Our latest geocache walk adventure took us straight to this jameos beauty spot as the cache was hidden there, this one is called Cueva del Agua on the Geocaching website if you’d like the GPS co-ordinates.
Have you discovered the beautiful water cave hidden at Los Cocoteros?
These satellite images show the location of the cueva del agua / jameos, in the first one you can see the saltpans and village, the jameos is in the top right hand corner, the second image is zoomed in on the jameos which is the circular hole just below the centre of the picture.
It is possible to park a car about 100m away if you drive down the dirt tracks from Los Cocoteros, we thought about parking near the salt pans and walking along the coast although it’s a fairly short walk. Having met the group in Guatiza, we decided to leave the cars there and walk down to the coastal village of Los Cocoteros.
In my opinion, I would have opted for the off road path by joining the walk PR LZ 04 from Teguise to Los Cocoteros, which you can pick up off the roundabout as you exit the main North road for Guatiza, just before the abandoned quarry. This path skirts around the base of the hill and gently down towards the coast.
We set out from the bus stop in Guatiza walking past the big church and sociedad before taking a right turn to pick up the only road leading down to Los Cocoteros. Guatiza is a fascinating village there are lots of crops and prickly pear cactus growing with some typical old Canarian houses as well as modern villas. The main road has no pavement and the traffic can speed along here so tuck in and walk towards the oncoming traffic.
As the road drops down past the quarry, take the dirt track road to the left which passes through the terraced fields leading down to the coast.
We took another track left just to increase the length of the walk slightly, both the original track and this one lead down to either side of the water cave.
The jameos is hidden from view, but there is a well worn small track leading to it. The colour of the sea water is amazing, a bright, clear, aquamarine. Lots of the surrounding rocks are rough but then there are some lovely smooth areas within which made a great platform for jumping off and sunbathing.
I found the cache this time, it’s in a small canister and hidden well, we added our names and found a great spot for our picnic just up over the back of the jameos which had smooth rocks and a stunning view along the coastline.
The boys decided to have a swim and jumped off the ledge into the water below – please check the water depth first if you try this, I’m not sure how much tide affects the pool. We then walked back up the hill to our cars, this was a total of 6km by this route. On the way back, Wendy spotted an elephant! Can you see it?
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