Evolution Restaurant by Pikaia

We are placing great importance on the gastronomical aspect of our exploration programs

Gastronomic adventure

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.

Our Wine Cellar

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.

The chef's word

"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"

Cristian Puente

Executive chef


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.

Breakfast Menu


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.

Lunch Menu


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.

Please check our menus. Note: Dinner menus are alternated during the week.

Dine under the stars

A romantic dinner under the stars, next to a firepit and infinity edge pool.

Exquisite local gastronomy

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.

Superb service

Our staff prides itself in providing a warm and prompt service for all our guests.

Lobby Lounge and DNA Bar

Lobby Lounge and DNA Bar

Comfortable setting

After a hard day of explorations you can relax in splendid comfort, framed by a breathtaking view of the Galapagos natural setting.

Cozy atmosphere

Share your discoveries, digital pictures and videos with family, friends and fellow travelers, or just enjoy in the serene, cozy atmosphere.

Top quality beverages

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.

Serene surroundings

Garden corner

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.

Infinity Pool

Pikaia Lodge Infinity Pool

A back drop of endless ocean and pristine savannah

Infinite views

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.

Relax poolside

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.

Share experiences

Opening Hours: Daily from 7:00 to 21:00

Uninterrupted views

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.

Gaze into the horizon


... In paradise

Infinity Pool

Homo Sapiens Explorers Lounge

Homo Sapiens Explorers Lounge

Interactive Lounge

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.

Quiet reading space

Our selection of books is dedicated to the topics of science, evolution and the Galapagos Islands.

Elegantly designed

Temporary art and photography are exhibited here to promote local artists and scientific knowledge.

Galapagos documentaries

Watch here David Attenborough's 3D Galapagos documentaries for a better understanding of the wonders of the Enchanted Islands.

Family entertainment

The origin of species

We recommend reading Charles Darwin's "The Origin of Species", which was largely based on his findings during his visit of the Galápagos Islands

Sumaq Spa

Sumaq Spa

Relax in our oasis of serenity

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.

Enjoy a choice of treatments

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.

Opening Hours:
GYM: 6:00 to 22:00
SPA: 15:00 to 22:00

Spa Jacuzzi

Our whirlpool provides the best ambience to experience total peace and profound relaxation with its never-ending view of the ocean.

Workout in our lodge

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.

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