An inspiring model of sustainable tourism, this is an intimate, unique property in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island devoted to discovering the Galápagos through family adventures and well-being.
In the highlands of volcanic Santa Cruz Island, where giant tortoises roam free, you’ll find this eco-friendly property, comprising three cosy modern villas. The property, which has its own coffee farm, is run by its friendly proprietors, whose vision is to create a space where you can relax and discover the Galápagos at your own pace, and where families can enjoy a bonding educational experience as well as offering youngsters extraordinary adventures.
Each villa has at least two bedrooms, leisure area and kitchen; your chef comes to prepare your nutritious organic meals there and you eat in situ. There are modern bathrooms and plenty of space in which to unwind after a day out exploring: you choose what you want to do from a menu of activities including wildlife discoveries, walks, kayaking, swimming, snorkelling and even cookery lessons. Your surroundings have been left wild, the true habitat of the giant tortoises which roam right up to your door, accompanied by a soundtrack of birdsong. Truly a magical place.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
The Galápagos Islands are a wonderland. If I say that of all places I have visited in the world only the Grand Canyon is their equal in impact and living up to expectation you will have an idea of how they affected both of us.DW Lingfield
The Galápagos was so amazing - we were not at all disappointed even though we had looked forward to it so much. Every part of our cruise was special, and we loved the Athala and her itinerary.RJ, Kenilworth
The Galápagos Islands were something else- quite outstanding for the wonderful wildlife and abundant sea life while snorkelling.CP
The wildlife in the Galápagos was so totally unbothered by our presence.SB, Leyland
"The Galápagos Islands and the amazing Machu Picchu ruins. A real once in a lifetime experience."MCP Richmond
Most Memorable Moment?: The obvious answer is the whole thing! If I had to choose, I'd say the experience of arriving at the top of the Prince Phillip Steps on Genovesa to be confronted by a sea of roosting and nesting seabirds completely unfazed by our presence. Of course I'd read about it in advance but nothing really prepares you for experiencing it for yourself. Another key moment was going snorkelling for the first time at the age of 70 and immediately having underwater encounters with a sea lion and a green sea turtle. My prescience in investing in a GoPro camera ahead of the trip paid huge dividends in terms of lasting memories.DM, Nottingham
Truly a unique lifetime experience, especially snorkelling for the first time with playful sea lions, sea turtles, penguins, rays and ‘tame’ wildlife.SD, Rochester
Most Memorable Moment: Swimming with sea lions, following hundreds of dolphins on the boat, diving with penguinsKH, London
We loved snorkelling with marine iguanas, turtles, and the lovely playful sealions.FM, Manchester
Isolation on the Islands a feeling of being in the Galapagos by invitation of the inhabitants - the wildlife. A truly wonderful and privileged experience.SD, Rochester
The Galapagos 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 days break at Finch Bay. It was certainly a well needed rest for us both.EK, Saltash
Visiting the Galápagos islands and coming so close to so many special species of animals and birds was a memorable experience.JB, Chiswick
The Galápagos cruise was just so good. I don't think I can remember enjoying a recent trip so much.NJ, London
Galapagos was incredible. We loved it. The guides were all excellent and we especially enjoyed having guides with a naturalist qualification.LE, Poole
The sealions were brilliant fun and the pups so cute, and so close. All the wildlife was great and seeing it all up close as nothing is afraid of humans, was amazing.KH, Weybridge
The highlight was always going to be the Galápagos and it lived up to our expectations. It is a unique place and unlike our last visit we came away with hundreds of photographs to remind us of the trip.NW, Wells
Galapagos Islands wildlife, guide and boat. To be so close to birds and animals is a privilege and to see such pristine beaches and scenery is lovely.SJ, Winchelsea
The Galápagos offer amazing access to stunning wild-life and a great week living on a boat.PJ, London
The wildlife on the islands (obviously the major reason for the trip) was spectacular and wonderful to experience. I’m please to have made the trip and would certainly recommend the Galápagos to anyone with similar interests and sufficient money.PM, Chesterfield
The cabin upgrade was definitely worth the extra money, much more space and good sized windows!LF, Alderley Edge
The close proximity of the wildlife in the Galapagos is amazing.DW, Stevenage
So many (highlights) it's hard to single some out. The Galapagos are a joy from start to finish.JC, Littlehampton
No-one should consider a Galápagos cruise of less then 8 days. We both had a holiday of a lifetime.LF
The trip to to the Galapagos was the highlight undoubtedly - and the memories will remain with us for a long time -along with the huge photographic archive taken!CG, Stratchcarron
One of us had not snorkelled for a very long time and was hesitant in deep water. Martin the Naturalist on MV Eclipse helped her overcome her fears and enabled her to accompany him resulting in amazing underwater views that she would not have had. The whole trip was memorable for both of us... We just loved the Galapagos.AL
Our time on the Galápagos Islands was unique to us, the wildlife was fabulous, we enjoyed every minute of it.BT, Ware
Impossible to choose between the Galápagos and Easter Island - both are magical, special places.SM, Wandsworth
A truly wonderful and privileged experience!RD, Ashford
The Galapagos blew me away. was even better than I expected. it never felt crowded and the guides and crew made us feel as thought we were special., Surbiton
Highlight?: Probably a sea lion playing underneath me and showing off whilst I was snorkelling. Beautiful.DD, Uxbridge
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