This hike is longer and more difficult than La India Dormida, but definitely worth it!
It is a beautiful walk through the forest high above El Valle de Anton and right up into the clouds.
Get the bus ($1.00) from just past the bridge and across the road from the supermarket.
The bus is marked “La Mesa”– tell them you’re going to Cerro Gaital.
Take a right to the entrance of the forest, walk up the steps cut from stones and take another right up the mountain. It is quite an easy walk to the wooden platform, but don’t get your hopes up! …this isn’t the top!!
After the platform the walk gets a lot more difficult and mucky.
After about an hour of climbing past the wooden platform, you should reach the very top where there is a small concrete hut. Enjoy the cool fresh air high up in the clouds.