The Galapagos Castle is a unique, historic hotel.
Its whimsical architecture and distinct design suit its safe and welcoming atmosphere. Located just two blocks from the main thoroughfare in downtown Puerto Ayora, the Galapagos Castle was strategically built in an elevated area so as to avoid damage from floods or large waves.
The location is easily accesible from flights to Galapagos National Park and provides guests with quick access to the different points of interest around the island, including sights for Galapagos scuba diving, Galapagos snorkeling, and Galapagos island tours.
In 1950 a young savant had the dream of building a castle for he and his family. Slowly, his dream took form as he began to construct the castle piece by piece. In building his private kingdom, the architect used local materials, such as volcanic rock. In total, the construction took just over two decades.
Recently, the Castle´s doors opened to the public to serve as both a peaceful respite for weary adventurers and a regal gathering place where all are welcome to celebrate and feast on fresh local cuisine like royalty.
The Galapagos Castle is a place rich in history and biodiversity. Its towers, bridges, gardens, and patios make it an unparralleled destination located in one of the most iconic habitats on Earth, Galapagos National Park.
We warmly invite you to discover it as part of your Galapagos excursions.
LOCATION: El Castillo Galapagos is easily accessible from flights to Galapagos National Park and provides guests with quick access to the different points of interest around Santa Cruz island. Many nearby offerings include opportunities to observe various species and fauna, in addition to scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, and island tours.
We are situated in Puerto Ayorajust two blocks from the main thoroughfare in a serene neighborhood. Along this main road, you can find many local restaurants, markets, shops, and tourist information. Within a 15-minute walk you can arrive to the main pier where all boats depart. We are also in close proximity to the entrance of Tortuga Bay, a 2.5km walking path that takes to you a beautiful beach and Playa Mansa for snorkeling and kayaking.