At the Ikala Galapagos Hotel we want you to feel at home. Built with unique designs and optimal use of solar energy, we want to contribute to the protection of the environment and support the economy and local communities. Protected from the sun, the Ikala Galapagos Hotel is surrounded by beautiful trees and gardens that create a fresh and natural environment that make the hotel an oasis in the center of the island of Santa Cruz.
The hotel has an outdoor pool, bar, and La Terraza Restaurant where you can enjoy a delicious breakfast or private dinner overlooking the sea and enjoying the relaxing environment. We also have modern and comfortable rooms including:
– 15 suites with private balcony
– 6 comfortable standard rooms
– 1 duplex suite with private living room and kitchen


Our Story

  • 1989Our beginning

    In 1989 a project that would revolutionize tourism in Ecuador started. Latin Travel Collection Holding began as a small travel agency in Quito, Ecuador. Many years later, this family business with big dreams has the pleasure and honor of celebrating its star product, the Ikala Galápagos Hotel.

  • 2000Building a dream

    The home that would become the Ikala Galapagos Hotel was built around 1980 and belonged to a historic Galapagos family. In 2000 it became part of the Latin Travel Collection group and here is where the dream of creating a refuge for travelers from all over the world was born.

  • 2017An innovative project

    In 2017, the construction of the Ikala Galapagos Hotel began, always maintaining the immense mango, acacia, and coconut palm trees that to this day protect the hotel from sunny days and make the hotel a natural and refreshing refuge.

  • 2018Creating unforgettable experiences

    In January 2018 Ikala Galapagos Hotel officially opens its doors welcoming its first guests as a family and thus celebrating a new era for the hotel industry in Galapagos.



Our Bar & Restaurant La Terraza is the ideal place to enjoy a buffet breakfast, a private dinner, or organize a private or corporate event in a cozy atmosphere and with spectacular views over the bay. With capacity for 50 people, we offer a unique experience with privacy, comfort and style. We use fresh ingredients and work with local producers to bring the best of Galapagos to the table.
– Breakfasts: 06:30 – 09:30 (Every day)
– Dinners: 18:30 – 21:00 (Tuesday to Sunday)
Our Pool Bar with capacity for 20 people is the ideal place to enjoy cocktails and snacks in a relaxed atmosphere next to the pool, our beautiful trees and gardens, and our relaxing hammock. Our bartenders will surprise you with traditional cocktails and house cocktails as well as delicious snacks ideal for a sunset surrounded by the famous Darwin’s Finches.
Opening hours: 12:00 – 20:00 (Every day)

  • DESAYUNOBuffet Breakfast
  • Vista al Mar Dinner with Ocean View
  • Eventos Private Events
  • Cocteles House Cocktails
  • Ingredientes Fresh Ingredients
  • Productores Local Producers
La Terraza Bar & Restaurant / Menu Options / Opciones del menú / La Terraza Bar & Restaurante
La Terraza Bar & Restaurant / Menu Options / Opciones del menú / La Terraza Bar & Restaurante
La Terraza Bar & Restaurant / Menu Options / Opciones del menú / La Terraza Bar & Restaurante



At La Terraza Bar & Restaurant discover a new way of working remotely. A perfect option for holding private or corporate meetings or events. We want to be your new office, a safe place for you and your community, but also the ideal place to your most special celebrations be it weddings, birthdays, or anniversary. We put at your disposal our spacious, comfortable, and modern facilities located in a natural and paradisiacal location and with menus made from fresh ingredients that are locally produced.




Located in the center of the Puerto Ayora city in the Santa Cruz Island, the hotel is a few minutes away from restaurants, stores, bars, and other attractions like the pier, the Ninfas Lagoon, the fishermen’s pier, the entry to Tortuga Bay Beach, and the Charles Darwin Station where you can find the embalmed body of the famous turtle “Lonesome George”.

Explore the city of Puerto Ayora using our free bicycles while you pedal through the streets and discover the attractions that are close to the Ikala Hotel. After returning back from a long day we will be happy to greet you with some cocktails while you relax by our pool or dine with an ocean view.

Our staff is ready to help you with detailed information about the different attractions that you can visit minutes away from our Ikala Hotel.


  • Aeropuerto

    From Baltra Airport:
    Upon arrival to the Ecological Baltra Airport and once you have passed the corresponding controls you will find public buses to the Itabaca Canal where you will travel in a public ferry to cross to Santa Cruz Island. On the other side of the canal you will find public buses that will take you to the city of Puerto Ayora or private taxis that take you directly to the Ikala Hotel. The journey lasts between 45 minutes to 1 hour.

  • Puerto

    From the Pier:
    Located just a couple of blocks away from the main Puerto Ayora pier, you can walk in less than 10 minutes from the pier and the Ikala Hotel. Our central location allows you to freely and easily find the hotel upon arrival from other islands.