Finch Bay Hotel

Named after the Darwin finches that frequent the surrounding area, Finch Bay Hotel is nestled across from Puerto Ayora in a quiet oceanfront location on Santa Cruz Island. The property features 27 rooms and suites, an outdoor pool and a restaurant that serves locally-inspired cuisine.

The property is flexible in that it offers stays on only a bed and breakfast basis right through to a complete full-board packages with daily guided land and sea excursions. There are day trips by private yacht to Bartolome Island, North Seymour Island, South Plaza Islands and Santa Fe Island, and scuba diving can also be arranged. There are plenty of opportunities for bird-watching, kayaking, snorkelling and mountain biking, and a number of interesting walking trails that lead to the nearby Tortuga Bay.

Why we like Finch Bay Hotel

Named as one of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World, Finch Bay Hotel have dubbed themselves a beachfront Galapagos expedition headquarters. Whether exploring on their own private yacht or walking barefoot from your room to the ocean shore, the property offers enviable location.


Guests can head out to the water for scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking and surfing excursions at various sites around Santa Cruz Island or on other nearby islands, or venture out on land-based biking and hiking trip. It is possible to have guided wildlife observations with Galapagos National Park guides or visit the giant tortoises in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island.


  • Swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar and lounge
  • Beach access


Finch Bay Hotel benefits from a quiet beachside location in Puerto Ayora on the southern side of Santa Cruz Island. Finch Bay Hotel is close to the bustling town of Puerto Ayora, accessible by a five-minute water taxi ride, and is the only beachfront property on the island.

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