Our spaces have been thoughtfully designed to facilitate deep conversations and cultural exchange with the local community. Visit the art gallery to understand how we live in harmony with the natural beauty of the Galapagos. Converse with local residents in the lounge, and observe the way we live in San Cristobal.
Katarma is the premier art hotel in the Galapagos Islands. We combine harmonious architecture and interior design with sculptures inspired by the majestic flora and fauna of the Galapagos.
Our mission is to provide our guests with a comfortable and relaxing stay, to create creative spaces for artistic and cultural exchanges, and to promote environmental conservation.
We promote equitable distribution of tourism on San Cristobal Island. We work with locally-owned tour operators, and employ permanent residents as staff at the hotel.
We make every effort to minimize our environmental impact and save non-renewable resources. Much of our art and architecture is made from recycled ceramics and other materials discarded by local hardware stores. We use wind-generated electricity, and we also compost and recycle wherever possible.