El Charco Azul is located in the El Risco neighborhood of Agaete. To get there, you have to leave Agaete in the direction of La Aldea de San Nicolás and park right at the entrance to El Risco. There is a car park right in front of the bar, normally there is a place to park except for weekends, although we can always park in the beach area. Once in El Risco there is a sign that indicates the way to get to Charco Azul, it is approximately 40 minutes of walking (one way) but it is worth doing it calmly and enjoying the scenery. Various puddles are formed by the fall of water from the Tamadaba mountains and are especially abundant in winter after the rains. The rest of the year we may not find much water, although the walk is worth the visit.

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  • Mike N
    Mike N
    2 months ago

    Nice hike and waterfall. No hiking footwear necessary, but some kind of trainers would be recommend. You have to park in El Risco (very limited parking spaces) and walk up, it takes roughly 30-40 minutes to hike to the waterfall. Bring your own water as the store in El Risco is really overpriced.

  • Daniel Kastl
    Daniel Kastl
    a month ago

    Short but nice hike. We parked in El Risco (there is a small car park) and walked through town to get to the start of the hike. No hiking footwear necessary, but in some parts the plants are completely covering the path. Unfortunately at the end of the hike there was no waterfall, just a puddle of water (which seems common as it’s quite dry).

  • Nick Dante
    Nick Dante
    2 months ago

    Went before 12:00 on March 12th and the pool was in the shade. Wasn’t particularly blue either, and no waterfall. Nice walk up there tho, easy 30 mins. Perhaps it’s better after some rain and later in the afternoon!

  • Raya Sunshine
    Raya Sunshine
    4 months ago

    We really enjoyed this walk. Parked up at the bottom of the hill and walked up through el Risco, and to the waterfall took us around 30/40 minutes. Good shoes are needed! The waterfall was more of a trickle (January) but we enjoyed it none the less and took a dip in the water. Lots of people on reviews complained of it’s cleanliness. We found it to be clean and fresh!

  • Milica Stamenkovic

    There is no cellular data available (even in the village) so be sure to check everything out before you get there. When you get to the big rock and small water (that’s what we visited, without knowing there is much more to see) you need to keep walking in order to get to the waterfall. You definitely need comfy shoes and a stick to move the grass. Drinkable water and sunscreen also! It was beautiful, quiet and we swam in that little pond. It was amazing seeing he we were alone there! But I’m sad we missed the waterfall

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