[Hiking] From Uga to Playa Quemada

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Around the famous roundabout of the camels of Uga, radial axis from which we can go to Yaiza, Femés, La Geria or Arrecife, there are a large number of trails to many of the interesting and beautiful points that surround the town.

One of those vertices that draws the imaginary grid above that roundabout focuses directly on the coastal town of Playa Quemada. Several roads lead from Uga to the coast making this walk a perfect route to clear yourself, breathe fresh air, enjoy Lanzarote geology and exercise.

This whole area is located on the northern borders of the Ajaches massif. It is a watershed carved on outcrops of lava flows and pyroclastics corresponding to the Domain of Ajaches. The geographical features that we find along the path are characteristic of a warm coastal environment.

On the coast we can find marine conglomerates, with an abundance of basalt ‘callaos’. This Geological Interest Site has sedimentological interest.


There is not a single way to enjoy this area thanks to a walk. You can reach both through the first deviation to the right on a dirt road just after taking the main road to Playa Quemada or on a detour to the left, also on the dirt road, just after taking the roundabout of the camels in Femés direction, once in one of these two trails you just have to approach the car to where you want, park it and start walking along some of the marked routes down the ravine to Playa Quemada.


From above to Playa Quemada are approximately 3 kilometers. A round trip, knowing that the turn is upwards, is done in about an hour and a half.




Good footwear because the terrain is irregular. Apply sunscreen. Bring water. And if you have time, enjoy a snack in the middle or at the end of the walk at Playa Quemada.

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