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Las Peñitas Viewpoint

An oasis in Fuerteventura
From the viewpoint at Las Peñitas in Betancuria, an incredible view is laid out before you: a green oasis in the middle of the desert. The underground river that flows beneath the Las Peñitas ravine emerges through a man-made dam and creates a small lake that is dotted with native plants. The open esplanade of this viewpoint is the perfect stop-off when taking a drive through the interior of Fuerteventura and enjoying this beautiful, surprising landscape.
A viewpoint close to Vega de Río Palmas
Las Peñitas is a place where the imagination can truly run free: travel back in time millions of years ago to when the island was a huge steep mountain rather than the rounded hills of today. Or let your mind wander to the 15th Century, when the Normans came to this valley during their conquests. Walkers who find themselves inspired by the views can drive their car to the neighbouring town of Vega de Rio Palmas and take the SL-FV-27 footpath, which passes through the dam, allowing walkers to breathe in the fresh air of this unique place.
Altitude
338 m
Landscape type
Natural
Protected space
Rural Park
Hiking trails
Parking
Public transport
Localidad
Vega del Rio - Betancuria

TENERIFE

TENERIFE

GRAN CANARIA

GRAN CANARIA

FUERTEVENTURA

FUERTEVENTURA

LANZAROTE

LANZAROTE

LA GRACIOSA

LA GRACIOSA

LA GOMERA

LA GOMERA

LA PALMA

LA PALMA

EL HIERRO

EL HIERRO
Sustainability
Sostenibilidad
- Never leave waste of any type lying around, including cigarette butts. Leftover food leads to a proliferation of rats and wild cats, which pose a serious threat to the fauna.
- Respect the animals. Do not bother them or feed them. If you see an injured specimen, you can call the emergency number: 112. Do not pick flowers or plants.
- Do not pick up or take away stones or any other item from the natural environment. And do not move them to pile them up into sadly famous 'towers'.
- Respect and look after the different items of public furniture (information panels, railings, seats, lighting, binoculars and telescopes, etc.).
- Respect the signposting along trails. Leaving the set paths and spaces causes damage to the environment and could also be dangerous for you and anyone with you.
- Try not to alter the peace of the environment with excessive noise (loud music, yelling, etc.).
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