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North of Puerto Vallarta, near Sayulita on the scenic north coast of Banderas Bay, lies Monkey Mountain, the largest hill south of Punta Mita and the area's largest and most visible landmark. This hike takes us to the top of Monkey Mountain (Cerro el Mono), where we will have a spectacular 360' view of the beaches, coastline, and seemingly endless vistas of the Riviera Nayarit.

We will begin our excursion with a one-hour semi-shaded uphill hike through the winding jungle trails of Monkey Mountain. On our quest for the summit, we will encounter various exotic birds, butterflies, lizards, and tropical trees. Your naturalist guide will teach you about the flora and fauna of the area as well as the natural ecosystem of Puerto Vallarta while enjoying the true essence of nature as you walk.

Cruise Passengers:  This tour is not recommended for cruise passengers as the nearest pickup is in Bucerias.

Runs: Daily at 9:00 AM, 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM.

Duration: 3 Hours Approximately Including Transportation.

Departs From: Meeting locations in Nuevo Vallarta, Bucerias, and Punta Mita. Hotel pickup is also available from select Riviera Nayarit hotels for $5.00 USD per person. Exact meeting instructions will be shown on your confirmation.


  • Round-Trip Transportation from Meeting Points
  • English-Speaking Hiking Tour Guides
  • Bottled Water
  • Tequila Tasting
  • All Taxes

You'll Need:

  • Biodegradable Sunscreen

  • Comfortable Walking Shoes

  • Insect Repellent

  • Camera

  • Hat and Sunglasses

  • Lightweight, Breathable Clothing

  • Extra Money for Drinks, Food, Tips, etc.

Kids: 10 years old and up.

Restrictions: For safety reasons pregnant women, people with back or neck problems, heart conditions, balance or dizziness conditions. Guests should be in good physical condition and must be able to walk over packed dirt, gravel, and inclines during the hike.


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Great News! Book this tour with a small deposit and pay the rest the day of the tour.
This tour requires a minimum of 2 People
All prices are in U.S. Dollars and include all taxes.


Monkey Mountain Hiking Trail

Monkey Mountain Hiking Puerto Vallarta

Monkey Mountain Sayulita


Stay hydrated and wear comfortable footwear, as the trails in Cerro El Mono can be steep and challenging.

Note: This ranch is located about an hour from Puerto Vallarta. Due to its location, it is recommended for guests staying north of Puerto Vallarta, or if you are looking for a fun way to get to know the northern beaches of the bay. It is available for everyone, of course, but it's just a bit of a drive.