Pikaia Lodge Est. 2014

Pikaia Lodge Galapagos, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

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If Darwin ran your company, he’d probably be running it by the mantra “we must constantly be evoloving.”
We suggest you take a page right out of his book, and head to this Galapagos eco lodge. Poised for relaxation, exploration, and adventure, the Pikaia Lodge is perfect for increasing moral and resetting your goals for the ever changing business world.
The Lowdown
Type
Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
Boat / Yacht / Yacht Club
Lodge / Mountain / Ski Resort
Views
Canyon
Coastline
Ocean
Park
Style
Coastal
Contemporary
Eco
Elegant
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Corporate Event
Family Reunion
Group Getaway
LGBT Weddings
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

Pikaia Lodge is being built on Santa Cruz Island in the centre of the Galapagos Archipelago. These islands belong to the Republic of Ecuador. The Galapagos and its surrounding marine reserve are Natural World Heritage sites of UNESCO. The marine reserve is one of the Seven Underwater Wonders of the world and the second largest protected marine reserve, after the great Australian Barrier Reef. Our 31 hectares of property and private wild giant tortoise reserve is located 450 meters above sea level in the transition zone between the sunny, arid savanna and the lush tropical mist forest of the volcanic highlands. Given its unique location it has a special microclimate: Warm and sunny with fresh breezes for most of the year, therefore, mosquito free!

During the cooler “Garua Season” our property is occasionally shrouded in mist. At this time, from July to November, the wild tortoises migrate from the arid zone up to Pikaia for grazing. The main building will be perched on a small plateau on top of two extinct volcanic craters and the rooms and villas will nestle amongst the slopes. This location offers one of the most spectacular view points in the Galapagos – a great scenic destination in itself. From all our public areas and rooms, our guests will enjoy expansive views of the pristine arid savanna of the adjacent Galapagos National Park by looking north, to extinct volcanic cones shrouded in mist, mountains covered with lush tropical cloud forests, and green pasture farms by looking to the south-west; along with a 270 degree view of the infinite Pacific Ocean with nearby islands as a backdrop.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

Yes

Estimated Price Per Head

from $1,000 to $2,000

Additional Charges

2.1 Rates: 2.1.1 All exploration package rates are priced per person, in double occupancy. 2.1.2 Single occupancies have a 75% price surcharge per person. 2.1.3 Rates are subject to change anytime at the sole discretion of Pikaia Lodge (Galapacific S.A.). 2.1.4 Prices are quoted in US dollars and all payments must be made in such currency. 2.2 Packages include: 2.2.1 Private Lodge transport to and from the airport in the island. 2.2.2 Room accommodation. 2.2.3 All M/Y Pikaia I Yacht Day- cruises, M/B Pikaia II Boat and Lodge’s guided multilingual land and marine explorations programs; according to schedule and subject to availability. 2.2.4 The use of the yacht or the Lodge’s wet suits, snorkeling equipment, kayaks, mountain bikes & helmets.* 2.2.5 Full board with meals served at the lodge, onboard of M/Y Pikaia I or as a picnic lunch on the M/B Pikaia II according to exploration activities. 2.2.6 Non-alcoholic beverages during meals (breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea & dinner) 2.2.7 Scientific conferences and lectures.* 2.2.8 Internet use and Wi-Fi connection in assigned areas. 2.2.9 Use of public areas. 2.2.10 Books and videos from our selected library. 2.2.11 Includes 12% VAT and 10% service charge. *Subject to availability 2.3 The packages exclude: 2.3.1 Transport to and from the Galapagos Islands. 2.3.2 International departure airport taxes (if not included in the airfare). 2.3.3 Galapagos National Park fees such us: Galapagos National Park taxes U.S. $ 100.00*; Galapagos Visitors Transit Card U.S. $ 10.00*; 2.3.4 Room service charges. 2.3.5 All alcoholic beverages at the Lodge and onboard M/Y Pikaia I. 2.3.6 Spa treatments. 2.3.7 Laundry services. 2.3.8 Telephone calls and fax. 2.3.9 Boutique and spa boutique items 2.3.10 Tips & gratuities (refer to point 8). 2.3.11 Optional additional activities. 2.3.12 Optional third party private tours or transport services in the island or to other islands. 2.3.13 12% VAT and 10% service charge not included in section 2.2. *Subject to change without prior notice, currently charged one time per visit. For more information see permit No 6.

Insurance

Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event

Capacity

Seated
32
Buffet
32
Standing
200
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2014
Curfew
No Curfew
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Beer/Wine/Champagne Only
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Accommodations
14 Rooms - 6 Deluxe, 6 Superior, 1 Suite and 1 Pool Suite 
Inside Scoop

Norman, our Executive Chef, comes from a background on event and wedding party catering. All guests are invited for afternoon tea every day at the Lodge. We have incredibly interesting Scientific Conferences every night. Jhonattan the Spa Manager is a certified physical therapist and gives amazing massages!

Amenities
  • Street Parking
  • Wifi
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
The main building will be perched on a small plateau on top of two extinct volcanic craters and the rooms and villas will nestle amongst the slopes. This location offers one of the most spectacular view points in the Galapagos – a great scenic destination in itself. From all our public areas and rooms, our guests will enjoy expansive views of the pristine arid savanna of the adjacent Galapagos National Park by looking north, to extinct volcanic cones shrouded in mist, mountains covered with lush tropical cloud forests, and green pasture farms by looking to the south-west; along with a 270 degree view of the infinite Pacific Ocean with nearby islands as a backdrop.
Design:
With just 29 rooms, Pikaia Lodge will be an exclusive boutique experience. The first phase of operations will offer 14 rooms with the main lodge building, and the future expansion has been planned to have no impact on guests or operations.
 As there is no native or ancestral architecture to model from, our designers opted for a modern contemporary luxury eco-lodge that would blend harmoniously with our unique crater topography. Under the direction of the Ecuadorian Architect Humberto "Coro" Plaza, one of Ecuador's leading Architect, together with his team of Architects: Roxana Castillo, Andres Cunto, Felipe Molina, Maria Jose Villacis, Filiberto Viteri, Alex Baquerizo, Juan Manuel Yela and Interior designer Maria Elena Frei-Shephard, they came to the right solutions with creativity, well applied eco-efficiency and sophisticated class, while offering a comfortable and cozy ambiance with "The evolution of the species" and the geological ages as a subtle artistic Decor theme.
Standout Venue Features:
The Pikaia Lodge concept is designed for the environmentally conscious, eco-adventure traveler, who seeks intimate contact with the unique natural heritage of the Galapagos along with all the comforts of a highly evolved lifestyle. No lack of privacy, rigid timetables, seasickness nor confined spaces of the typical yachts or cruises. As our Pikaia Lodge guest, you will enjoy active, quality guided land and marine day programs in small groups. At night you’ll rest in spacious and quiet accommodations. Due to its central location in the Archipelago, the Santa Cruz Island provided us with the perfect opportunity to develop our unique land based day tour concept, since the most interesting islands, secluded white sandy beaches and wildlife sites of the Galapagos National Park are nearby. All these can be reached within relatively short navigation times on board our large, comfortable, safe and stable oceangoing yacht Pikaia I. In fact, you will discover some of the finest beaches of the Galapagos near the lodge. Just by taking a stroll, you can come face to face with a wild giant tortoise. Pikaia Lodge has its own private Tortoise Reserve on the property.
Extra Perks:
Perks are offered case by case depending on guests needs.
Celebration Locations
Pikaia Lodge Hotel:
The 31 hectares of property and private wild giant tortoise reserve is located 450 meters above sea level in the transition zone between the sunny, arid savanna and the lush tropical mist forest of the volcanic highlands. Given its unique location it has a special microclimate: Warm and sunny with fresh breezes for most of the year, therefore, mosquito free! During the cooler “Garua Season” our property is occasionally shrouded in mist. At this time, from July to November, the wild tortoises migrate from th
- View: T he main building will be perched on a small plateau on top of two extinct volcanic craters and the rooms and villas will nestle amongst the slopes. This location offers one of the most spectacular view points in the Galapagos – a great scenic destinatio
- Max Capacity: 32 guests sleeping in the Lodge, 200 visiting external.
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Diary Of A Girls Birthday Getaway: Entry #2 Celebrating in the Galapagos
Michaela Trimble
REPORT
No. 26910
VENUE:
Pikaia Lodge
LOCATION:
-1, Galápagos Islands
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Island
Tropical
Volcanic Landscape
REPORTER: Michaela Trimble

DIARY OF A BIRTHDAY GIRLS GETAWAY - ENTRY #2 

The uber-talented "birthday twins," Michaela & Marianna are back for another round of #birthdaybucketlist goodness. Are you following along on M & M's magical adventures with #babesinsouthamerica? Don't miss their Diary entry #1, when they were frolicking around Colombia.  This dynamic duo is really two halves of one beautiful whole, with Michaela being one heck of a talented travel writer and Marianna the crazy good photographer documenting and dancing their way down south. Waaaaay south.

So far south in fact, that these lucky ladies found themselves, quite on purpose, at one of our dream spots, the land of Darwin, the Galapagos! Think gorgeous, sparkling turquoise waters, perfect animal preserves & luxurious yet sustainable accommodations with a unique "birthday twin" stylish twist. When reaching said once-in-a-lifetime-if-you're-lucky locales, only the most beautiful and perfectly sustainable lodging will gosh-darn do. Pikaia Lodge is built on Santa Cruz Island in the centre of the Galapagos Archipelago. While these islands belong to the Republic of Ecuador, the Galapagos and surrounding marine reserve are Natural World Heritage sites of UNESCO.

 

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