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Montemar Eco Luxury Villas

Two contemporary and sustainable luxury villas on Santa Cruz ideal for private Galapagos getaways.

Overview

Montemar Galapagos comprises two luxury eco villas situated on a 43-acre private reserve in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Archipelago. The reserve sits within the natural migration path of the Galapagos Giant Tortoises, and it is not unusual to see large numbers of them roaming the grounds. The property is home to giant tortoise ponds, an organic coffee plantation, native and endemic flora and fauna, and plenty of activities for guests to experience.

Accommodations

The two villas – eight-guest Villa Tortuga and four-guest Villa Lechuza – are completely separate but can be rented together for a maximum of 12 guests who will enjoy the exclusive use of the whole property.

The four-bedroom Villa Tortuga has huge sliding windows offering a magnificent view of the island, the ocean, or giant tortoises eating in the garden. The master bedroom has a king-size bed and a two-shower bathroom with a private deck. There are two standard bedrooms with double beds or a king-size bed, each with its private deck. They share a full bathroom with a bathtub. The smallest bedroom has a queen-size bed and a private bathroom. There is a spacious open social area that connects the kitchen, living room and dining room, and it also has an al fresco dining room on the outside deck. Amenities include an Indian wood oven, barbeque, and yoga room.

The Villa Lechuza has two bedrooms, one with a queen-size bed, and the other with a California king-size bed, both have private bathrooms with bathtubs. The social area has an open kitchen, living room and dining room, with an alternative al fresco dining area on the outside deck.

Dining & Activities

Your stay is on the basis of full board, and the local owners and hosts, Roberto and Reyna, a naturalist guide and National Geographic grantee respectively, will be on hand throughout your stay to ensure you make the most of your Galapagos Islands vacation. One way is by sharing their country’s culture and food through delicious chef-prepared meals from local recipes utilizing organic ingredients and sustainably caught fish. Dietary restrictions are catered to.

With their profound knowledge of the islands, and having explored all activity options with their own kids, your hosts are perfectly placed to recommend the most rewarding family experiences, and make your stay personalized and truly special. They can organize an array of daily excursions, all led by expert naturalist guides. Activities include kayaking, paddle boarding and surfing in amazingly clear waters; swimming and snorkeling with playful marine wildlife; hiking, cycling, and scootering around the islands. Or for something a little slower, you can take nature walks on the islands, picnic on the beaches, and visit the local market.

You can even visit neighboring islands by luxury private yacht, and diving trips can be organized. However you may find you don’t want to go anywhere when there is so much to enjoy at the property itself. Enrich and energize yourself with specialized coffee workshops at the on site organic coffee plantation, culinary courses held in your villa’s very own open kitchen, signature spa treatments and mindfulness exercises in the meditation studio, or body-bending al fresco yoga sessions at the outdoor bamboo yoga studio.

Sustainability

As the spectacular result of a sustainable passion project from two true custodians of Galapagos, it’s no surprise that Montemar is perhaps the best example of eco-friendly lodging in the entire archipelago. From water to energy, from food to waste, and from location to construction materials, every single aspect of Montemar eco luxury villas has been carefully selected in order to yield the lowest possible environmental impact. Montemar collects 100% of its water from rainfall, and the property generates 99% of its energy from solar panels and solar water heaters, and grows its own organic produce.

With a focus on slow-paced experiences and off-the-beaten-track adventures, a stay at Montemar eco luxury villas offers a truly awesome experience for groups of friends and families who love being out in nature, learning about the unique wildlife in Galapagos, and sharing quality time with each other. You can look forward to an exclusive insight into island life and an impressive focus on experiential learning.

Itineraries & Prices

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6-Day
7-Day
8-Day

6 Day - Essential Program

itinerary map

Welcome, Giant Tortoises and Darwin Finches

AM: Begin today with your arrival to Baltra Airport. Enjoy a VIP lounge welcome before we privately transfer you to Montemar.

PM: This afternoon you can take the Introductory Walk of the property with Reyna Oleas, Montemar’s owner. The walk includes the Tortoise Path: learn and enjoy the company of Giant Tortoises and Darwin Finches that live in Montemar and about the programs that take place to support their conservation; the Coffee Walk: tour of the organic and biodynamic coffee plantation and garden; and the Sustainable Path: learn about the sustainable practices of your villa at Montemar. Tonight you have your first gourmet dinner at Montemar prepared by your private chef. Overnight at your Villa.

Montemar Eco Luxury Villas 6-Day Itinerary Day One -  Galapagos Giant Turtle.
Location
Baltra - Montemar
Day
1 / 6

Lava Pools & Charles Darwin Research Station

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Montemar. This day is completely customizable.

AM: Early morning leave for sunrise with a refreshing swim in natural pools in the middle of a lava flow and deep breathing technique training. Breakfast in town at a local restaurant in Puerto Ayora to explore some local recipes. Visit the Charles Darwin Station and the Galapagos National Park Center (walking or by scooter) and learn the story of Lonesome George. Explore town by yourself with our tailored map with Montemar ́s hidden secrets in town. Return to Montemar.

PM: Optional Add Ons - Quoted Separately:

  • Art Class with a Local Artisan
  • Let’s Learn About Giant Tortoises With Scientists

Gourmet dinner at Montemar prepared by your private chef. Overnight at your Villa.

Montemar Eco Luxury Villas 6-Day Itinerary Day Two -  Lava Pools.
Location
Montemar
Day
2 / 6

Beach Day with Iguanas, Sharks and Rays

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Montemar. This day is completely customizable.

AM: Buffet breakfast. Morning pick-up from Montemar. Hike to Tortuga Bay to enjoy beautiful white sand, clear water and look for black marine iguanas and shore birds. White coral cleansing and scrub. Picnic on the beach catered by Montemar. Kayak or Stand Up Paddleboard by the coast of mangrove forest keeping an eye for sharks, marine turtles & rays. Surfing lesson at Tortuga Bay. Return to Montemar.

PM: Optional Add Ons - Quoted Separately:

  • Yoga in Nature
  • Stargazing: Let’s Explore The Skies.

Gourmet dinner at Montemar prepared by your private chef. Overnight at your Villa.

Montemar Eco Luxury Villas 6-Day Itinerary Day Three -  Yoga on the beach
Location
Montemar
Day
3 / 6

Wildlife, Yacht Ride and Marine Life

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Montemar. This day is completely customizable.

AM: Buffet breakfast. Early morning pick-up from Montemar. Transfer to your embarkation point to board your yacht and head to either North Seymour, Plazas, Santa Fe or Bartolome Island. Itinerary depends on availability. During the tour, a walk to observe wildlife colonies as well as swimming/snorkeling to observe the marine life, are included. Tour is provided on shared basis on a small yacht and includes a naturalist guide and lunch on board. Afternoon return to Montemar.

PM: Optional Add Ons - Quoted Separately:

  • Signature Massage at your Villa

Gourmet dinner at Montemar prepared by your private chef. Overnight at your Villa.

Montemar Eco Luxury Villas 6-Day Itinerary Day Four -  Yacht Ride.
Location
Montemar
Day
4 / 6

Wildlife, Yacht ride and Marine Life

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Montemar. This day is completely customizable.

AM: Buffet breakfast. Early morning pick-up from Montemar. Transfer to your embarkation point to board your yacht and head to either North Seymour, Plazas, Santa Fe or Bartolome Island. Itinerary depends on availability. During the tour, a walk to observe wildlife colonies as well as swimming/snorkeling to observe the marine life, are included. Tour is provided on shared basis on a small yacht and includes a naturalist guide and lunch on board. Afternoon return to Montemar.

PM: Optional Add Ons - Quoted Separately:

  • Montemar’s Cocktail preparation class

Gourmet dinner at Montemar prepared by your private chef. Overnight at your Villa.

Montemar Eco Luxury Villas 6-Day Itinerary Day Five -  Snorkelling.
Location
Montemar
Day
5 / 6

Departure

AM: Breakfast buffet at Montemar. VIP Transfer out to Baltra Airport according to departure flight schedule.

Montemar Eco Luxury Villas 6-Day Itinerary Day Six -  Departure.
Location
Montemar - Baltra
Day
6 / 6
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7 Day - Essential Program

itinerary map

Welcome, Giant Tortoises and Darwin Finches

AM: Begin today with your arrival to Baltra Airport. Enjoy a VIP lounge welcome before we privately transfer you to Montemar.

PM: This afternoon you can take the Introductory Walk of the property with Reyna Oleas, Montemar’s owner. The walk includes the Tortoise Path: learn and enjoy the company of Giant Tortoises and Darwin Finches that live in Montemar and about the programs that take place to support their conservation; the Coffee Walk: tour of the organic and biodynamic coffee plantation and garden; and the Sustainable Path: learn about the sustainable practices of your villa at Montemar. Tonight you have your first gourmet dinner at Montemar prepared by your private chef. Overnight at your Villa.

Montemar Eco Luxury Villas 7-Day Itinerary Day One - Galapagos Giant Turtle.
Location
Baltra - Montemar
Day
1 / 7

Lava Pools & Charles Darwin Research Station

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Montemar. This day is completely customizable.

AM: Early morning leave for sunrise with a refreshing swim in natural pools in the middle of a lava flow and deep breathing technique training. Breakfast in town at a local restaurant in Puerto Ayora to explore some local recipes. Visit the Charles Darwin Station and the Galapagos National Park Center (walking or by scooter) and learn the story of Lonesome George. Explore town by yourself with our tailored map with Montemar ́s hidden secrets in town. Return to Montemar.

PM: Optional Add Ons - Quoted Separately:

  • Art Class with a Local Artisan
  • Let’s Learn About Giant Tortoises With Scientists

Gourmet dinner at Montemar prepared by your private chef. Overnight at your Villa.

Montemar Eco Luxury Villas 7-Day Itinerary Day Two - Lava Pools.
Location
Montemar
Day
2 / 7

Beach Day with Iguanas, Sharks and Rays

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Montemar. This day is completely customizable.

AM: Buffet breakfast. Morning pick-up from Montemar. Hike to Tortuga Bay to enjoy beautiful white sand, clear water and look for black marine iguanas and shore birds. White coral cleansing and scrub. Picnic on the beach catered by Montemar. Kayak or Stand Up Paddleboard by the coast of mangrove forest keeping an eye for sharks, marine turtles & rays. Surfing lesson at Tortuga Bay. Return to Montemar.

PM: Optional Add Ons - Quoted Separately:

  • Yoga in Nature
  • Stargazing: Let’s Explore The Skies.

Gourmet dinner at Montemar prepared by your private chef. Overnight at your Villa.

Montemar Eco Luxury Villas 7-Day Itinerary Day Three - Beach Day.
Location
Montemar
Day
3 / 7

Bikes, Wildlife, Kayaks & Cooking

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Montemar. This day is completely customizable.

AM: Tropical Brunch at Montemar and Coffee & Chocolate tasting. With your private guide and transportation, visit Cerro Mesa Ecological. Reserve to walk its paths admiring flora and fauna, plus the spectacular view of the island and its surroundings from the viewpoint. The adventure continues by bikes downhill to Garrapatero Beach, where we can find flamingos and mallards in a nearby lagoon. Time for kayaking and relaxation. Picnic lunch included. Return to Montemar.

PM: Optional Add Ons - Quoted Separately:

  • Cooking Fun class or Farm to Table Experience (no extra cost), or Surf ‘n’ Turf BBQ: Local sustainable.
  • Fish & Meet Your Fisherman
  • Let’s Learn About Galapagos Lava – Grounding Feet Experience

Gourmet dinner at Montemar prepared by your private chef. Overnight at your Villa.

Montemar Eco Luxury Villas 7-Day Itinerary Day Four - Coffee Experience.
Location
Montemar
Day
4 / 7

Wildlife, Yacht Ride and Marine Life

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Montemar. This day is completely customizable.

AM: Buffet breakfast. Early morning pick-up from Montemar. Transfer to your embarkation point to board your yacht and head to either North Seymour, Plazas, Santa Fe or Bartolome Island. Itinerary depends on availability. During the tour, a walk to observe wildlife colonies as well as swimming/snorkeling to observe the marine life, are included. Tour is provided on shared basis on a small yacht and includes a naturalist guide and lunch on board. Afternoon return to Montemar.

PM: Optional Add Ons - Quoted Separately:

  • Signature Massage at your Villa

Gourmet dinner at Montemar prepared by your private chef. Overnight at your Villa.

Montemar Eco Luxury Villas 7-Day Itinerary Day Five - Yacht Ride.
Location
Montemar
Day
5 / 7

Wildlife, Yacht ride and Marine Life

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Montemar. This day is completely customizable.

AM: Buffet breakfast. Early morning pick-up from Montemar. Transfer to your embarkation point to board your yacht and head to either North Seymour, Plazas, Santa Fe or Bartolome Island. Itinerary depends on availability. During the tour, a walk to observe wildlife colonies as well as swimming/snorkeling to observe the marine life, are included. Tour is provided on shared basis on a small yacht and includes a naturalist guide and lunch on board. Afternoon return to Montemar.

PM: Optional Add Ons - Quoted Separately:

  • Montemar’s Cocktail preparation class

Gourmet dinner at Montemar prepared by your private chef. Overnight at your Villa.

Montemar Eco Luxury Villas 6-Day Itinerary Day Six - Snorkelling.
Location
Montemar
Day
6 / 7

Departure

AM: Breakfast buffet at Montemar. VIP Transfer out to Baltra Airport according to departure flight schedule.

Montemar Eco Luxury Villas 6-Day Itinerary Day Seven - Departure.
Location
Montemar - Baltra
Day
7 / 7
1 / 7

8 Day - Essential Program

itinerary map

Welcome, Giant Tortoises and Darwin Finches

AM: Begin today with your arrival to Baltra Airport. Enjoy a VIP lounge welcome before we privately transfer you to Montemar.

PM: This afternoon you can take the Introductory Walk of the property with Reyna Oleas, Montemar’s owner. The walk includes the Tortoise Path: learn and enjoy the company of Giant Tortoises and Darwin Finches that live in Montemar and about the programs that take place to support their conservation; the Coffee Walk: tour of the organic and biodynamic coffee plantation and garden; and the Sustainable Path: learn about the sustainable practices of your villa at Montemar. Tonight you have your first gourmet dinner at Montemar prepared by your private chef. Overnight at your Villa.

Montemar Eco Luxury Villas 8-Day Itinerary Day One - Galapagos Giant Turtle.
Location
Baltra - Montemar
Day
1 / 8

Lava Pools & Charles Darwin Research Station

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Montemar. This day is completely customizable.

AM: Early morning leave for sunrise with a refreshing swim in natural pools in the middle of a lava flow and deep breathing technique training. Breakfast in town at a local restaurant in Puerto Ayora to explore some local recipes. Visit the Charles Darwin Station and the Galapagos National Park Center (walking or by scooter) and learn the story of Lonesome George. Explore town by yourself with our tailored map with Montemar ́s hidden secrets in town. Return to Montemar.

PM: Optional Add Ons - Quoted Separately:

  • Art Class with a Local Artisan
  • Let’s Learn About Giant Tortoises With Scientists

Gourmet dinner at Montemar prepared by your private chef. Overnight at your Villa.

Montemar Eco Luxury Villas 8-Day Itinerary Day Two - Lava Pools.
Location
Montemar
Day
2 / 8

Beach Day with Iguanas, Sharks and Rays

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Montemar. This day is completely customizable.

AM: Buffet breakfast. Morning pick-up from Montemar. Hike to Tortuga Bay to enjoy beautiful white sand, clear water and look for black marine iguanas and shore birds. White coral cleansing and scrub. Picnic on the beach catered by Montemar. Kayak or Stand Up Paddleboard by the coast of mangrove forest keeping an eye for sharks, marine turtles & rays. Surfing lesson at Tortuga Bay. Return to Montemar.

PM: Optional Add Ons - Quoted Separately:

  • Yoga in Nature
  • Stargazing: Let’s Explore The Skies.

Gourmet dinner at Montemar prepared by your private chef. Overnight at your Villa.

Montemar Eco Luxury Villas 8-Day Itinerary Day Three - Yoga.
Location
Montemar
Day
3 / 8

Bikes, Wildlife, Kayaks & Cooking

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Montemar. This day is completely customizable.

AM: Tropical Brunch at Montemar and Coffee & Chocolate tasting. With your private guide and transportation, visit Cerro Mesa Ecological. Reserve to walk its paths admiring flora and fauna, plus the spectacular view of the island and its surroundings from the viewpoint. The adventure continues by bikes downhill to Garrapatero Beach, where we can find flamingos and mallards in a nearby lagoon. Time for kayaking and relaxation. Picnic lunch included. Return to Montemar.

PM: Optional Add Ons - Quoted Separately:

  • Cooking Fun class or Farm to Table Experience (no extra cost), or Surf ‘n’ Turf BBQ: Local sustainable.
  • Fish & Meet Your Fisherman
  • Let’s Learn About Galapagos Lava – Grounding Feet Experience

Gourmet dinner at Montemar prepared by your private chef. Overnight at your Villa.

Montemar Eco Luxury Villas 6-Day Itinerary Day Four - Kayaking Activity.
Location
Montemar
Day
4 / 8

Wildlife, Yacht Ride and Massage

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Montemar. This day is completely customizable.

AM: Buffet breakfast. Early morning pick-up from Montemar. Transfer to your embarkation point to board your yacht and head to either North Seymour, Plazas, Santa Fe or Bartolome Island. Itinerary depends on availability. During the tour, a walk to observe wildlife colonies as well as swimming/snorkeling to observe the marine life, are included. Tour is provided on shared basis on a small yacht and includes a naturalist guide and lunch on board. Afternoon return to Montemar.

PM: Optional Add Ons - Quoted Separately:

  • Signature Massage at your Villa

Gourmet dinner at Montemar prepared by your private chef. Overnight at your Villa.

Montemar Eco Luxury Villas 8-Day Itinerary Day Five - Massage Treatment.
Location
Montemar
Day
5 / 8

Wildlife, Yacht ride and Cocktails

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Montemar. This day is completely customizable.

AM: Buffet breakfast. Early morning pick-up from Montemar. Transfer to your embarkation point to board your yacht and head to either North Seymour, Plazas, Santa Fe or Bartolome Island. Itinerary depends on availability. During the tour, a walk to observe wildlife colonies as well as swimming/snorkeling to observe the marine life, are included. Tour is provided on shared basis on a small yacht and includes a naturalist guide and lunch on board. Afternoon return to Montemar.

PM: Optional Add Ons - Quoted Separately:

  • Montemar’s Cocktail preparation class

Gourmet dinner at Montemar prepared by your private chef. Overnight at your Villa.

Montemar Eco Luxury Villas 8-Day Itinerary Day Six - Yacht Ride.
Location
Montemar
Day
6 / 8

Wildlife, Yacht Ride and Marine Life

Today is a sample itinerary that includes a selection of the explorations on offer at Montemar. This day is completely customizable.

AM: Buffet breakfast. Early morning pick-up from Montemar. Transfer to your embarkation point to board your yacht and head to either North Seymour, Plazas, Santa Fe or Bartolome Island. Itinerary depends on availability. During the tour, a walk to observe wildlife colonies as well as swimming/snorkeling to observe the marine life, are included. Tour is provided on shared basis on a small yacht and includes a naturalist guide and lunch on board. Afternoon return to Montemar.

PM: Optional Add Ons - Quoted Separately:

  • Signature Massage at your Villa

Gourmet dinner at Montemar prepared by your private chef. Overnight at your Villa.

Montemar Eco Luxury Villas 8-Day Itinerary Day Seven - Snorkelling.
Location
Montemar
Day
7 / 8

Departure

AM: Breakfast buffet at Montemar. VIP Transfer out to Baltra Airport according to departure flight schedule.

Montemar Eco Luxury Villas 8-Day Itinerary Day Six - Departure.
Location
Montemar - Baltra
Day
8 / 8
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Accommodations

Social Areas

Outdoor Lounge
Local Materials
Green House
Coffee Plantation
Solar Energy
Villa Lechuza
Villa Tortuga
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Suites & Cabins

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4 Cabins

Villa Tortuga

Guests
8
Size
40 m² / 430 ft² (approximately, per room)
Beds
King / Double / Twin

Located on the 43-acre property of Montemar, Villa Tortuga has 271 square meters (2,917 square feet) of interior space and 120 square meters (1,300 square feet) of outside deck space. It has four spacious teak floor bedrooms with lots of light coming in from massive sliding windows with a magnificent view of the island, the ocean or Giant Tortoises eating in the garden. The master bedroom in the Tortuga Villa has a king-size bed and a two-shower bathroom with a private deck. There are two standard Tortuga bedrooms with double beds or a king-size bed, each with its private deck. They share a full bathroom with a bathtub. The junior Tortuga bedroom is the smallest room with a queen-size bed and a private bathroom. Villa Tortuga can host up to eight guests.

Red Cedar furniture, marble and stainless-steel furnishings in the kitchen and bathrooms, a reinvented high-tech bamboo ceiling, and lots of fine details provide a pleasant stay. Amenities include an Indian wood oven, barbeque, yoga room, office, and private decks in three of the four bedrooms.

Villa Tortuga has a spacious open social area that connects the kitchen, living room and dining room. It has an al fresco dining room on the outside deck. Giant Tortoises, no rush, no agenda, no connection beyond the one that you choose. The redefinition of luxury in the Galapagos Islands.


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2 Cabins

Villa Lechuza

Guests
4
Size
20 m² / 215 ft² (approximately, per room)
Beds
King / Queen

Located on the 43-acre property of Montemar, Villa Lechuza has 77 square meters (829 square feet) of interior space and has 19 square meters (204 square feet) outside deck space. It has two spacious teak floor bedrooms with sliding windows for a great view of the island and the Galapagos Tortoises. One bedroom has a queen-size bed, and the other has a Cal King-size bed, both have private bathrooms with bathtubs. The social area has an open kitchen, living room and dining room, with an alternative al fresco dining area on the outside deck. Villa Lechuza has a laundry area available for its guests. Villa Lechuza can host up to four guests.

Immerse yourself in a new concept of luxury: silence, wildlife and comfort in the middle of Giant Tortoise Territory in the Galapagos Islands.


Technical Information

Property Layout

Features

  • Connecting cabins
  • Cabins with balconies
  • WIFI available

Equipment

  • Diving gear
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Wetsuits
  • Stand up paddleboard
  • Kayaks / Canoes
  • Surf boards
  • Bicycles
  • Fishing equipment
  • Yoga mats
** Use of certain equipment at additional cost, ask for details
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