it’s swimming in the local beaches of Santa Cruz - Tortuga Bay’s white stretching shores or El Garrapatero’s turquoise waters with weaving mangroves - or venturing further afield to track down sea-lions, dolphins, manta-rays.
The infinity pool’s expansive waters reach towards the ocean on the horizon. Accessible by the lodge’s three luxury private yachts, explore neighbouring islands and beaches by smaller vessel. Pikaia is a gateway for visitors to get to know the Galapagos from an entirely new perspective.
After a long day’s excursion, trekking volcanic craters, lava tunnels, endemic forests or out at sea, take the evenings to relax back at base. The fossil-inlaid tables awaiting you for dinner, first sink into the sofas at the DNA bar and debate your top wildlife viewings of the day over a cerveza or a classic margarita. Watch the sun disappear over mist-clad hills with a crackling fire by foot.