Barraco de Las Penitas
Barraco de Las Penitas
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vmar3
Madrid140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
This is one of the best hikes in Fuerteventura. Location: inland, not far from Ajuy. Starting point: drive to the parking area at the end of “camino Pájara” and leave your car there. GPS coordinates 28°23'08.7"N 14°06'21.7"W. (Note: if you leave your car in the little village 1 km before the parking area, you will have to walk that extra km and back on a not-so-interesting dirt path). Once in the parking area, just follow the path towards the bottom of the “barranco” (gorge). The path will be clearly visible at the beginning (maybe the first 500 m), but you will soon start seeing big rocks and it will get confusing. My advice: keep walking, don’t go towards the “ermita” (little church) and follow the big green dots that a helpful person painted on the rocks to guide other hikers. This is where the adventure starts: you will have to climb over the rocks, sometimes using your arms and hands! At some point, the green dots will guide you to a difficult (but short) stretch which is all about climbing. You can avoid it by taking an easier (but longer) path to your right, but I recommend to keep following the green dots just for the fun of it – and because the arch will be almost there once you do the biggest climb. What a view! You are likely to find a big crew at the arch because it’s becoming more and more popular. The hike to the arch and back can take you about 2.5 hours, and more if you visit the “ermita” on the way back. Recommendations: bring water and a snack, avoid the sunniest hours of the day and just know that the wild squirrels may bite your fingers if you don’t feed them quickly enough… Most of all, wear decent shoes: you won’t need hiking boots (sneakers will do), but avoid flip flops by all means!
Written 19 January 2023
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Simona O
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Amazing experience! We started the journey in Puerto del Rodario, from where we took bus no. 2 to Vega de Rio Palmas. The entire route is well marked in green. If you want to see the Arco de las Peñitas, then at the very end, roughly near the Palm Oasis, turn and start stepping on the rocks. This route is not marked in any way, but you will definitely find it there. Local squirrels and goats will keep you company. A fantastic experience. The whole journey on foot there and back took us about 3 hours, including a break for lunch.
Written 8 July 2024
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Sabine G
Wiener Neustadt, Austria13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
More impressive than it looks in photos. Interesting landscape and easy to walk. No shade. Don't forget sunscreen and water.
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Written 14 May 2024
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Salvatore S
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
The place is really lovely.
When we came back from the excursion we found the window of our car being crashed and our stuff stolen.

Locals told us that it happens very often in this place

Definitely avoid this place... but what a pity!
Written 23 August 2018
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Ralf G
Rinteln, Germany70 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Definitely worth a trip, good shoes are recommended.

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Written 6 March 2024
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Marco S
Foggia, Italy1,019 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Undoubtedly one of the most evocative places in Fuerteventura, it owes its fame to the diversity of the nature of the place compared to the lunar landscape of the rest of the island. It can be reached by following a rural path that starts from the Casa de la Naturaleza restaurant and runs along the bed of the river which, over centuries, has dug a furrow protected by walls of red rock smoothed and sculpted by the wind. The vegetation is rich in palm trees which frame some pools of emerald green water in stark contrast to the arid and barren nature of the surrounding areas.
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Written 25 September 2023
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José I. Puertas
Vaciamadrid, Spain5,873 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
The photos we saw before we went showed a ravine that was pretty good for hiking. We'll try it next time
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Written 17 September 2023
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