My husband now refers to "eco-lodges" as luxury suffering! This is very true even for the safari camp - you are hardly suffering camping, that's where the luxury comes into play! From a family-welcome, gourmet meals, beautifully appointed tents, serene property, attentive staff, to a refreshing pool. Great experience one night in the tent and then we changed rooms to the suite (not a tent) where we had more space. Liked exploring the area on the ATV to the tortoise farms and lava tunnels. Spent a sunday afternoon in the nearest town "bellavista" for a locals lunch. The hotel manager arranged for us to visit an organic coffee and sugarcane plantation who prided themselves on their artisan ways (rightfully so!) - a highlight of the Galapagos trip. Glad we spent a few days exploring the highlands and the diversity that it offered from the coast. The camp is a halfway point between the airport and the main town Puerto Ayora which are both easy 30 minute drives. A unique experience - the owners certainly have created a thoughtful property in paradise. They should all be like this!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- GSC provides an authentic inland experience by offering 9 luxury safari tents – all with oceanview balcony- in an exclusive natural environment, both as an alternative or in addition to a sea-based travel itinerary. Tents are spacious with private bathroom and hot water. Guests gather by the fireplace in the main room to view the sunsets, taste our chef´s creative dishes in the panoramic dining room or enjoy the tranquility of the infinity pool. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Galapagos Safari Camp Hotel Santa Cruz
- Galapagos Safari Camp Galapagos Islands/Santa Cruz, Ecuador