If you’ve ever enjoyed a tented safari in Africa, you will love Scalesia Lodge. This simple yet luxurious lodge in the Galapagos Islands is one of just a handful of excellent land-based options from which to explore this exciting destination.

The concept of glamping has only recently made it to the shores of Latin America, with a very short list of properties offering this style of accommodation. Scalesia Lodge was one of the first to embrace this wonderful idea over a traditional luxury hotel, and it is now one of the most respected lodges in the Galapagos. Nestled in 40 acres of magical forest on Isabela island, the tents are spaced between the trees providing privacy and allowing guests to truly feel part of nature. The minimalist design includes a lounge area, restaurant with huge windows and a wrap around deck. Each tent boasts panoramic views, full bathrooms and huge wooden terraces. Each day different activities are arranged, visiting other islands and observing wildlife. Other options include mountain biking, kayaking, scuba diving and surfing. Suitable for adults and children alike, this lodge will make your holiday to the Galapagos a once-in-a-lifetime experience.


NAME: Scalesia Lodge

LOCATION: Isabela, an island in the Galapagos

CAPACITY: 16 private and exceptionally comfortable tents which are at one with nature in the forest

FOOD & DRINK: Guests can enjoy a variety of meals all cooked in the lodges’ own kitchen by its team of talented chefs. You won’t find gourmet cuisine, but the food is tasty and beautifully presented. Fresh fish features highly on the menu, which is to be expected on an island, along with a variety of Ecuadorian inspired dishes

OUTSTANDING FEATURE: The ‘no frills’ luxury of Scalesia is what makes it so appealing. It’s glamping, its camping and a 5* hotel all rolled into one. The simplicity of the architecture, the unforgettable views and the peace and quiet are what make it such a great option for a holiday in the Galapagos

BEST FOR: Everyone! If you are a family, there’s plenty to keep everyone happy and if you are a couple seeking privacy, the standalone glamping tents will provide a serene place to relax

MUST DO ACTIVITY: It goes without saying, but the snorkelling in the Galapagos Islands is fantastic. Even when staying at this land-based option there are plenty of options to take part in this activity, and we’d highly recommend visiting your local swimming pool before heading to the islands for some practice!


Would you like to visit The Galapagos? Simply contact us for more information and let us create a tailor made holiday for you.