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.
Duration of this tour: 6 hours
Visit to the Rain Forest, Light house, and Montecristi.
Cost per person in a shared group: $60
Includes: Plenty bottled water
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.
Fee per GROUP $20 is not included, and given directly to the ranger a the forest.
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optional, pacoche lodge
This is a new alternative for those who would like to take a visit to this complex completely friendly to nature has its own restaurant and hotel; in this location you will be able to try the delicious Ecuadorian cuisine, hike through its path and be able to see howler monkeys, birds; also you will witness a demonstration of how we weave the Montecristi hats, Tagua carving, and how they make the delicious Tonga, at the end of this tour you will enjoy a plantain cheese ball and a natural juice.
The prices can vary depending on the number of people.
Estimate cover per person $15 in a group of 15.