La Pared

80 m.

1 hora 45 minutos

4,2 km.

Average difficulty

Way to the beach

The route begins in the parking lot of the Bahía La Pared restaurant, which is easily reached as it is well signposted. From there we go down to La Pared beach, closed to the north by an interesting cape known as Punta de Guadalupe that we climb easily. It is a top legde of very eroded white sandstone that marks the encounter of fossil sands, to the south, with the black pyroclasts of the north. Be careful if there is bad sea, because the waves can get up there and drag us. The wind has carved its surface with capricious forms, while the sea managed to drill it completely until opening a tunnel under it ; is what in Fuerteventura is known as jurado, lexical evolution of holed.

The vegetation is perfectly adapted to the saline and sandy enviroment. Close to the ravine, you can also see some specimen of Famara´s cerraja. Protected by law, it is beautiful and unique in the world, because it only grows in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. It is forbidden to cut its flowers or damage it.

Mouth of a stream

Arriving at La Pared beach we cross it following the profile of the coast. At the opposite end a ravine flows always with brackish water in this last section of its route, a thin sheet of water that is immediately absorbed by the sand. In spite of its modesty, it represents an interesting aquatic ecosystem dominated by twisted tarajales and green moorish bushes. A place where it is not difficult to met Common Sandpiper and the shy Sardinian Warbler  finds shelter.

Crossed the small river, a path takes us along the sandy slope towards the upper plains. Here, in addition to Uvilla de mar and always alive zigzag, the first specimens of pulicaria majorera appear.

Istmo de La Pared

Once at the top, el istmo de La Pared it presents itself to us as an immense plain of amazing aridity. We reach the stairs that allow you to go down to the beach of the Old King, perfect for surfing and nudism. We do not descend but follow the path to the west.

The last descent to the beach is a steep glen called Piedras Negras that we will go up towards the small urbanization Pueblo del Mar. From it, the road takes us back to La Pared and to the point of origin, after crossing the ravine again through a section where the tarajal is thick, almost jungle.