Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos

Finch Bay Eco Hotel


Beachside base on Santa Cruz

Overlooking a secluded beach on the south side of Santa Cruz Island, the heart of the Galapagos, Finch Bay Eco Resort is a great land base for exploring the archipelago.

There are 21 rooms as well as six suites that enjoy direct ocean views from their balconies. The restaurant, bar, spa and swimming pool are at the heart of the hotel, all surrounded by protected national park where wildlife abounds.

There’s plenty to experience on Santa Cruz – meet giant tortoises in the highlands, snorkel in clear waters from the beach, visit the Charles Darwin Research Centre – or go island hopping on Finch Bay’s very own yacht.


At a glance

  • Six suites and 21 rooms

  • Restaurant and bar

  • Swimming pool

  • Spa

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    Yacht day trips

    Finch Bay offers day trips to neighbouring islands Santa Fe, North Seymour, South Plaza and Bartolome on its very own Sea Lion Yacht accompanied by certified Naturalist Guides where you’ll encounter incredible wildlife on hikes and in the water.

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    Giant tortoise reserve

    Up in the highlands of Santa Cruz, visit a giant tortoise reserve. In the wild, tortoises can be seen grazing on the surrounding vegetation or wallowing in muddy banks or in ponds.

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    Beginners and experienced snorkelers alike will quickly fall in love with snorkelling in Galapagos. The Marine Reserve showcases numerous unusual coloured fish species, enormous sea turtles, and harmless sharks. And sharing the water with playful sea lions is, of course, an unforgettable experience.


Finch Bay strives to be as sustainable as possible, leaving a small footprint while improving and safeguarding its surroundings for future generations, through techniques such as rainwater collection, a range of energy-saving measures, recycling and daily beach cleaning. In the restaurant, locally sourced or homegrown produce is used as much as possible.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

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    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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