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Finch Bay

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Finch Bay is a small beachfront hotel catering for guests individually with an array of excursions and activities to choose from. A stay here is a great alternative or complement to a cruise if you want to explore an island more intimately.

This small beachfront hotel is located near the main settlement of Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island. This unique volcanic archipelago presents visitors with the opportunity to get up close and personal with an incredible diversity of wildlife including sea lions, iguanas and boobies.

While most explore the islands on a cruise, Finch Bay is an excellent option for those preferring a land-based stay, or indeed for anyone who likes the idea of seeing the Galápagos from both perspectives. 

Its rooms are simply furnished with private bathroom, a terrace or balcony and air-conditioning. It sits right on the beach, close to town, and offers guests a large pool, outdoor Jacuzzi, restaurant, bar and large sun terrace to supplement the attractions of the lovely sands on the water's edge.

Finch Bay has been voted the World’s Leading Green Hotel 2016 at the World Travel Awards event which acknowledges and celebrates excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry, with votes from the general public and travel professionals. This award recognises the Hotel’s responsible environmental management in one of the world’s most delicate and pristine ecosystems and the teamwork of its staff.

What our clients say

97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.

Excellent Best hotel we have ever stayed in! Great location, excellent staff, were made to feel really special. Food was just incredible!!!...In our case the holiday was exactly as we wanted.

SC, Oswestry

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Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.

Hannah Waterhouse
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Consultant

Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

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  • Chris Rendell Dunn
    Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Consultant

    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our Sales team.

  • Hannah Donaldson
    Hannah Donaldson - Travel Consultant

    Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is an invaluable part of our Group Tours team.

  • Carrie Gallagher
    Carrie Gallagher - Travel Consultant

    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Escorted Groups team.

  • Kathryn Rhodes
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Consultant

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

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    Evie Oswald - Travel Consultant

    It’s hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.

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    Jim Ashworth - Travel Consultant

    Jim first caught the Latin American travel bug in 2001 when he decided at the last minute to join a friend travelling around Central America – he hasn't looked back since.

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