Poris de Candelaria

Poris de Candelaria

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  • Jh2o

    PR LP 12.2 and partly GR LP 130: Cervecería Isla Verde - Tijarafe - Porís de Candelaría (or Proís, both correct, "natural harbor" in old Spanish) - Barranco del Jurado - Cevecería.
    Circular route in the northwest of La Palma.
    Approx. 4.5 - 6 hours with breaks. No shadow. Good beer in the end. : D
    Way there (downhill) to Porís de Candelaria approx. 2.5 - 3 hours.
    Approx. 12-14 km, approx. 850-1000 meters of altitude uphill and downhill, accumulated.
    Max. Height approx. 600, min. 0 m above sea level. Up to 38% incline / decline with loose ground. Bathing possibilities depending on the sea and current in the former pirate and smuggler port Porís de Candelaria and Playa del Jurado via bathing ladders.
    As always on Isla Bonita, it is well signposted.
    The vertical meters are not to be underestimated. Not recommended in summer heat, see also
    During our hike there was some strange light, light gray, thin clouds and strange contrast, so the photos are not optimal. Optimal hiking temperature of around 20 ° C for this. :)

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    • November 11, 2018

  • Thomas

    Okay, the bay has something ...
    But walking down there from Tijarafe, you should only do that if you are masochistic or if you really want to annoy fellow hikers. 2 times 300m difference in altitude on less than 1km route, the whole route no matter how, always in blazing sun, really bad roads, etc., you can think about whether you really need it.
    With the car to the parking lot 100m above and 400m from the bay give enough "foretaste".
    24 years ago we did the tour and then chose the banana road variant (just as bad), unfortunately I didn't remember what we swore to each other back then - never again! That only occurred to me about 2 km before the finish line.

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    • July 27, 2018

  • Stefan Weingärtner

    even with small children feasible, if you go by car. Who runs knows in the evening what altitude mean.

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    • April 24, 2017

  • _morticia

    Day trip.
    This coastal walk should only be done by experienced, sure-footed and vertigo-free hikers! Do not forget enough water to drink and good sunscreen.

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    • June 23, 2018

  • Sascha

    I can only join @morticia. Especially the ascent to the pirate bay has it all: up to 28% slope in scorching sun makes sufficient drinking water and good sun protection as well as sure-footedness and good footwear urgently necessary.

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    • June 14, 2019

  • RyAn

    In addition to the well-known information about the Prois de Candelaria, which are on the board in the attached photo, I would like to name a cat as a resident of the cave, who tells Mama, picks paws and barks.

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    • January 7, 2018

  • AndreaTS

    Hidden and with an exhausting way there if you do the entire tour

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    • January 11, 2021

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