Galapagos Magic

A sanctuary for Galapagos wildlife.

We welcome you to unplug from the everyday…to experience the Galapagos Islands at their most natural. Our tented safari camp puts you in the heart of the Santa Cruz highlands nestled inside a wildlife sanctuary and allows you to truly connect with the rhythm of the Islands. Immersed in nature, you’ll be mesmerized by endless views, soothed by the sounds of the wildlife outside your tent and enchanted by the star-filled skies.

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You will be welcomed like family by our longtime staff members and they will make you feel at home.

We will nourish you with the freshest cuisine which you can enjoy in our open-air main lodge, or in our cozy restaurant inside of the lava caves on our property. Curl up in front of a crackling fire for an after-dinner drink before retiring to your private safari tent. Nothing will stand between you and the awesome nature of the Galapagos Islands. Come and experience the magic!

Galapagos Magic is home for hundreds of giant tortoises.

Meander over a peaceful 40-hectare site blessed with spectacular views of Santa Cruz and the neighboring islands. Your stay at Galapagos Magic, which was designed to allow the tortoises the maximum of freedom to wander and live undisturbed, ensures a continued haven for the tortoises and other wildlife in the area.

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TripAdvisor Reviews

  • star rating  My girlfriend and I were initially apprehensive about visiting during the touristic off-season. It took this place only 30 seconds to change our tune. Truly one of the most surreal... read more

    October 4, 2022

    star rating  We were very lucky to attend a yoga retreat hosted at Galapagos Magic Camp and what an amazing experience it was. The accommodations are not luxurious by any means,... read more

    May 3, 2022

    star rating  If you are looking to immerse yourself in nature and live in the moment, Galapagos Magic Camp is for you. The views are stunning, the rooms are comfortable and the... read more

    April 26, 2022
  • star rating  INCREDIBLE! The family that owns and operates this Lodge treat you like part of their own! The grounds are a natural paradise with Giant Land Tortoises, song birds, and more... read more

    April 23, 2022

    star rating  We had a great stay here on our first trip to the Galapagos. It is in the highlands of Santa Cruz and about a mile off the main... read more

    July 6, 2021

    star rating  We were really looking forward to staying at Magic Camp and it didn't disappoint. The "tents" are great - not like any tent I've ever stayed in. Proper beds, a... read more

    Maggie M
    March 14, 2020
  • star rating  As we drove into Magic, I was wondering if we were going to Jurassic Park. Pleasantly surprised by the quiet and tranquil camp. Able to relax and enjoy nature.... read more

    August 23, 2019

    star rating  Where to begin? The name says it all. Magical!
    There are just a few tents so there is never a big crowd. When we were there it was just the... read more

    Laurie L
    February 16, 2019

    star rating  Get away from it all and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Galapagos. See wild land turtles near your room, hear the sound of the forest at... read more

    January 2, 2019
  • star rating  A peaceful, quiet (except for the early AM rooster) stay for a good taste of Ecuadorian countryside. Staff were very friendly and helpful, and the food was quite exquisite!... read more

    Graeme C
    November 17, 2018

    star rating  It seems that many visitors to Santa Cruz Island stay in Puerta Ayota, which is a somewhat typical harbor area crammed full of hotels, souvenir stores & restaurants, and the... read more

    Miki D
    October 23, 2018

    star rating  Un lugar MAGICO !! - Galapagos Magic me sorprendió !! En medio de la Naturaleza, el silencio, las tortugas gigantes caminando en "su casa ",una atencion muy amable e impecable
    Un lugar en el mundo... read more

    avatar thumb Ina S
    May 27, 2018