The Inner Journey
FINDING YOUR INNER PEACE
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 that can include nature adventures, snorkeling, hikes, kayaking, paddle boarding, surfing and incredible meals that will satisfy the most exquisite tastes.
“We had been booked into the MonteMar by a relative of the owner who described it as a wonderful five star hotel. Imagine our pleasant surprise to arrive in a coffee plantation with a yard full of giant Galapagos tortoises! There are hotel amenities--comfortable beds, careful housekeeping, laundry service, fast wifi. This is a place to leave all of that behind and let the silent, misty crown of Santa Cruz Island relax your troubles away. For all of this comfort, the place is totally off the grid and sustainable. Yet they manage hot water, rain water to drink and they produce all of their own electricity and other energy. Much of the food served is grown here. You can join in the work if you like, or just relax and enjoy strolling the plantation grounds in provided wellies. For vegetarians it is a god-send in a country that doesn't offer a lot of vegetarian choices and when you can find them there is little that excites. The diet here can be matched to your needs. In the last couple of years MonteMar has built a yoga-shala in the back that can be used for yoga workshops and retreats. (I was there to conduct such a workshop.) it's a great setting, outdoors yet sheltered from any drizzle and situated near a gigantic old avocado tree. Rest assured we'll be back!.” Stephen Parker, PhD in Psychology, disciple of Swami Rama from the Himalayas.