After leaving the village and
taking the road Betancuria FV30, Pájara direction, the landscape
changes dramatically and we enter a valley (Barranco de la Vega)
where abundant variety of native plant species: we are in the
valley that includes the locality of Vega de Rio de Palmas.
This area of the island is the
one with a greater number of plant and plant is almost an
oasis comparing this area with other places of Fuerteventura.
The unusual abundance of trees and
shrubs may be because this valley collects all the runoff from
various mountain ranges and so can the accumulation of water in
the groundwater table, due to the impermeability of igneous
rocks that form these mountains.
Next to this village we find one of
the few reservoirs in Fuerteventura, the Las Penitas, and a
few feet away, lies
the small chapel of the Virgen de la Peña, patron saint of
Fuerteventura and even where pilgrimages are made to celebrate
the feast of the patron.
From this village, we can go one of the most interesting
and beautiful trails of Fuerteventura which leads to the Barranco
de las Penitas.