There is fantastic hiking behind the village. No driving required, you simply walk out the gate and begin your trek. There are hikes for every level of enthusiast. At day-break, you can hike up the sandy arroyos and spy iguanas sunning on rocks, or spot owls settling into dens. Or one can summit the nearby peaks and look over the whole of the East Cape, the cool winds buffeting your face as you take in the inspiring views both north and south. A more distant hike brings you to “Flintstone Rocks” where the striking rock structures harken back to a primordial era when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Some guests conclude their hike with a refreshing swim, all before breakfast! It’s a pretty fabulous way to start the day.