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Review of Mirador de Bascos

Mirador de Bascos
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We went there by the walking trail from El Sabinar. It is 1.2 km walk through the hills and pine groves with totally indifferent cows sleeping under the trees sheltering from the constant wind and low cloud. There is drinking water tap at the entrance but the path and the drive to the mirador is closed. The cobbled path to the lookout point is crumbling into the ravine below and one wrong step can send you falling 600 down from the cliff. So we had place to ourselves and once clouds parted views were truly breathtaking.

Thank Olegs T
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Reviewed 25 February 2016

It takes a while to reach this spot. I had taken some friends to
the Hermita de la Virgen for them to walk the camino along to
Cruz de los Reyes. In the time until meeting them I visitied
El Sabinar (twisted Juniper tree) and this mirador. Of the two
the mirador was more interesting. However it is roped off as
part of the wall by the access path had fallen away. With
care and in daylight this is not a problem. It is necessary
to enter the roped-off area in order to get proper value from
the visit. As well as the view of El Golfo as a whole, it was
good to see Arenas Blancas and to get a perspective of
the area as if from a low-flying aeroplane. The nine-hundred
metres is about three-thousand feet and so the experience
is similar to the view from a glider.

Care is needed in that the road from the Hermita is only
a "dirt road" (like nearly all the roads were in 1989 when
I first visited this island). Some car hire companies do not
cover damage on such roads. As the track is only single
width for most of the way one has to choose a passing
place in event of oncoming traffic.

Thank AlanR555
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Reviewed 29 January 2016

We wandered a tour called "End of the wolrd" as member of Walking World. One of two highlights of this hike was Mirador de Basco. Very spectacular. Though there was no admittance to the Mirador point itself (too dangerous, see picture), it was worth it. It's a question of time before everything will slide...

Thank Tore B
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Reviewed 17 December 2015

There has been a rockfall BENEATH part of the path to the Mirador and so the Mirador has been shut for safety reasons. It wouldn't actually be that difficult to go on to it ... the 'barricades' are simply police style plastic tapes! But we chose not to take the chance on the 2000 ft fall if more collapsed under us!

However you can get a pretty good view from the top near the Mirador AND the drive there is pleasant and for me the most interesting thing there is the Wind bent ancient Juniper trees on the hillside. They are worth the trip in themselves.

Thank hardyb33
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Reviewed 29 April 2015

Very beautiful view and space to take a seat and admire the landscape.It is nice just take a jacket if you go after 6 pm not in summer.

Thank ana a
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