On Carlos's advice (he's the guide who took us horseback riding the day before), after a cup of coffee at 6:30am in the open-air dining pavilion, we started off on our hiking adventure.
Leaving the dining pavilion, we walked past the fruit tree orchard, past the manager’s home, and through the coffee plantation and coconut trees to the start of the jungle trail. The foot path was about 3 feet wide in most places, with the jungle clearing about 3 more feet on either side. The trails were well marked, and after having past the sign for the "Bike" trail and "Bird" trail, we found ourselves on the trail to the "Summit."
The trail zigzags up the side of the mountain, with dense jungle on both ...Read More