Peneda-Gerês: Tahiti Waterfalls

by Nuno Madeira
Peneda-Gerês National Park, Tahiti Waterfalls | Diário do Viajante

The Barja Waterfalls, better known as Tahiti Waterfalls, is one of the most beautiful places in Peneda-Geres Natural Park.

The crystal clear water invites you to a bath on a hot summer day, or simply a moment of pause and contemplation on a cooler day.

They are natural waterfalls increasingly sought by tourists and visitors of the region, which also required some works on the access path, winding and rough.

The waterfalls, with waters coming from the Arado River, are located in Caldas do Gerês, parish of Vilar da Veiga, on the tar road that connects Fafião to Ermida. There is no car park but several cars parked on the side of the road by a bridge and a signpost mark the place.

The recommendation is to go down the right side where without find some abandoned mills and some small waterfalls, forming small crystalline lagoons. In the middle of the waterfalls, you can pass from side to side or see the lagoon at the base.

Anyone wishing to descend to the base of the waterfall, where there is a serene lagoon with sandy shores, will have to pay about 1 euro (I could not understand if it is a concession or private access).

There are no protections in the waterfalls area and therefore caution is advised as rocks may be slippery.

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Peneda-Gerês National Park, Tahiti Waterfalls | Diário do Viajante
Peneda-Gerês National Park, Tahiti Waterfalls | Diário do Viajante
Peneda-Gerês National Park, Tahiti Waterfalls | Diário do Viajante
Peneda-Gerês National Park, Tahiti Waterfalls | Diário do Viajante
Peneda-Gerês National Park, Tahiti Waterfalls | Diário do Viajante

Tahiti Waterfalls Location

Google Maps Coordinates: 41.70372, -8.10955 | open Google Maps
GPS Coordinates: 41° 42′ 13.392″ N 8° 6′ 34.380″ W

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