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Lodging for PADI Course Galapagos | Open Water Course Accomodation

Our lodging by hotel categories is the best option to complete your PADI Open Water certification. We offer lodging for 5 days, 4 nights while the PADI diving course lasts. 

Start Date: Every day.
Accomodation in: Santa Cruz Island.

NOTE: For Tourist Superior and First Class please ask us for availability.

Essential Lodging Information

Hotel Selection
The hotel selection depends on the category of hotel that you choose. Once you choose the hotel class of preference, we will specify to you which hotels are available for the dates of your trip. Hotels are categorized in the following classes: Economic ClassTourist ClassTourist Superior Class, and First Class. All the hotels we work with have been carefully chosen by us after close inspection.

Important Remarks

DEPARTURE LOCATION Baltra Island Airport. (GPS)
RETURN LOCATION Baltra Island Airport. (GPS)
DEPARTURE TIME You must arrive the previous day of the course. *Ask for more details.
RETURN TIME The day after the course. *Ask for more details.
WEAR Comfortable clothing, hiking shoes, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED  Accommodation in selected hotels (double rooms).
 Galapagos National Park Entry Fee – $100.00 US per person.
 Migratory Control Card – $20.00 US per person.
 Transportation Baltra Airport – Itabaca Channel – USD 5 p.p. (subject to change).
 Transportation Itabaca Channel – Baltra Airport – USD 5 p.p. (subject to change).
 Transfer Baltra – Puerto Ayora – Baltra

 Soft-drinks and alcoholic beverages.

IMPORTANT  NOTE: Activities and procedures my be subject to change or modification without prior warning depending on necessary operational variations,  seasonal changes, weather conditions, and adjustments in policies set by the Galapagos National Park, and /or other unforeseen circumstances.


The Galapagos Islands natural beauties are ideal for sports and adventure activities. Its landscapes and wildlife make it a unique oportunity to interact with nature for adventure seekers. But don’t forget that the Galapagos National Park has some regulations to protect the islands

Make sure you check out this helpful tips and help us lead a responsible and respectful tourism on this beautiful yet delicate ecosystem. Get the best out of your Galapagos adventure as a conscious tourist!!

Respect Park Rules…

  • Do not touch or disturb the animals or plants – apart from environmental harm, you can be bitten or stung
  • Dot not collect anything from land or the oceans, only remove the rubbish.
  • Do not go outside of the snorkeling area/land trail specified by your guide.

Be Alert…

  • Small animals and tortoises can be in the middle of the road – watch your step or bike trail
  • Do not attempt to wander on your own into some locations.
  • Check all your equipment before every excursion, report any damage beforehand

Other Specifications…

  • Stay hydrated at all times on every excursion – it can get really hot on the warm season (up to 31°C/88°F ) – all hotels have free water dispensers
  • Use plenty of sunscreen
  • Wear a hat

Make Sure You Bring…

  • Passport valid for 6 months
  • Special medications if needed
  • Walking shoes and comfortable clothes

Beware that…

  • Internet is available on Santa Cruz.
  • Cash machines are available on Santa Cruz – we recommend bringing all cash (for extra expenses) from the mainland, as machines are unreliable.

NOTE: Hotels depend on availability, we may not always use hotels listed below, but we will always stick to the class you selected.

First Class Hotels

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Swimming pool and jacuzzi on terrace
Air-conditioning and hot water
Wireless internet
Located new Charles Darwin Research Station
Completely remodeled in 2006
Private bathroom

Tourist Superior Hotels

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Swimming pool and jacuzzi
Air-conditioning and hot water
Relaxing garden
Private bathroom

Tourist Class Hotels

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Swimming pool and jacuzzi
Air-conditioning and hot water
Relaxing garden
Private bathroom

Economy Class Hotels


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Private rooms
Private bathrooms
Hot water and air-conditioning
Centrally located with a charming garden area

Hotel Solymar Galapagos
Hotel Fernandina Galapagos
Hotel Fernandina Galapagos - Pool
Hotel Fernandina Galapagos - View
Hotel Fernandina - Fourfold Room
Hotel Fernandina - Dining Room
Hotel Solymar Galapagos Banner
Hotel Solymar - Double Room
Hotel Solymar - Ocean View Suite
Hotel Solymar - Front Pool View

Please be aware that the prices vary consistently due to promotions and Galapagos last minute deals, so in order to GET THE BEST PRICE for the dates you desire please fill out the request form below. After doing so, we will send you the absolute best prices for the dates that you indicate.

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