Scalesia Galapagos Lodge

Location: Galapagos Islands | Ecuador & the Galapagos

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

Adventure awaits at Scalesia Galapagos Lodge which offers a wildlife glamping experience in one of the most volcanically-active islands in the world: the Galapagos’s largest island, Isabela. In 1835, naturalist Charles Darwin visited the island and you can trace his footsteps today and encounter a host of incredible wildlife species including penguins, turtles, sea-faring iguanas, kaleidoscopic marine life, flamingos, a plethora of sea lions lounging on the black-sand beaches and much more.
Perfect forThose wanting to combine glamping with the wildlife experience of a lifetime.
In the know
  • There is no Wi-Fi in the tents, giving you the chance to switch off and reconnect with nature and no air conditioning as it is cooler in the highlands than on the coast.
  • You will need to bring: your passport, binoculars, flashlight and batteries, camera, insect repellent, sun protection, lightweight long trousers and long-sleeved shirt for hikes, shorts, short-sleeved shirts, bathing suit, hiking boots, sandals, windbreaker, small day pack, plastic bags to protect camera etc. from rain, sea sickness medication (as advised by your doctor) and cash (there are no ATMs on the island).

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Hotel Overview

Sense of place

Scalesia Galapagos Lodge is located in the highlands of Isabela Island, approximately 20 minutes from Puerto Villamil. It is at the heart of 16 hectares of private land in a beautiful forest, with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.

Rooms at Scalesia Galapagos Lodge

Throughout your stay at Scalesia Lodge you will be staying in one of the 16 luxury tents, with a king-sized bed or twin beds which come complete with a bathroom with tempered glass showers, and a terrace for taking in the beautiful views. The tents are pitched in the heart of the jungle and in close proximity to the Pacific Ocean so you can enjoy reconnecting with nature and switch off from the outside world.

Food & Drink

Tuck into delicious breakfasts and dinners at the restaurant on site and during your daily tours around the Galapagos, a boxed lunch will be provided, which you can enjoy in spectacular settings such as at the foot of a volcano. 


There are three different living areas for reading, relaxation and socialising with other guests who are also on this wildlife expedition with you.

Activities at Scalesia Galapagos Lodge

Choose from a wealth of activities from boat rides where you can spot sea lions, iguanas, manta rays and reef sharks to a picnic at Sierra Negra, one of the most active volcanoes on the archipelago. The lodge also offers mountain biking, kayaking, scuba diving and surfing. 

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Hotel location

Scalesia Galapagos Lodge can be reached via 2.5-hour flight from Quito or Guayaquil in Ecuador to Baltra, followed by a 30-minute flight from Baltra to Puerto Villamil.

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