Finch Bay Eco Hotel

“A very nice hotel with the added bonus of a pool. Not many hotels in Puerto Ayora have them.”

Alan Jones

Finch Bay Eco Hotel room
Finch Bay Eco Hotel lounge
Finch Bay Eco Hotel cuisine
Finch Bay Eco Hotel kayaking

Finch Bay Eco Hotel

27 room hotel on the outskirts of Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos.

Finch Bay Eco Hotel has garden-view rooms and ocean-view suites, all with private bathroom and air conditioning. Breakfast is served each morning, included in the room price.

The hotel is is on Punta Estrada, across the bay from Puerto Ayora town. This is a quiet location, just a stone’s throw from the beach, beside a grove of mangroves. The restaurant serves delicious meals. There is a good-sized outdoor pool with a poolside bar and sun deck with loungers. Wi-Fi internet access is available in the public areas if you want to check your emails.

You can hire a bike for some independent exploration, walk to a hidden lagoon or take a boat trip to nearby islands using the hotel’s own yacht. Sea Lion. The beach at Tortuga Bay is a popular place to spend lazy days. Kayaking and snorkelling are also available at the hotel.

Finch Bay Eco Hotel Highlights

  • The only beach front hotel in Puerto Ayora
  • 7 minutes from the main shopping district
  • On-site activities available include snorkelling, kayaking, cycling and hiking
  • A short walk from the Charles Darwin Research Station
  • Rooms with views of either the gardens or ocean

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Finch Bay Eco Hotel


  • Restaurant
  • Lounge
  • Bar
  • Library
  • Ice machine
  • Swimming pool
  • Sun deck
  • Laundry service (extra cost)


  • Swimming
  • Snorkelling
  • Diving
  • Kayaking – Kayaks for rental (extra cost)
  • Mountain Biking
  • Wildlife viewing bird watching and hiking are all available with local guides where relevant
  • The hotel can also arrange excursions to the Charles Darwiin Research Station, to nearby islands on its own yacht, the Sea Lion.
  • It is possible to get a water taxi to visit Puerto Ayora town.
  • Equipment can be hired locally
  • Massage service (extra cost)


Children of all ages are welcome. There are interconnecting suites for families.


The hotel has free Wi-Fi internet access.


There are 21 Garden view rooms: 17 rooms with twin beds and 4 rooms with king-size beds. 6 Ocean View Suited: 3 suites with two Queen-size beds and 3 suites with king-size beds. *All rooms and suites have balconies.

  • Balcony
  • Hammock
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Hair dryers
  • Wooden blinds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Tiled floors
  • Biodegradable soap and shampoo dispensers
Finch Bay Hotel is a Smart Vovager certified hotel.

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