An eco-luxury tented camp in the wild highlands of Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Safari Camp is set on a ridge that spectacularly overlooks the Pacific Ocean and National Park. Its breath-taking infinity pool doubles as an extraordinary spot to take a refreshing dip while overlooking some of the property’s 135-acres of untouched private land.
The panoramic camp offers nine luxurious and spacious safari-style tents and a three-bedroom family suite, all elegantly furnished and each with a private hot-shower bathroom. The tents are constructed on raised wooden platform and feature decks that are overhung by a canopy of endemic trees.
Why we like Galapagos Safari Camp
The incredibly stylish main lodge is interspersed with green foliage, cosy fireplaces, driftwood decoration and comfortable seating areas. With an expansive outdoor dining veranda that takes in panoramic views and a restaurant serving local and internationally farm-to-table dishes, guests of Galapagos Safari Camp are able to combine the two and tuck in to memorable and delicious cuisine al fresco.
This archipelago offers a wildlife experience unlike any other on Earth, and Galapagos Safari Camp in particular boasts an immediate and captivating intimacy with nature. The camp boasts a completely immersive experience before having even left the premises.
Away from the camp, embark on day trips to nearby islands and peaceful clear-water beaches, take to the ocean to paddle next to playful sealions and curious penguins, learn about the important work being carried out by scientists at the Charles Darwin Research Station and simply revel in the spectacular beauty of these islands.
- Charming safari-style tents
- Main lodge with library, lounge, restaurant and bar
- Infinity pool
- Viewpoint terrace
- Kids club (operational during school holidays)
With 25 acres of private land dedicated to protecting the islands’ fragile ecosystem and promoting reforestation efforts, Galapagos Safari Camp have worked closely with the Charles Darwin Research Station, the Galapagos National Park and Conservation International to reintroduce endemic tree species such as scalesia and guayabillo.
Furthermore, the camp is self-sufficient in rainwater collection, uses biodegradable cleaning products, grows non-invasive cacao and organic produce and grants scholarships for local “future leaders” to study on mainland Ecuador.
The camp is nestled inland on Santa Cruz Island within 135 acres of private cattle farmland, around 30 minutes away from the town of Puerto Ayora.