Scalesia Galapagos Lodge
Scalesia Galapagos Lodge is located in the highlands of Isabela, about 20 minutes from Puerto Villamil. The lodge is nestled in the center of 16 hectares of property in the middle of a magical forest, with a spectacular view of the coast of Isabela Island and the Pacific Ocean.
Scalesia Galapagos Lodge is a new concept of lodging in the Island, it has been designed to connect you with nature and allow you to explore and enjoy Galapagos at its best. All inclusive programs, of 8, 5 and 4 days length are available for you to enjoy this spectacular site, recently named as the undiscovered gem of Galapagos.
Scalesia Galapagos Lodge Excursions
Some of the highlights of Isabela Island visited during the programs:
Volcan Sierra Negra and Volcan Chico
Sierra Negra is one of the most active volcanoes of the archipelago, its recent eruption took place in 2005. The volcano’s crater is considered the second largest in the world with a diameter of 10km. Volcan Chico is also an active volcano, sulfur vents can be seen in this area. This is an approximately 6 hour walk tour to appreciate all the splendor of the volcanoes.
Los Humedales & Muro de las Lagrimas
Los Humedales is a complex with various trails where you can find the four species of mangroves existing in Galapagos. This area is characterized by solitary beaches, lava tunnels, natural pools and estuaries where you can see flamingos and other birds. El Muro de las Lagrimas (Wall of tears), this wall was built from huge blocks of lava by exile inmates during 1945 to 1959 as a punishment while Isabela was a penal colony.
The Turtle Breeding Center
The Turtle breeding center breeds turtles in danger of extinction. Some of this giant turtles have been released by the park and can be found on the trails.
Tintoreras is an islet formed by lava flows, located just 10 minutes by dinghy from Puerto Villamil. Its name comes from the white tip reef sharks called in Spanish “Tintoreras” which are frequently seen in this area. Different species of animals can be seen in the area as sea lions, marine iguanas and penguins. This is a perfect place to practice snorkeling.
Sucre’s Cave, Triplets, Mango Gazebo
Sucre’s cave, located 14km of Villamil Port, placed in the agricultural area of the Island. Enjoy a short walk to appreciate the typical vegetation and endemic plants. Continue to Mango Gazebo from where you have panoramic views of southern Isabela and the agricultural area.
This is also a place for finch bird observation. Later visit the Triplets, extinct volcanic vents, walk in the area to discover the local vegetation.
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