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Pikaia Lodge - Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos

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Pikaia Lodge Location and Location

Pikaia Lodge Location

Pikaia Lodge is on Santa Cruz Island in the center of the Galapagos Archipelago. These islands belong to the Republic of Ecuador.  The Galapagos and its surrounding marine reserve are Natural World Heritage sites of UNESCO.  The marine reserve is one of the Seven Underwater Wonders of the world and the second largest protected marine reserve, after the great Australian Barrier Reef. 

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Pikaia Lodge Property

A Stunning Location With Breathtaking Views

Pikaia Lodge is perched on top of two extinct volcanic craters. It offers one of the most spectacular view points in the Galapagos - a great scenic destination in itself. 

Giant Galapagos TortoisesPikaia Lodge's 31 hectares of property and private wild giant tortoise reserve are located 450 meters above sea level in the transition zone between the sunny, arid savanna and the lush tropical mist forest of the volcanic highlands.  Given its unique location, the Lodge has a special microclimate: warm and sunny with fresh breezes for most of the year, and therefore, mosquito free During the cooler "garua season" our property is occasionally shrouded in mist.  At this time, from July to November, the wild tortoises migrate from the arid zone up to Pikaia for grazing. 

Only 3% of the entire Galapagos land mass is private land for the use of farms and towns, while 97% is National Park area and is protected from development.  Before Pikaia Lodge acquired the property in 2006, it was a cattle ranch. All native vegetation and trees had been cut down and replaced by pasture.  Six years ago Pikaia undertook the titanic task of restoring this property to its original natural state.  Pikaia has engaged in an ambitious program of reforestation with native, endemic species and have set favorable conditions for the wild tortoises and birds to return. 
 

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