The beach of El Risco is located in the municipality of Agaete in the northwest side of Gran Canaria. It is a virgin beach of round stones and black sand. As you can see below, the beach is very quiet and there are usually no people. We even went with our dogs. However, on this beach there is no lifeguard. Therefore, we do not recommend that you venture much in case the current plays a trick on you. You do not have any services around either, so whatever you need, take it with you and enjoy it!
Natural Park of Tamadaba and Reserve of the Biosphere of Gran Canaria
This whole area belongs to the Tamadaba Natural Park and the Biosphere Reserve of Gran Canaria.
How to get to El Risco beach
The beach of El Risco is very close to the path to the famous Charco Azul. So that, you can combine the visit to these two points of the island perfectly. Anyway, the best is to park your car in the parking lot that is next to the sea, since the parking that exists to go to Charco Azul is a bit far. Also, although you can cross the ravine on foot, but there is no path and it is quite complicated. Therefore, better by car. Below we show you just what you will have behind your back on the beach. A beautiful ravine, but without trails.
Rural houses at El Risco
If you are looking for accommodation in El Risco de Agaete, it is a great option to disconnect. We leave you link to the rural houses in El Risco so you can have a look. Of course, they are not next to the beach, to get to the beach you will have to walk a lot or take the car.
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