Providencia is not only beaches. There is a trail to the highest peak of the island, plainly called The peak. We hitchhiked to the point on the southern part of the island where the hike begins. It was a bit tricky to find at first, but when we asked, people were willing to point it out for us.
It started off quite easily.
There were lizards of all colours, everywhere.
As we got higher up, the view changed.
The trail rised pretty heavily, the two of us who live our daily life 2600 metres above sea level didn’t find it considerably hard, but from the looks on the faces of the few people we met, it has to be considered a challenging hike.
As I wrote in a previous post, my dad claimed that the mud here was much muddier than anywhere else he had been. Looking at my shoes, I’m willing to agree.
And finally we were on top of the world.
It was really windy, but we had a picnic and enjoyed the view for at least an hour before we returned.
The walk back was perhaps the most challenging part and two of us slipped in the mud, one with a bleeding wound on his forehead. But we were happy.
We got a lift on a truck on the way back to Aguas dulces and recovered a normal body temperature in the fresh wind. This hike is really a must on Providencia.