(08) Palm-Mar-Malpais-Punta de Rasca Circular (Arona)

Route Summary
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An interesting walk into the Malpais of Rasca reaching the Rasca lighthouse before returning along the coastal path.

Duration: 3 to 3.5 hours

 

Route Overview
Duration: About 3 to 3.5 hours.
Transport/Parking: Titsa 467 to Guaza, then 468 to Palm Mar. Car or taxi. Parking near the roundabout at the end of Avenida el Palm-Mar. Nearby Calle Tortola is a good place to park.
small-mapLength: 9.520 km / 5.95 mi
Height gain: 124 meter
Height loss: 124 meter
Max Height: 53 meter
Min Height: Sea level-ish
Surface: Average
Child Friendly: Yes
Difficulty: Easy
Dog Friendly: Yes
Refreshments: In Palm-Mar there are beach bars at the promenade, and a number of restaurants elsewhere in the resort/settlement.

Description
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An interesting walk into the Malpais (badlands) of Rasca. This very special coastal natural environment also shows evidence of commercial activities such as quarrying and agriculture, some discontinued, with some abandoned buildings (and vehicles!) along the way. There are good views of the mountains on the southern side of the island and, of course, great wide-open coastal vistas at this southernmost point on the island, and across the channel to La Gomera. At the mid-point of the walk we reach the Faro de Rasca lighthouse (and the buildings of it’s predecessor lighthouse) before winding our way back to the start of the walk along the rugged coast. In Palm-Mar there are beach bars at the pretty promenade area, and a number of restaurants elsewhere in the resort/settlement.

Links:
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Download GPX file (GPS Exchange Format)
Download Route Guide PDF (with illustrated Waypoints)
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