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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  • concave
    a year ago

    A short but beautiful hike that we can absolutely recommend. Requires a little bit of climbing and good shoes, but its not hard at all. Just make sure you go to the very end, some people may turn around to early thinking there is no waterfall altough there might be one... We saw it and loved it.For us the hike was 3,23 km long with approx. 1 hour in motion, starting from the parking lot in town.

  • steve heelan
    steve heelan
    8 months ago

    Stunning area. Water was dried up alot when we got there in July. But a nice hike. Very easy! Only took us 25mins to get from car park too the waterfall

  • Nataliia Cheban
    Nataliia Cheban
    a month ago

    Very tricky path. It was fun for one kilometer, but after you have to go through the stones, water and slippery path. At one point you have to climb up. I saw a lot of people couldn’t do it. Also might be not a proper thing to do for kids and old people. For the rest - go for it and try!

  • Patrick O Neill
    Patrick O Neill
    a year ago

    A nice not so difficult walk for about 45 minutes if you're in the area. It had been raining in north Gran Canaria for a month so i expected a waterfall but there was little water. Not sure when they took the picture they use for advertising it but 10 out of 10 for marketing.

  • Patrick Villwock

    Nice, calm and cooling place. A lot of tiny frogs and the picturesque lake are a very good reason to spend some time here. Take some water and a snack for the hike!

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