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fuerteventura woodland

The only woodland in Fuerteventura
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If you are bored of going to the beach every single day it might be a good idea to have a BBQ or picnic in the woods - not sure if woods is the right word though.

To find this place isn't that difficult once you know where to look.

Our starting point is Betancuria - once the capital of the Kingdom of the Canary Islands (for about 20 years) and later the capital of Fuerteventura (over 400 years). Anyway, once in Betancuria you want to leave using the FV30 in the direction to Pajara


Driving downhill for a few hundred yards you'll see a track on your left with a little bit of white wall - see the first pic.
   
Now simply follow the track for about 15 minutes and you'll end up in the "woodland" - second pic.

There's BBQ facility on site as well as clean toilets.  


The trees were planted in the time around WW2 as an experiment to find out if commercial forestry was viable. The location itself isn't a bad choice because it's one of the rainiest place in Fuerteventura. You'll be able to see the result of the experiment on your own. I guess 80 years trees should looks a bit bigger, especially if you're planning to use them for a business.
   
Bear in mind the pic was taken three years ago and the trees could be one inch higher now Big Grin
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It doesn't usually look that green.  The locals use it a lot for birthday parties.
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Looking at that storm drain they must expect it to pour down now and again!
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(31-10-2018, 11:46 PM)Captain Sensible Wrote: It doesn't usually look that green.  The locals use it a lot for birthday parties.

Took the picture in February, that was the greenest I can remember. Never seen there any birthday party but one or couple of families over the weekend. Nice and quiet place though.
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Isn't this very near to the place that you go to get your trees on the Day of The Tree?  I think Steve CS or Tamara if she is a member here will know.

If so it is a lovely area and you can combine getting your free trees and having a picnic lunch in the woods.
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That is certainly a new destination to visit Smile Smile
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Been there a few times, very nice relaxed place to have a picnic.  Thumbs Up
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(01-11-2018, 11:34 AM)Perrypower1 Wrote: Isn't this very near to the place that you go to get your trees on the Day of The Tree?  I think Steve CS or Tamara if she is a member here will know.

If so it is a lovely area and you can combine getting your free trees and having a picnic lunch in the woods.

Hi Perrypower - good to see you on here.
I get my free plants/trees from the municipal nursery in La Oliva so I'm not sure of the Betancuria location for it.
I'll keep my eyes out for the info regarding this year's offer (hopefully) and post it on here as soon as.
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(01-11-2018, 11:02 PM)TamaraEnLaPlaya Wrote:
(01-11-2018, 11:34 AM)Perrypower1 Wrote: Isn't this very near to the place that you go to get your trees on the Day of The Tree?  I think Steve CS or Tamara if she is a member here will know.

If so it is a lovely area and you can combine getting your free trees and having a picnic lunch in the woods.

Hi Perrypower - good to see you on here.
I get my free plants/trees from the municipal nursery in La Oliva so I'm not sure of the Betancuria location for it.
I'll keep my eyes out for the info regarding this year's offer (hopefully) and post it on here as soon as.

Perry - it is just further along the track from the Betancuria Nursery where they issue free trees and plants.  I haven't seen any information about free plants in La Oliva/Betancuria as yet this year. It's usually associated with the Day of the Tree - Dia del Arbol
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