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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  • Milica Stamenkovic
    Milica Stamenkovic
    5 months ago

    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

  • 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
    a year 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
    7 months 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!

  • Ariel TAIEB
    Ariel TAIEB
    2 years ago

    Very disappointed from the “real” aspect of this cascade. Where all of the internet pictures are photoshopped. The hike from the village is only 30min long and very easy. Quite nice scenery overall and sadly a busy place, with families, kids and pets.

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