Pikaia Lodge is placing great importance on the culinary aspect of its exploration programs.
The EVOLUTION Restaurant is situated on top of the edge of the crater.
It offers an unrivalled view over our infinity edge pool to the pristine Galapagos National Park with mist covered volcanic cones, and other islands in the archipelago.
It is furnished in a contemporary style decorated with casual elegance, with a subtle artistic touch inspired by the evolution of mankind.
Our Wine Cellar
EVOLUTION restaurant has an air-conditioned walk-in wine cellar, where our guests can choose their wines with our Maitre's advice to enhance their gastronomic experiences to even higher levels, crowning exciting days with satisfied taste buds. We have selected some of the finest South American wines; from Argentina, the superb Malbecs and from Chile, their sought-after Chardonnays and Carménères.
In the morning, EVOLUTION serves a full American-style breakfast buffet with fresh bread, organic Galapagos eggs and coffee, crisp bacon and sausages, tropical fruit and juice, cereals and pancakes, yoghurt and many other delicacies.
This wholesome breakfast will provide guests with sufficient energy for an exciting day of exploration and physical activity.
The EVOLUTION restaurant has designed a specific menu for lunch, with a selected variety of dishes to choose from. Lunch can also be served outside on the shaded decks and terraces with the splendid panoramic views behind our infinity edge pool.
The EVOLUTION restaurant has a sophisticated daily menu for dinner, inspired by a unique fusion of the Peruvian and Ecuadorian cuisine. Appetizers, entrées and desserts are lovingly prepared and creatively presented using fresh local products such as organic beef, chicken, catch-of-the-day fish, lobster or our world famous jumbo shrimps, served with a variety of vegetables, rice, imported Italian pastas, and herbs and spices.
Daily breakfast from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Daily lunch from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Daily dinner from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Dress code: Casual at all times. 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.
Dinner Menu 1
Dinner Menu 2
Dinner Menu 3
Lobby Lounge & DNA Bar
After a hard day of explorations you can chill out in splendid comfort, framed by a stupendous view of the Galapagos natural setting, bathed in the hues of the setting Equatorial sun.
Share your discoveries, digital pictures and videos with family, friends and fellow travelers, or just relax 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, tropical juices, champagnes, exotic spirits, wines, beers, soft drinks and bottled mineral water.
Opening Hours: Daily from 10 AM to 23 PM
This garden corner, including a fire pit, is an incredible spot for enjoying the display of magnificent sunrise and sunset colours while admiring an ocean view with several islands on the horizon.
Our infinity pool merges with the horizon, boasting at back drop of endless ocean and pristine savanna - a mesmerizing sight.
With its surrounding decks plastered with Peruvian travertine marble and furnished with comfortable beach chairs, our pool is strategically placed to receive sunlight, shade-free the entire day to maintain a pleasant water temperature.
Guests can take a refreshing dip or do some laps for exercise. There is a covered terrace next to the pool where guests can enjoy meals and drinks without changing clothes.
At the eastern end, on the very edge of the main crater there is a covered gazebo with two sofas for napping, reading or quiet contemplation.
Opening Hours: Daily from 7 AM to 9 PM
Homo Sapiens Explorers Lounge
Our comfortable Homo Sapiens Explorers Lounge is located in the main building with a 24-person seating capacity. All programmed guest conferences and lectures are held here. It is equipped with a large 3D HD-TV screen, a special selection of DVDs, 3D goggles, wireless microphones and amplification system.
Our library 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. For colder nights we have a fireplace for a cosy, warm and relaxed atmosphere.
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, interrupted only by a few islands in its vastness. 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.
Reservations for massage treatments must be scheduled in advance at reception.
Opening Hours: GYM: Daily from 6 AM to 10 PM SPA: Daily from 3 PM to 10 PM
Our whirlpool provides the best ambience to experience total peace and profound relaxation with its never-ending 270-degree 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.
Our property boasts almost 3.5 km. of private paths for walking, jogging or biking. These scenic trails pass through reforested endemic forests, where our guests might even have the opportunity to encounter wild giant tortoises grazing.