Finch-Bay Eco Resort
Relaxing beachfront hotel on Santa Cruz Island
- 27 rooms (21 garden view, 6 brand-new ocean view)
- Private yacht
- Snorkeling, kayaking, bike rentals, hiking and more
- Sailing trips around the islands
- Scuba diving and birdwatching
Set on the island of Santa Cruz, the Finch-Bay Eco Resort is one of the best and most convenient beachfront hotels in the Galapagos. With a calm protected beach in front and a pleasant pool area, it makes for a wonderful place to relax before or after your Galapagos Cruise.
The hotel has a good restaurant and tours around the island interior or boat trips to other islands can be organised here. The hotel is decorated in a relaxed contemporary style, with the best rooms offering a private veranda and views out to sea.
A focus on recycling
There is a great focus on recycling and self-sufficient ideals at the resort, and as such, an on-site treatment plant desalinates brackish seawater, a greenhouse supplies the kitchen and all fish is bought from locals. The resort has also managed to establish a recycling-centre project, while all the hotel’s wastewater is treated before it is released, with a new filtration system boosting production allowing the hotel to provide potable water to neighbouring properties that the municipality cannot reach.
Education and collaboration
The lodge also functions as a forum for collaboration and conservation, hosting meetings between organisations such as the Charles Darwin Research Station and the Galápagos National Park Service. Finch Bay has also established several successful educational initiatives, which include taking local students to explore the islands aboard the lodge’s yacht. Through these voyages, hundreds of young Galápagueños have gained a deeper understanding of the natural wonders of their native archipelago and have been inspired to help protect them.