MonteMar is located on a 43-acre property, with giant tortoise ponds, an organic coffee plantation, feral horses, native and endemic flora and fauna and lots of other activities to experience.
Montemar is silence, peace and nature. It is located far enough away from town to feel the isolation felt by the first explorers and to feel the wildness of Galapagos, but close enough to hop into town whenever you feel like it.
If you enjoy slow, off the path traveling; if you are coming to Galapagos to see what Charles Darwin saw; if you want to be hosted by Ecuadorians to learn more about the country´s culture, food and people; if you want to have a fun, experiential learning trip; if you want to see Galapagos but do not want to be on a boat all day; if you enjoy exclusivity and personal attention to details, then you want to see Galapagos with Montemar.
Owned and run by Ecuadorians and Galapagueños -Roberto and Reyna-, who will share more about the country´s culture, food and people through delicious meals with local ingredients and recipes, end of the day activities or talks and high attention to details that will ensure a peaceful and fun stay.
Montemar provides the opportunity for slow, off the path traveling for a fun, experiential learning trip, to see what Charles Darwin saw. Montemar offers daily excursions with the best naturalist guides, agencies and operators. Montemar is a one-of-a-kind stay- vacation experience, which includes nature, good food, culture, inspiration, and lots of fun.
Montemar believes that the action of individuals, families and communities can contribute to deep social change. Individuals are more connected that we can perceive. We are part of a collective consciousness that is always seeking for our physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. This is why we have designed an experience that will enhance your link with nature.
Roberto Plaza is Ecuadorian and was born in Guayaquil. He earned his degree in biology with an emphasis on ecology and sustainable development at the Latin University of Costa Rica. Roberto has been a naturalist guide in the Galapagos Islands since 1994 and has worked as a consultant for national park management topics in Costa Rica and Ecuador. He is the “Natural Habitat Adventure’s” Galapagos Senior Naturalist and designer and owner of Montemar with his wife, Reyna.
Montemar collects 100% of the water used in its operation from the rain. Clouds that come with no contact with civilization for thousands of miles arrive to Galapagos. You will take a shower in and drink one of the most natural waters on Earth. We treats rain water with frontier non-invasive technology to maintain all its natural benefits.
Montemar generates 99% of the energy used in its operation with solar panels and solar water heaters. We grow part of the organic food that you will taste during your stay. You can help harvest and prepare your meals if you are ready for some action in the kitchen and the garden. Free range, organic chickens and ingredients from the organic and biodynamic garden are a plus for your taste.