Finch Bay Eco Hotel
Winner of TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Award in 2012, the Finch Bay Eco Hotel is a luxurious beachfront establishment named for the species of Darwin's finches, which can be seen in abundance throughout the property. The 27 air-conditioned guest units are all outfitted with en-suite bathrooms, tiled floors and island-themed furnishings, while suites also feature balconies or porches with hammocks and outdoor seating.
Guests can relax at the expansive outdoor pool area, which is surrounded by lush vegetation and sun loungers, and is frequently visited by herons, ducks and finches. The common area is designed as a comfy lounge, where guests can play chess or settle down with a book. An emphasis on ecological responsibility can be seen in the innovative garbage processing and recycling program that is run on site.
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There are several activities available right on the grounds of Finch Bay. Aside from an outdoor pool and manicured garden, this property offers direct access to the beaches of Puerto Ayora, where guests can go for a swim or practice snorkeling in the tropical turquoise waters. Biking and kayaking equipment can be rented from the front desk.
Daily excursions to nearby islands, mountain biking, diving classes, snorkeling, bird watching, hikes to Las Grietas, bay tours, and scuba diving trips are all offered for an additional fee. The hotel also owns two lavish private yachts that can be hired for ocean adventures.
The main shopping district of Puerto Ayora is within walking distance, as is the Charles Darwin Research Center. The highlands with their giant tortoise reserves, lava tunnels, and twin craters, are a 30-minute shuttle ride from here, and Tortuga Bay Beach can be reached in under an hour.
Food & Beverage
A complimentary full buffet breakfast with pancakes, waffles, bacon, sausage, fresh fruit juices, toast, omelets and more is prepared daily in the hotel's restaurant. An impressive array of healthy international cuisine, regional delicacies, and Asian flavors are featured for lunch and dinner. The bar serves a variety of tropical cocktails and snacks that can be enjoyed with dinner, in the lounge, or by the pool.
Amenities & Services
General:Family Friendly, 24-Hour Front Desk, Ground-Floor Terrace, Air Conditioning, Breakfast, Patio, Restaurant, On-Site Jetty, Garden, Poolside Bar.
Services:Boat Rental, Bike Rental, Computers with Internet Connection, Airport Transfer, Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN (free), Wake-Up Service, Laundry Service.
On-Site Activities:Hammocks, Sun Loungers, Massage Service, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Sun Deck, Hot Tub.
Nearby Attractions:Beach, Wildlife Observation, Sailing, Fishing, Hiking, Scuba Diving, Bird Watching, Snorkeling, Swimming, Dolphin and Whale Watching, Canoeing/Kayaking, Cycling.
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