Hike to the top of Cerro del Mono

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The landscape of Vallarta · Nayarit is made up of extraordinary natural attractions. Probably, one of the most emblematic characteristics of the region—one that visitors from all over the world have fallen in love with—is the juxtaposition of mountain and coast. Undoubtedly, the combination of the beautiful blue tones of the sea with the resplendent green of the jungle gives both destinations a special charm. In addition, this attribute allows for the bay’s diverse recreation options, as one day we can enjoy the beach and the next venture into the jungle, which guarantees unparalleled panoramic views. With this in mind, we propose an adventurous activity to complement your vacation experience once you have enjoyed the sun, sand and sea. It should be noted that it requires good physical condition and being open to walking on uneven paths and in full contact with the vegetation.

Cerro del Mono is located to the north of Banderas Bay, in the vicinity of the Higuera Blanca community. It is a summit that, during recent months, has gained popularity as a hiking route among the region’s residents and visitors, especially those in the Punta de Mita and Sayulita areas. It is a mountain approximately 1,150 feet high, from which you can appreciate the beauty of the Pacific in all its splendor. Although there are tour operators with expert guides to take you to the top. Although the activity proved exhausting, the reward was worth the effort.

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