Everything you could want from a beach hotel and more, the Finch Bay is the most highly sought after Galapagos hotel for good reason. This relaxed yet luxurious boutique hotel sits in a special location, right on pretty Alemanes Beach. Just around the corner you’ll find the friendly town of Puerto Ayora, which is on the southern coast of the wildlife rich island of Santa Cruz. The bright hotel interior offers a stylish blend of muted colours and more interesting touches; the most recent refurbishments have introduced striking close-up wildlife photography. Although not inexpensive, the food here is mouth-wateringly good while the fresh seafood is likely to be some of the best you’ll eat during your time in the Galapagos.
Staff at the hotel really do make a special effort to help, and they can arrange any extra activities such as kayaking, horse-riding and diving excursions. The Finch Bay also has an outdoor swimming pool, but occasionally you have to compete with the resident sea-lions, ducks and marine iguanas who can make an uninvited appearance! To reach the Finch Bay you take a regular small shuttle boat across the tiny port. En route you’ll pass a popular hangout spot for blue-footed boobies, pelicans and bobbing marine iguanas, so do watch out as you make the journey!