The Fecha de Barjas Waterfall, better known as Tahiti Waterfalls, is one of the most beautiful places in the Peneda-Gerês National 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. These are natural waterfalls increasingly sought after by tourists and visitors from the region, which also forced some works on the access road, winding and rugged.
The waterfalls, with water coming from the Arado River, are located in Gerês, parish of Vilar da Veiga, on the road that connects Fafião to Ermida. There is no car park but the several cars standing on the berm next to a bridge and a signpost mark the place.
The recommendation is to go down the right side where you can find some abandoned windmills and some small waterfalls, forming small crystalline lagoons. In the middle of the waterfalls, you can pass from one side to the other, or see the lagoon at the base.
Anyone wishing to go down to the base of the waterfall, where there is a serene lagoon with sandbanks, will have to pay about 1 euro (I can not understand if it is a concession or private access).
There are no protections in the area of waterfalls, and caution is therefore advised as rocks may be slippery.