Scalesia Lodge

Set in the centre of an enchanting highland forest on Isabela Island, otherwise called the Island of the Volcanoes, Scalesia Lodge is a new concept in Galapagos lodging that offers attentive service within a panoramic and isolated setting.

Offering 16 modern and minimalistic safari-style tents with full bathrooms, wooden private decks and panoramic forest views, as well as a social area with huge wraparound terraces and a restaurant, the lodge is set within 40 private acres and boasts views to the coast and across the Pacific Ocean.

Why we like Scalesia Lodge

With all-encompassing forest foliage overhanging its expansive private wooden decks, Scalesia Lodge offers an immersive Galapagos experience that is authentic in feeling. Uncommon for most land-based properties in the archipelago, the lodge is situated away from a town, allowing guests to be entirely captivated by nature. We also like that they grow their own vegetables


On this island renowned for its wild environment, shallow waters, towering volcanoes and spewing fumaroles, it is no surprise that there are endless guided and self-guided activities to be enjoyed. With little to no effort, find yourself face-to-face with blue footed boobies, penguins, flamingos, sea turtles, sealions, marine iguanas, manta rays, sharks, Galapagos tortoises and dolphins.

Stays at Scalesia Lodge can either be on a half-board basis (where activities can be booked separately) or a full-board basis with a complete package of daily excursions. In addition, we can arrange island-hopping tours that combine Isabela with Santa Cruz, Floreana and San Cristobal. To make the most of your time on the island, consider trying mountain biking, kayaking, scuba diving and surfing.


  • Hot showers
  • Safari camp style tents with private decks
  • Three social areas


Scalesia Lodge is situated on the slopes of a volcano on Isabela Island, approximately 20 minutes from the island town of Puerto Villamil.

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