Our nine luxury tents are located closely below the central lodge. They are erected above the ground on wooden platforms and are sheltered by three protective layers, one specifically for the sun, another one for the rain and an inner sealed canvass shell forms the bedrooms. Their interiors are comfortable and spacious (27m2). The custom-made furniture was designed with comfort, practicality and elegance in mind. Twin beds join to become one comfortable queen, there are cupboards, a writing desk and a fan/heater for temperature control. We can also add a sofa bed for children under 12. The ensuite bathrooms are tastefully designed with hot power showers and flush toilets. All tents have a large balcony with a hammock and chairs from which to take in the enchanting view.
Our Tented Camp borders the National Park in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island’s “transition zone” and is close to the tortoise reserve. The 55-hectare farm is on a ridge with magnificent views over the Pacific Ocean & the famous western & northern islands of Isabela, Santiago, Pinzón, Baltra, Rabida, Guy Fawkes & Daphne.
The stylish central lodge is perched on a hill with panoramic views from its spacious veranda. The open-plan interior draws the eye to the islands scattered on the horizon below. Relax in the lounge and bar, with their cosy fireplace. Savour the local and international dishes created by our creative chef with home-grown produce in the dining room.
The infinity pool is an ideal place for guests to enjoy the nature and tranquility while cooling down on hot days.
The farm has an abundance of birdlife with finches, warblers, mockingbirds, Galapagos doves, egrets and owls—tortoises also frequently potter between the tents. As a result of our conservation work, many local species of trees, such as scalesia, guayabillo, and palo santo, are rapidly regaining a foothold after years of cattle farming.
Rates include breakfast and dinner. Lunch can be ordered for a supplement of $35
Rates do not include local taxes (12%government taxes 10% service)
We stumbled upon the property while visiting the islands. We gave up our former life in Europe to build a dream that was conceived while up a tree looking at the mesmerizing views where the lodge now sits. After many years of travelling, we found a place where we rooted our life; it reflects our passion and love for travel.
Our philosophy on ecology is that sustainability should be a choice of life based on common sense. The Enchanted Isles are fragile ecosystems strained by human presence and the relatively new success of tourism. There is a welcome trend of responsible thinking to balance sustainable development and the protection of the environment, while emphasizing quality over quantity. We set the standard for responsible practice at both the human and environmental levels.