There are a limited number of hotels on only 4 islands (Santa Cruz, Isabela, San Cristobal and Floreana). Here is our choice, arranged by island.

Hotels in Santa Cruz Island


Hotels in ISABELA Island

Hotels in FLOREANA Island

Hotel or cruise?

Visiting Galapagos from 1 or more hotels on the islands has its drawbacks. You will only get a limited view of the archipelago.

  • After all, the distance between the islands is great: with a cruise ship, you sail at night and visit the islands during the day. If you spend the night on an island, you can only visit the sites of that island and the closest sites of other islands.
  • The days at the equator offer only 12 hours of sunlight: subtract from that the time for breakfast and boarding, plus the travel time there and back, and there is not really much left over for touring the islands.
  • Santa Cruz can be quite crowded at times due to the many local Ecuadorian tourists who flock to Santa Cruz or San Cristobal..


However, there are two good reasons to do book a hotel in Galapagos:

  • Does the cruise ship of your choice follow an itinerary that does not call at the visitor sites of Santa Cruz or San Cristobal, then you can book a few extra days in a hotel on Santa Cruz or San Cristobal to visit the most beautiful sites of those islands from there. Santa Cruz and San Cristobal are the islands with an airport where you arrive and/or depart.
  • if you want to extend your stay in Galapagos with a relaxing beach vacation then you can either visit the Machalilla region from Guayaquil, or book a few days of beach vacation in a hotel on the islands.


The price difference between the better hotels in Galapagos and a cruise is quite small.

We offer you a choice of the better hotels in Galapagos.

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Tom - guide in EcuadorI’m Tom from Belgium and I’ll make sure your trip to Ecuador or cruise in Galapagos goes as smoothly and pleasantly as possible. I have been living in Ecuador for a decade and have been working in tourism for 8 years now. Before that, I obtained my guides diploma in Ecuador. Traveling and discovering new places is my passion.
Together with the local travel agency Descubre-Ecuador, we offer tailor-made tours in Galapagos and on the Ecuadorian mainland. Over the years, Descubre-Ecuador has built a reliable partnership with the best hotels and the best nature guides in Ecuador. Our small-scale way of working ensures easy accessibility and a lot of flexibility when traveling.
Customer satisfaction is the essence for us. And even in those rare moments of unforeseen difficult circumstances, we make sure that we are there to make sure your trip runs smoothly.
Explore Ecuador and Galapagos!


Indian woman from SalasacasIn South America, Ecuador is one of the smaller countries, but the country is hugely diverse in terms of geography, climate and population. You can visit the Andes, the Amazon rainforest as well as the tropical coast without taking extremely long domestic flights or transfers. And then you have the Galapagos Islands, a once in a lifetime experience. The diversity of flora and fauna per square mile is enormous. Ecuador is South America in a nutshell. Moreover, the country is relatively safe and little visited. The national currency is the USD and you have a wide choice of direct flights to Quito and Guayaquil from Europe and the United States.


Tom - guide in EcuadorIk ben Tom uit België en zorg ervoor dat jullie reis naar Ecuador of cruise in Galapagos zo vlot en aangenaam mogelijk kan verlopen. Ik woon al een tiental jaren in Ecuador en werk nu 8 jaren in toerisme. Daarvoor heb ik in Ecuador mijn gidsen-diploma behaald. Reizen en nieuwe plaatsen ontdekken is mijn passie. Samen met het lokale reiskantoor Descubre-Ecuador, bieden we reizen op maat in Galapagos en op het Ecuadoriaanse vasteland aan. Descubre-Ecuador heeft door de jaren heen een betrouwbare samenwerking opgebouwd met de beste hotels en de beste natuurgidsen van Ecuador. Onze kleinschalige manier van werken zorgt voor een vlotte bereikbaarheid en veel flexibiliteit bij het reizen. De tevredenheid van de klant is voor ons de essentie. En ook op die zeldzame momenten van onvoorziene moeilijke omstandigheden zorgen we dat we er zijn om jullie reis toch perfect te laten verlopen. Ontdek Ecuador en Galapagos!