About 7 km. from the town of Pajara and on
the west coast, we find the small fishing village of Ajuy,
located in Puerto de la Peña. There are several attractions
here: the restaurants, the beach and the Caves of Ajuy, you can
visit, and the greatest of all is that is the most
important geological interest in the Canary Islands, where you
can see the oldest rocks of all the islands. But more typical is the visit
of the caves, an area from where ships loaded and unloaded
with goods coming in and out of the island. You can reach the caves by
a qualified road that begins in the north of the beach, and
after a short walk you come to 2 caves giant, connected between
them. Be careful when accessing
the caves, especially if the soil is wet it and hang on the
railing on the stairs.
this way we can also see an
old lime kiln, fossil dunes and a viewpoint that hangs over the
sea to over 20 meters high.
In the village there are 4 or 5 interesting
restaurants specializing in fish and some of them are
spectacular views of the beach.
With regard to the geology of this area, his interest is that it
is one of the only places in the Canary Islands where the deeper
rocks and islands are the remains of ancient magma chambers from
which the lava expelled formed the islands. We can also see
remnants of ancient dunes, beaches and deposits of streams
and rivers that were in the island for millions of years.