Friday, 03 January 2014 08:29

St Michiel's mountain

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  • Difficulty: difficult
  • Terrain: Hilly, Possibly moist, Rough / sharp
  • Total distance (km): 6
  • Duration (hours): 3

Overview

Hike from the bay in the small fishermen's village of St. Michiel to the top of the St. Michiel's mountain (105 meters high) and back along the shore of the saliña (saltpan). 

Highlights of this trip:

  • Remains of an old salt storage building (only part of the foundation left)
  • Remains of the old indigo tanks
  • sometimes lots of water birds
  • flamingoes
  • View from the top of the St. Michiel's mountain

We park the cars in the parking place behind the dive shop. From there we first take a look at the remains of the salt storage building and walk along the shore of the salt pan. We take a detour to visit the remains of the indigo tanks. When we come back at the saltpan we start our our climb to the top of the St. Michiel's mountain where we enjoy the view and take a rest. 

After our descent from the mountain we continue our walk along the Northern shore of the saliña. This part can have a moist underground. Sometimes lots of crabs can be found here that flee into their holes as soon as we approach. But with a bit of patience and quietness we can see them come back.

Please bring good walking shoes and sufficient water for the trip. Along the shore of the saliña the underground can be muddy so keep this in mind when selecting your shoes.

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Scheduled hikes

In the coming weeks the following hikes will be held (in December there will be no hikes on Tuesdays): 

All hikes start from the parking place mentioned in the description of the hike.

Each hike costs US$ 10.00 per person to be paid at the start of the hike.

Registration: click here