The Inner Journey


Montemar is an exploration of Galapagos with your senses, your body and your spirit. Within the spiritual and physical journey, you are welcome to join our yoga/meditation teacher early in the morning or at the end of the afternoon at Montemar’s Yoga Studio.

If you are a yoga or meditation teacher, Montemar can tailor a retreat for you that can include nature adventures, snorkeling, hikes, kayaking, paddle boarding, surfing and incredible meals that will satisfy the most exquisite tastes.

For US-based yoga teachers only: please contact our partners, The Travel Yogi, at to arrange your yoga retreat at Montemar.

Imagine our pleasant surprise to arrive in a coffee plantation with a yard full of giant Galapagos tortoises!
— Stephen Parker,  PhD in Psychology, disciple of Swami Rama from the Himalayas.

The Galapagos has always been a dream of mine to travel too. I was lucky enough to be able to travel there with 9 of my best friends for a yoga retreat. When we drove up to Montemar we saw our first giant tortoise. Of course we asked the shuttle driver to pull over so we could take photos. I never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I’d be waking up to giant tortoises everyday.  

Montemar, was more than I ever thought it would be. From the first time our host Reyna showed us the facility, I was blown away. Every bit of Montemar has been throughly planned out. Every detail in building Montemar was thought of, for sustainable reasons to conserve all our natural restores on such a precious island. 

From our very own private Chef Andres, whom thoughtfully planned out every meal, to every helper that worked at Montemar. Everyone was so lovely, genuine, happy and just there to assist us in every way. 

Everyday we woke up and had amazing adventures to different islands or locations even on Santa Fe. Everyday got better, more cool and more awesome. Our guide Roberto was just so intelligent and knowledgeable but funny and charming. Everyone fell in love with Roberto and Reyna. Of course we met there kids and even the kids were so cool, funny and knowledgeable. You had no choice but to fall in love with the whole family. Just when I thought we had had the best day ever, the next day would be way more! Everyday it just got better and better, til sadly we had to leave. 

From the private yoga deck, overlooking the wild horses and giant tortoises to all the wonderful rooms of every guest. Montemar brilliant. I can’t recommend this place enough. Trust me, I’ll be back. 

-Michelle Gierst, Yoga Teacher, California, United States