ARRECIFE DE LAS SIRENAS’ ITINERARY (La Fabriquilla – El barronal)

   We choose this itinerary essentially when the wind comes from the East; it is an area without waves (protected by the mountains). However, if the wind is strong we cannot go on with the itinerary or at least we can just go to El Arrecife de Las Sirenas or even to Vela Blanca.

We start in La Fabriquilla’s beach, a small population next to the mountains range. Its name comes from the “industry” (fábrica in Spanish) of lead that was extracted in the nearby mines. Then we sail through the engines that provide water to Las Salinas and also, through Corralete’s beach that has an amazing seabed where the fully reserve starts. When we turn the lighthouse, built on an ancient castle, we find the Arrecife de Las Sirenas cliff. We continue to Punta Baja, the geographic cape, formed from columns that were used before for cobblestone. After, we delight ourselves with El Dedo’s cliff, Rajá’s cove and the exceptional beauty of Vela Blanca. We have to make a quick stop here to explain what happen to the rock, why is it so white? What is that tower doing there? Many questions arise and when we discover the answer the landscape acquires a whole new dimension.

 

We turn Negra point and we stumble on different beaches, among them we have Mónsul, the set of many films like the famous Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade. We finish the itinerary in the desolated Barronal beaches where the desert land goes inside the mountain.

 

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