Galapagos Hotels - The Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos have long been synonymous with wildlife cruises yet on the islands of Santa Cruz and Isabela, the traditional image is beginning to change. On Isabela, a new wave of retreats is opening up just off the sweeping, white sand of Puerto Villamil beach and offers a unique combination of relaxation and adventure. Guests can hire bikes, snorkel amongst tropical fish, kayak or hike up the Sierra Negra Volcano or simply collapse around the hotel pool. On Santa Cruz, there are safari-camps and luxury resorts dotted in the lush highlands while on the coast, you can learn to dive at a beach-front hotel or enjoy Puerto Ayora’s vibrant nightlife. Although staying on land can never replace a traditional cruise, it does provide the perfect extension and a relaxing (or adventurous!) finale to any Galapagos trip.