THE PIRATES’ ITINERARY (La Isleta del Moro – San José)

THE PIRATES’ ITINERARY (La Isleta del Moro – San José)1THE PIRATES’ ITINERARY (La Isleta del Moro – San José)2This itinerary is always available as long as the wind is not too strong.

We start in La Isleta, fishermen’ quarter where the millennial fishing techniques are still in use. Sailing to San José, we first see San Felipe’s castle, built on ancient reef beaches that have created a soft calcareous rock that has been transformed by the wind into whimsical and magical figures. Then we pass Embarcadero’s beach and rocket’s point where the first Spanish rocket was launched; this was due to the depopulation of the area and the low risk of accidents. We go through the Escullos’ cliffs, name that comes from the shoals (in Spanish escollos) that complicated sailing for those who didn’t know the seabed.

THE PIRATES’ ITINERARY (La Isleta del Moro – San José)3In the itinerary we find several hidden coves, such as Tomate’s cove, a shelter from the winds where we’ll have the opportunity to jump into the water to take a peek of the wonderful under water.

 

THE PIRATES’ ITINERARY (La Isleta del Moro – San José)4Behind the mountain, we find the Bentonite quarries, a volcanic ash of interesting texture that has several industrial uses; this kind of clay is still extracted. We finish the ride in Higuera’s cove and San José, an old fishermen population that has now become one of the main touristic places of the Park.

 

 

 

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