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Wednesday, 12 March 2014 10:50

Malpais - Hofi and Pos di pia

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  • Difficulty: easy
  • Terrain: Mostly level
  • Total distance (km): 5
  • Duration (hours): 2.5 - 3


Hike from the parking place of Kokomo Beach at Vaersenbay to the area around Hofi Malpais. This is a alternative version of the hike to the Seru Jamanika. Because the hill is no part of this hike, the hike is much easier and shorter.

Highlights of this trip:

  • Remains of two indigo tank systems
  • Hofi Malpais with lots of trees and picnic area
  • Pos di pia
  • View over the lake that disappeared (Lago Disparsé)
  • Visit to the ruins of milk factory

We park the cars in the parking lot of Kokomo Beach. From there we cross the dry (most of the time) saliña (saltpan) on the same side of the road as the parking lot. We leave this saliña opposite the entrance to the former plantation Malpais. We cross the road and enter the plantation. We walk over an old dam and visit the two systems of indigo tanks. From there we follow the winding path and visit the hofi where we take a rest in the shadow of a large Tamarind tree. After the break we return to the path and proceed to the Pos di Pia. This is a nice area with lots of large fallen trees. From there we walk over the dam where we have a nice view over "the lake that disappeared" (for a large part of the year completely dry) and visit the ruin of the old milk factory.

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Scheduled hikes

In the coming weeks the following hikes will be held: 

All hikes start from the parking place mentioned in the description of the hike.

Each hike costs US$ 10.00 per person to be paid at the start of the hike.

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