Puerto de la Pena - Ajuy, Fuerteventura, Spain
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69
N 28° 24.020 W 014° 09.410
28R E 582595 N 3141839
Quick Description: Puerto de la Pena at Ajuy, Fuerteventura.
Location: Islas Canarias, Spain
Date Posted: 6/25/2017 1:49:26 AM
Waymark Code: WMW113
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 3

Long Description:
Ajuy was declared a Natural Monument in 1994 and is included in the Betancuria Rural Park situated in the municipality of Pájara, in the western part of Fuerteventura.
It stands out because of its paleontological and geological significance. The oldest materials of the Canary Islands can be seen here, and they are of enormous scientific importance, such as the existence of marine fossils,consolidated dunes and oceanic sediments observable on the surface.
The rugged landsacpe of great beauty also stands out. It is home to autochthonous flora and fauna and also has reproduction and breeding areas.
The main ethnographic values were the exploitation and shipping of lime to the other islands from the port called Puerto de la Pena, traces of wich have resisted the passage of time. Proof of this is reflected in the limekilns, the Casa de la Aduana or customhouse, the ramp and the tunnel. Syenite rock used for the manufacture of cobblestones, wich can still be seen today in the streets of Vegueta in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, was also shipped to other islands.

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Waymark is confirmed to be publicly accessible: yes

Parking Coordinates: N 28° 24.010 W 014° 09.255

Access fee (In local currency): .00

Requires a high clearance vehicle to visit.: no

Requires 4x4 vehicle to visit.: no

Public Transport available: no

Website reference: Not listed

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