Finch Bay

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Finch Bay is a small beachfront hotel catering for guests individually with an array of excursions and activities to choose from. A stay here is a great alternative or complement to a cruise if you want to explore an island more intimately.

This beautiful beachfront hotel is located near the main settlement of Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. This unique volcanic archipelago presents visitors with the opportunity to get up close and personal with an incredible diversity of wildlife including sea lions, iguanas and boobies.

While most explore the islands on a cruise, Finch Bay is an excellent option for those preferring a land-based stay, or indeed for anyone who likes the idea of seeing the Galápagos from both perspectives.

Its rooms and suites are simply furnished with private bathrooms, a terrace or balcony and air-conditioning. It sits near the beach, a short water taxi transfer from the town, and offers guests a large pool, outdoor Jacuzzi, spa, restaurant, bar and large sun terrace to supplement the attractions of the lovely sands on the water's edge.

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What our clients say

  • “The Galápagos Islands are spectacular and we are so glad we had the time to visit. After a busy four days onboard La Pinta it was good to have a…

    EK, Saltash
  • The hotel was lovely as were all the staff we encountered.

    HB, Todmorden
  • Excellent. Great room, amazing location, great food, helpful staff. Only fault was a minimum price of $40 for a bottle of wine.  They'd sell more if they did a bargain…

    IA, London
  • "It knows what it's doing! Great front counter staff. Enjoyed relaxing in the hammock in the evening. Good pool and while I was only eating cereals, really impressive breakfast spread."

    PW, Norwich
  • "We particularly loved Finch Bay because of the wildlife; we found a turtle in the bay after failing to find any in all our snorkelling trips!"

    HS, Chiswick
  • This more than lived up to its pre-departure billing. It was quiet, comfortable and beautifully located across the bay from Puerto Ayora. It had its own shuttle water taxi to…

    DM, Nottingham
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Our Expert's Opinion

The location and the facilities make Finch Bay one of my favourite options on Santa Cruz and I think it's great for either a cruise add on or as your sole Galapagos experience. The hotel has its own boat so I highly recommend doing a day trip to one of the nearby islands. As an extra treat, upgrade to one of the 6 suites with an ocean view as well as a private balcony with hammock.

Sophie Barber Travel Expert Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.


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