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Santa Cruz Island hotels and places to stay

Hotel Fiesta
3.5 out of 5
Calle Moises Brito y Juan Montalvo, Puerto Ayora, Galapagos
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The price is $121 per night
8.79 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (109 reviews)

"Staff is very nice, and just minutes walk to Tortuga Bay. Very nice trip."…"

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2020

Hotel Fiesta
Semilla Verde Boutique Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Km 12 via Baltra, Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz
The price is $195 per night
3.59 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (22 reviews)

"Owner Robert and Manager Katiana were terrific ! Friendly and extremely helpful. Grounds are beautiful and we saw four huge tortoises. It is a 15 minute ($7.00) taxi ride to town but worth it. Breakfast was great. Large areas of open living space if you are traveling with family - perfect place. ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Semilla Verde Boutique Hotel
Angermeyer Waterfront Inn
3.5 out of 5
Punta Estrada, Isla Santa Cruz, Puerto Ayora, Galapagos
The price is $322 per night
9.26 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (57 reviews)

"Beautiful property with a stunning view of the harbor. A quick water taxi ride to the Puerto Ayora dock gives you access to restaurants and dive shops. Ronald and the staff could not have been nicer or more helpful. Would highly recommend the Angermeyer Waterfront Inn."…"

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

Angermeyer Waterfront Inn
La Fortaleza De Haro
2.5 out of 5
Barrio El Eden, Puerto Ayora, Galapagos
The price is $70 per night
8.54 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (82 reviews)

"Gianna and Roberto are the best hosts ever, extremely welcoming, knowledgeable and genuinely helpful and wanting to help make their guests stay in the Galapagos a great experience! Our room and the rest of the facilities was super clean, comfortable and we had extra balcony space we didn’t even expect, ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

La Fortaleza De Haro
Hotel Coloma Galapagos
3 out of 5
Baltra 5-21 y 18 de Febrero, Barrio Alborada, Puerto Ayora, Galapagos
The price is $100 per night
8.62 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (119 reviews)

"The hotel is very unique and the owners have put a lot of care into making it feel special. Breakfast was served upstairs in an open-air dining room. It’s not a buffet, they will prepare eggs fresh for you with toast, coffee, and juice. No meat options. The staff was super friendly and accommodating. ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2020

Hotel Coloma Galapagos
ARIANA´S GALAPAGOS HOSTAL
3 out of 5
Avenida Galapagos #806 y Pasaje #2, Puerto Ayora
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $42 per night
8.02 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (31 reviews)

"Excellent host, helpful in so many ways. Property is in a Residential area, lots of dogs. Clean, Free, drinkable water always available, reliable air conditioning,Safe for single women, enjoyed my Time."…"

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

ARIANA´S GALAPAGOS HOSTAL
Galapagos Habitat By Eco Luxury Group
3.5 out of 5
Ave. Charles Darwin S/n Y Piquero, Puerto Ayora, Galapagos
The price is $225 per night
8.75 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (37 reviews)

"Staff are very pleasant, helpful, excellent team. Wifi is marginal."…"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Galapagos Habitat By Eco Luxury Group
The Royal Palm Hotel
4 out of 5
Km. 18 Via Puerto Ayora-Baltra Isla, Santa Rosa, Galapagos
The price is $282 per night
1.72 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (16 reviews)

"Beautiful, spacious villa in the middle of the national park in Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos. The staff were excellent and accommodating, and the restaurant was superb, going out of their way to accommodate our food requests. The only problem- not a trivial one sadly- was that the property wasn't ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

The Royal Palm Hotel
Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel
4 out of 5
Barrio Punta Estrada, Puerto Ayora, Galapagos
The price is $295 per night
9.33 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (56 reviews)
Most attentive and friendly staff ever!

"Best location and staff on Santa Cruz. I would recommend this hotel to anyone touring the Galápagos."…"

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2019

Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel
Gala House Galápagos
3 out of 5
Calle de los Arrayanes, Cormorán, Puerto Ayora, Galapagos
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $72 per night
8.3 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (5 reviews)
Favorite stay in all of Galapagos!

"Lovely, bed and breakfast just outside of the city centre, though conveniently located. You can't beat the hospitality, insight, and comfort that host, Tallita provides. Gala House offers exceptional value along with a cozy, welcoming environment."…"

Reviewed on Jan 1, 2020

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Visiting Santa Cruz Island

Visitors give high marks for the top-notch restaurants in Santa Cruz Island, which is also known for its local tours and beaches. Top sights in the city include Tortuga Bay Beach and Galapagos National Park.

  • There are 106 hotels and other accommodations in Santa Cruz Island
  • The closest major airport is in Isla Baltra (GPS-Seymour), 14.8 mi (23.9 km) from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Santa Cruz Island

The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the beaches and these places to visit: Tortuga Bay Beach, Galapagos National Park, and Dragon Hill. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Charles Darwin Research Station and El Garrapatero Beach.

In Santa Cruz Island, there are 106 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have ample places to choose from for your holiday retreat. Here are highly ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Semilla Verde Boutique Hotel - With a stay at this 3.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and WiFi.
  • Angermeyer Waterfront Inn - Our customers like the breakfast and beach locale at this hotel. This 3.5-star hotel features a marina, free breakfast, and a restaurant.
  • MWC Galapagos - With a stay at this 3-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and an outdoor pool, along with cable TV. Expedia customers like its breakfast and beach locale.

Dressing for Santa Cruz Island

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 92°F and the nighttime average to be 73°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 92°F during the day and 68°F at night
  • July through September averages 82°F during the day and 66°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 90°F during the day and 67°F at night
  • Average annual rainfall for Santa Cruz Island is 23.54 inches
  • Hottest months are usually January and February with an average temperature of 92°F, while the coldest months are August and September with an average of 66°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place for a stay in Santa Cruz Island?
Hotel Cucuve is a favorite with Expedia customers. This 4-star B&B offers free WiFi and a café. It is located a short 1-minute walk from Galapagos National Park. Reviews from our site also recommend Ikala Galapagos Hotel and La Fortaleza De Haro as top options for your trip.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Santa Cruz Island, will I receive a refund?
Yes! The majority of hotel bookings are fully refundable if cancelled prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before your scheduled arrival. If your reservation is non-refundable, you may still be able to cancel and get a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Put your dates in and click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to get the best options available in Santa Cruz Island.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Santa Cruz Island?
For more details about updating your trip to Santa Cruz Island or cancelling it, head over to our customer service page.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Santa Cruz Island?
Based on reviews, GALAPAGOS DREAMS is a popular 2.5-star property for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and a bar.
What's the best place to stay for families in Santa Cruz Island?
Hotel el descanso del Guia is a top 3.5-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Other choices for your kid-friendly vacation include Angermeyer Waterfront Inn and Bay House. Kids of all ages will also enjoy a visit to Rancho Primicias.
What's the best hotel for a couple going to Santa Cruz Island?
Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel is a favorite 4-star hotel for couples, and features premium bedding and a poolside bar. Another choice for your romantic getaway is Hotel Palace Galapagos.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Santa Cruz Island?
Galapagos Tortuga Bay is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and in-room balconies for its human guests.
What's the best accommodation for a beach vacation in Santa Cruz Island?
Hotel Cucuve is a top 4-star beachfront hotel with an outdoor pool and free breakfast. Other good choices for your stay near the beach include Angermeyer Waterfront Inn and Hotel Ninfa. Head to Tortuga Bay Beach or El Garrapatero Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best high-end place to stay in Santa Cruz Island?
Finch Bay Galapagos Hotel is a 4-star hotel with a restaurant and a poolside bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travelers looking for an elegant place to stay.
What are some accommodations with pools in Santa Cruz Island?
Hotel Ninfa is a popular 3-star hotel featuring an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and free WiFi. A couple of other options with an onsite pool include Galapagos Islands Hotel and Hotel Castro Galapagos.
What is the best spa hotel in Santa Cruz Island?
HOTEL PELICAN BAY INN is a top spa hotel featuring a restaurant, a rooftop terrace, and a bar. Enjoy a facial, massage, or mani/pedi at the onsite spa. Other popular spa hotels in Santa Cruz Island include Hotel Flamingo and Maytenus Galapagos.
What's it like to stay in Santa Cruz Island?
Visitors give high marks for the top-notch restaurants in Santa Cruz Island, which is also known for its local tours and beaches. Top sights in the city include Tortuga Bay Beach and Galapagos National Park. In Santa Cruz Island, there are 109 hotels and other accommodations to choose from.

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