the monkey's path
Pacoche forest, right on the way though the route Spondylus, you will be able to witness the diversity of Manabí, going through a coastal road we find a protected area named Pacoche forest; 13.500 hectares are home for the howler monkey and the second smallest frog in the world.
Another of the attractions in this area would be the "Lighthouse" A cliff that hides one of the most spectacular views of the waves bumping on the shore, once you finish climbing 300 stairs to the top, and finally Montecristi, where the Montecristi hats are woven, a place full of markets and color.
Duration of this tour: 6 hours
Visit to the Rain Forest, Light house, and Montecristi.
Cost per person in a shared group: $65
Includes: Plenty bottled water, fees and entries.
During December and May we go through the rainy season; so there is a possibility that you would have to experience a muddy terrain, therefore we suggest to wear waterproof boots or walk half of the trail.
Pacoche, has a medium grade of difficulty
1mile or 1 hour and 30 minutes walk
35% of the path is uneven, and requires to wear running shoes; no recommended to people with walking problems.
You might also be interested in these destinations:
The origen of Montecristi hats>>>
optional, pacoche lodge
After watching monkeys and enjoying nature, we will have a visit to Montecristi, we will learn how the master weaver weaves his famed Montecristi hat, we will learn about the process, and have the chance of buying one right from the press.
The other destination is the Museum, in Ciudad Alfaro, we will tell you about our history, and independence.