Cascada de los Colores, Barranco de las Angustias

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Cascada de los Colores, Barranco de las Angustias

Cascada de los Colores, Barranco de las Angustias
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Marion E
117 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
We took a cab up to Los Brecitos and hiked down to the Parking lot. We took a detour to see the Cascada de Los Colores. It is a wonderful hike with a great variety of views. The first half to the Zona de Acampada is a lovely, easy hike. From there to Roque Idafe is quite steep here and there and it's sometimes hard descending. You have to be careful on the stones. We took a detour to the Cascada de Los Colores and that will take you right through the riverbed. You have to cross the water every time. Sometimes it's quite slippery on the rocks. This isn't an easy part of the hike. You have to wear hiking shoes. From the Cascada down to the Parking lot took us about two hours. The whole hike took us five and a half hours. It is a great hike!
Written December 28, 2018
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Paul B
London, UK345 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
This was actually near the end of a 6 hour hike and a lot of people seemed to miss that the coloured fall was to the left of the river facing upstream and stayed by the bigger fall to the right...The water was not running fast but the colours were still fascinating!
Written October 21, 2018
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Chris G
Leicester, UK19 contributions
Jan 2018
My favourite walk on La Palma during a 7 day holiday. Great views as you walk along the barranco. You will see the stream contained within gradually turn from yellow to orange . As there can be a bit of stepping in and out of the stream to make progress, I found it easier to wear an old pair of white plimsolls ( canvas sneakers ) that I didn't mind going orange . They washed fine anyway.
Written January 22, 2018
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Yelena V
157 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
It was rather difficult to find the trail description in the internet so the best way is to go to a visitor's center. The trail takes 2,5 hours one way, but is much faster and more pleasant if you don't follow the marks but go on the river bed (during the dry season). The last 500 meters are magic, although less colorful than the brochures tell you (but again, that was during the dry season)
Written June 27, 2016
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Jane L
London, UK274 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
This is a lovely but difficult walk through the streams, with lots of clambering over rocks, but again well worth the effort, but you do need to be fairly fit & well equipped, some precipitous views, not for the faint hearted.
Written June 4, 2016
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kitsune87
London, UK486 contributions
Feb 2016 • Solo
La Catarata De Colores: 4hours - 14km long, at 300m altitude. Stunning canyoning (and a bit of bouldering if you want to) through Barranco De Las Angustias surrounded by 1000m walls to reach a colourful waterfall.
This is a great way to see the inside of the Caldera De Taburiente as you would walk all through the Baranco de las Angustias, doing some canyoning.
Ignore the signs and start from the beginning through the stream. It will get to a point that tells you again to not follow the stream. Ignore it. If you continue, you should find a narrow canyon almost full with water and a small waterfall underneath (second waterfall you must have come across) a rock bridge. If you look on the right hand side, there is a rock that is calling for some bouldering! It is fairly easy to climb, then on top of that there is a second one. If someone is waiting for you at the bottom, they can take a pic of you on top/next to the stone bridge. I have seen a 60yo not-looking-very-fit man do it. It is less challenging than it seems. If you don't feel fit for this, this is the time to follow the trek path. Just continue the stream, always!
Eventually you will reach a man-made stone bridge and wall with a 2 metres waterfall. Climb to your left and then continue the stream.
You will eventually get to a house that says Hip Hop Yo. You can continue the stream by climbing the house on the right hand side if you fancy doing some bouldering. This is the most difficult part (not going up but down) so I don't recommend doing it unless you have experience. You can use the normal path on the left which would actually be quicker.
After a bit, you will start seeing the yellow stones with water flowing. Walk a bit longer and you will encounter this beautiful waterfall.

Written February 14, 2016
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Stuart G
2 contributions
Nov 2014 • Couples
A lovely place to stay for a quiet break, well positioned and excellently equipped. Would certainly visit again.
Written December 6, 2014
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Rach64
Cheshire, UK2,079 contributions
Apr 2014 • Couples
We did this walk from the Barranco de Angustias parking area. We followed the waymarks to the cascada, which does include a lot of up and down hill climbing. The waterfall was slightly smaller than we expected but we were glad we saw it. The route and scenery along the way is stunning. The water was a little wide and a bit daunting to cross at Dos Aguas due to a lot of rain a couple of days before and we ended up with very wet feet for the walk back to the carpark - we mostly followed the river bed on the way back. The whole walk (including stopping for some lunch) took about 5 hours.
Written April 19, 2014
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Nissan P
New York City, NY20 contributions
Mar 2014 • Friends
The signs make you go up and down on a rather unnecessary detour, and always rejoins the river bed. I guess the river must be pretty big when it rains, but there wasn't much water when I was there so it was much easier to just follow the river bed which leads straight to the falls. There's one place where you will encounter a big wall, but you can climb it from the left side and go across the thing that looks like a bridge. You can also climb up from the right side (which is what we did), but it's much harder. Or you can just backtrack about 200m and take the normal path. There's another place by a small waterfall which you can pass by climbing up 1 or 2 metres along the rocks on the right-hand side (a bit slippery though).

The falls itself doesn't have much water, but the colors make it the most interesting sight in the park.
Written March 26, 2014
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Julia B
Faringdon, England, United Kingdom42 contributions
Jan 2014 • Couples
Walk from the Barranco de Augustias parking is waymarked and fairly well maintained. We walked mostly along the barranco, but then followed the path along the edge. It is a bit of a scramble. To get to the waterfall you need to cross at Dos Aguas- using stepping stones. This could be tricky if there was a lot of water in the rivers. Then on up the barrance (the path is closed at the moment) and you start to see the golden water flowing from the waterfall. There is a bit of a scramble over the rocks & then you see the waterfall itself - fascinating. Round trip was about 4.5 hours. We stopped for a picnic lunch.
Written February 3, 2014
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