Highlights: North of Adara, there are several less popular, but equally stunning, villages including Iliana, Doro, and Vatu’u. Enjoy vast stretches of white sand beaches with no one else around , cool coastal breezes, and keep an eye out for dolphins and whales in the distance.
Trail Description: From Mario’s Place, simply set out north and walk along the coast. You will reach a stretch of beach with several huts on it after an hour, and follow a trail to ascend up the mountain for another 30-40 minutes. Stop for lunch at Carlos’s house in Iliana for fresh lobster and seascape vistas, or continue further along the beach towards Vatu’u.
Equipment: Snorkel gear; walking shoes or sandals
Guide: Not required, but path from beach up to Iliana in the mountains is difficult to find.
Variants: Continue to Vatu’u or Bikelii from Iliana.