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An inspiring model of sustainable tourism, this is an intimate, unique property in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island devoted to discovering the Galápagos through family adventures and well-being.

In the highlands of volcanic Santa Cruz Island, where giant tortoises roam free, you’ll find this eco-friendly property, comprising three cosy modern villas.  The property, which has its own coffee farm, is run by its friendly proprietors, whose vision is to create a space where you can relax and discover the Galápagos at your own pace, and where families can enjoy a bonding educational experience as well as offering youngsters extraordinary adventures.

Each villa has at least two bedrooms, leisure area and kitchen; your chef comes to prepare your nutritious organic meals there and you eat in situ. There are modern bathrooms and plenty of space in which to unwind after a day out exploring: you choose what you want to do from a menu of activities including wildlife discoveries, walks, kayaking, swimming, snorkelling and even cookery lessons. Your surroundings have been left wild, the true habitat of the giant tortoises which roam right up to your door, accompanied by a soundtrack of birdsong. Truly a magical place.

What our clients say

97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.

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"We liked the variety of our trip - ancient Mayan ruins, real Mexican towns and people, and beautiful beaches. It was wonderful to access Chichén Itzá from the grounds of Mayaland Resort and get in there early and before it was too hot without any crowds. We loved swimming in Dzitnup Cenote.

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Tailor made holiday

Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.

Chris Rendell Dunn
Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Consultant

Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our Sales team.

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