Monkey Mountain Hike

San Francisco, Mexico

Experience hosted by Samuel

4.5 hours, Hosted in Spanish and English
Committed to safety
This Host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 9 people
Includes food and transportation

What you'll do

The Monkey Mountain trail is the most surprising in the region!
Here you will be able to hike for the sunrise, morning or sunset & observe magnificent views of Bahia de Banderas Bay, one of the biggest bays in the continent. We will also appreciate the views of Puerto Vallarta, Sayulita, San Pancho, Islas Marietas and many more. On the trail plenty of endemic birds and flora will appear.
We will meet in the Plaza del Sol in San Pancho (if anyone needs a Sayulita pick up let me know) where a brief history of the lovely town will be mentioned.
Then we will drive to Higuera Blanca and begin the hike to reach the summit to then return happy and motivated.
Other things to note
A thrilling walk in which every step is worth it. I recommend the sunrise / sunset hikes since color are a true show.. and the heat is less!
The Monkey Mountain trail is the most surprising in the region!
Here you will be able to hike for the sunrise, morning or sunset & observe magnificent views of Bahia de Banderas Bay, one of the biggest bays in the continent. We will also appreciate the views of Puerto Vallarta, Sayulita, San Pancho, Islas Marietas and many more. On the trail plenty of endemic birds and flora will appear.
We will meet in the Plaza del Sol in San Pancho…

What's included

  • Food
    Snack/Fruit
  • Transportation
    Transportation

Meet your Host, Samuel

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 235 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi, my name is Samuel and I love to travel, do sports, hike & bike. Graduated in Foreign Relations and traveling around I´ve decided to move to San Pancho where we eat and live really well, like in the most part of my México lindo y querido!
This year I took a course on nature interpretation, willing to share my knowledge on the region.
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From $35
/ person

Where you'll be

Monkey Mountain in the town of Higuera Blanca.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 235 reviews.

Linn
August 2021
Really enjoyed this experience! Samuel is a fantastic story teller, knows a lot of little stories about Mexico and the area. Recommend it highly!
Zaira
August 2021
I really enjoyed my hike to Cerro de los Monos (Monkey Mountain) with Samuel. He’s very knowledgeable of the area and he showed me a different variety of trees and I even tried a couple of fruits that he gave to me. I truly recommend this hike to anyone who is willing to experience a beautiful sightseeing of the jungle and the ocean. It was definitely a remarkable sunset what we got to see yesterday! Thanks Samuel!
Melissa And Chris
July 2021
Our favorite tour we went on while in Sayulita. Sam is very knowledgeable, friendly, funny and a wonderful human being. We brought our 9 and 10 year olds and they had a blast. Sam is a great story teller and kept the whole trip really fun and interesting. The hike was not as difficult as we were expecting and the views on top of Monkey Mountain was breathtaking. Highly recommend it!!!
Elizabeth
July 2021
My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our adventure with Samuel. We were a group of four, and Samuel gave a very informative yet super relaxed and entertaining tour. He knows so much about local lore and art, and is very eager to share his love for the area. The trip was truly something special. There was some pretty heavy rain just as we were arriving at the trailhead, but Samuel took our group to a cool vegan ice cream shop where we could try to wait out the rain or make other plans. We opted to go for a different hike from San Pancho yo Sayulita instead, so I can't speak for Monkey Mountain. The jungle and beach were incredible at night, and Samuel made sure we all felt safe. 10/10 Other tips - In the future, I would probably do this hike with long pants and apply bug spray earlier on.
Alejandro
July 2021
Súper recomendado! La vista desde la cima es increíble, Samuel conoce un segundo mirador que vale la pena conocer; procuren ir al amanecer o al atardecer, son las mejores horas para estar ahí.
Azucena
July 2021
Es una experiencia ampliamente recomendada, la vista es espectacular superó mis expectativas y el atardecer maravilloso, vale la pena cada paso a la cima, además Samuel es super atento, amable y te va explicando la flora y fauna de la zona. No te arrepentirás de vivir esta experiencia!!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 9 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

Confy shoes

Water