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The Galápagos Islands Hotels

Royal Palm Hotel


  • Tours, many activities


  • Far from town

Updated 06/22/2011

Fodor's Review

This small resort on Santa Cruz is the only five-star luxury hotel on the islands. Suites, villas, and rooms blend into the garden surroundings within a 500-acre property; all have the proper amenities of a mainland high-rise hotel. Features include an observatory with computerized telescopes for stargazing and a Galápagos museum that focuses on the ecology and native species. Tours offered include horseback riding, diving, snorkeling, hiking, birding, sea kayaking, and windsurfing. You also are welcome at the Royal Palm Hotel's Airport VIP room in Baltra. An entire dinner here, without drinks, will run you about $25.

Hotel Information


20 mins northwest of Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, 200350, Ecuador


05-252–7408; 02-252–0000-in Quito

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 10 villas, 4 rooms, 3 suites

Updated 06/22/2011

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