Scalesia Galapagos Lodge is situated in the highlands of Isabela Island on the slopes of a volcano, about 20 minutes from the town of Puerto Villamil. This modern, luxurious, safari-style tent resort sits in the middle of a 40 acre property with dense forest and spectacular views to the coast.
From Baltra, guests reach Isabela Island either by transfer (bus and car) to Puerto Ayora to board the speed boat (chartered or public) to Puerto Villamil (2 ½ hours approx.), or via an inter-island flight with a local airline (30 mins approx.).
At Scalesia there are 16 comfortable tents - 53m² including terrace, 4 with king size beds, 12 with twin, all with hot-water tempered glass showers - and 3 different social areas for relaxing and reading. Programmes from 2 to 4 nights include transport from Puerto Villamil, all meals and activities. There is also a half-board rate excluding activities.
The most pristine of the 3 populated islands in the Galapagos, Isabela is home to six large volcanoes. The island is divided into two sections, with the northern half of the island famous for its wild and remote environment, characterised by shallow waters. The southern part of the island casts a shadow over the north, with its towering volcanoes and spewing fumaroles. In terms of wildlife, Isabela concentrates the vast majority of all species found in Galapagos. In the Puerto Villamil area alone there is an abundance of blue footed boobies, pelicans, penguins, flamingos, herons, ducks, finches, tropical birds, sea turtles, sea lions, marine iguanas, manta rays, sharks, eels and tropical fish. Sally lightfoot crabs, hawks, owls, dolphins and whales among others species are often spotted, while Galapagos tortoises and land iguanas roam freely in Sierra Negra Volcano.