Hiking Monkey Mountain.
From Punta de Mita side or From Sayulita side, Monkey Mountain is one of the most popular hikes around Punta de Mita Peninsula and Sayulita.
This is a 3 mile Hike through the jungle and Volcanic fusion,It usually take 1hr to 1:20hrs from the base of the Mountain( Higuera Blanca Village,Mita side) to the top of this mountain,wich it used to be a Ceremonial Center for the Indias in the past making Offers on top of this mountain for good conditions every seasons., Also an important reference point if you are a sailor or fisherman coming northwest on the Pacific Ocean.
It takes 1 hour to get down to the base or usually less..Some times people find out the uphill easier than the downhill part...Will show you few techniques during our ascent in specific difficult spots. Sometimes we run down the trails and sometimes just hiking down enjoying quiet and watch the birds enjoying the silence.
There is nothing really to be aware. We have deers, small wild pigs (Jabali) Armadillos, Tejones.
Oil coconut all over.wil lime threes Shade 60 % of the trail.
I like to do it in morning ,,it is fresh and it is good to start the day hiking to watching the 360 view from the top of Monkey Mountain(Good for birdwatching)this time of the day.
On our way back,, We can stop for breakfast at Naef Chilaquiles in the Village.
But... I also like to do it at Sunset.. i mean,, We have to start 2 hours before sunset ... be on top see the sunset,,,and quick come back down to Surf Bar.... a very good place for Pizza,hamburger,etc. and,,watch the stars. while celebrate the hike.
At Sunset We have to take lights on the trail.. especially the last 10 minutes gets dark,, but is safe and fun,, different perspective,people loves it once they do it this way.
The cost is:
$35 us per person.
3 hr Duration.
Includes P.Water and Fruit.Guide.pizza at the end.
We start at Km 5 Surf Bar. 5 kms from Punta de Mita.
Ask your concierge to contact me or email me direct.
We ll be happy to help on your vacations.
Anclote Ave # 7 Punta de Mita Village Phone : 52 322 172-7544 or home 01 329 2915222
"Simon" Our Hiking Dog.