As Pikaia Lodge is a Relais & Chateaux property, we strive for gastronomic excellence. Exquisite, unique and exotic flavors are all part of our menus to indulge guest's palates. While also offering incredible view over the pristine Galapagos National Park, guests can enjoy a change of menu every two days. Evolution Restaurant is furnished in a contemporary style with casual elegance and a subtle artistic touch inspired by the evolution of mankind.
Evolution restaurant has an air-conditioned walk-in wine cellar with a range of the finest south american and world wines. With the help of our maître d's advice, guests can enhance their gastronomic experiences.
"Combining quality of ingredients with sustainability, while embodying values such as respect, passion and effort, is what drives our creative gastronomy in the Evolution experience. Cultural diversity is also a major influence and expressed through our dishes. Farmers, fishermen & chefs in the Galapagos, all come together to create a unique Ecuadorian culinary adventure"
In the morning, Evolution serves a variety of breakfast options, from full american style, hearty local traditional favorites, as well as fresh made natural detox juice blends to kick-start your day full of adventure.
We take you on a journey from traditional Ecuadorian cuisine to our own spin of world renowed dishes, as well as feel-good food, which everyone enjoys from time to time.
Lunch can also be served outside on our shaded desks with splendid panoramic views behind our infinity edge pool.
We have created our menus with a unique fusion of ecuadorian and international flavors, which change every two days to offer guests a wider variety to select from.
A romantic dinner under the stars, next to a firepit and infinity edge pool.
Our executive chef Cristian Puente brings a wealth of experience in Ecuadorian fusion gastronomy.
Breakfast from 7:30 to 09:30
Lunch from 13:00 to 15:30
Dinner from 19:00 to 21:30
Dress code: Smart casual. We kindly request our guests not to use beachwear or sleeveless shirts for men inside the restaurant at any time.
Please check our menus. Note: Dinner menus are alternated during the week.
Our staff prides itself in providing a warm and prompt service for all our guests.
After a hard day of explorations you can relax in splendid comfort, framed by a breathtaking view of the Galapagos natural setting.
Share your discoveries, digital pictures and videos with family, friends and fellow travelers, or just enjoy in the serene, cozy atmosphere.
To ensure prompt service, Pikaia's DNA Bar is strategically placed between the restaurant, the lobby-lounge, and the shaded terraces and pool area.
Our barmen can mix world famous cocktails as well as popular local drinks prepared with top quality imported liquors.
Opening Hours: Daily from 10:00 to 23:00.
This garden corner, including a fire pit, is an incredible spot for viewing magnificent Galapagos sunrise and sunset colours, while admiring an ocean scenery with several islands on the horizon.
With its Peruvian travertine marble decks and furnished with comfortable tanning chairs, our pool is strategically placed to receive sunlight and be shade-free the entire day. This also maintains the water at a pleasant temperature.
Guests can take a refreshing dip or do some laps for exercise. At the restaurant's covered terrace next to the pool, guests can enjoy meals and drinks without changing clothes.
Opening Hours: Daily from 7:00 to 21:00
At the eastern end, on the very edge of the main crater there is a covered gazebo with two sofas for relaxing, reading or quiet contemplation.
Our comfortable Homo Sapiens Explorers Lounge is located in the main building with a 24-person seating capacity. It is equipped with a large 3D HD-TV screen, a special selection of DVDs, 3D goggles, wireless microphones and amplification system.
On the day of the guest's arrival, a welcome lecture will be conducted, where the hotel manager will share details about the stay and itineraries.
Our selection of books is dedicated to the topics of science, evolution and the Galapagos Islands.
Temporary art and photography are exhibited here to promote local artists and scientific knowledge.
Watch here David Attenborough's 3D Galapagos documentaries for a better understanding of the wonders of the Enchanted Islands.
We recommend reading Charles Darwin's "The Origin of Species", which was largely based on his findings during his visit of the Galápagos Islands
Our wellness center is an oasis of calm, perched on the rims of the craters at the eastern end of the main building with dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean.
Sumaq Spa is decorated with Peruvian travertine marble in a minimalistic Japanese zen style to soothe the mind.
It is a serene place to spend well-deserved time releasing muscular tension and stress while travelling, or to pamper and purify the body with a massage after a busy day of explorations. We have a massage room for parallel massage sessions for couples. Massage sessions can also be done in our guests' rooms if requested.
GYM: 6:00 to 22:00
SPA: 15:00 to 22:00
Our whirlpool provides the best ambience to experience total peace and profound relaxation with its never-ending view of the ocean.
If guests want to keep track of their workout schedule during their stay at Pikaia Lodge, our gym is equipped with a modern treadmill, elliptical trainer and spinning bike.