Vega del Rio Palmas,Betancuria,Fuerteventura

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Vega del Rio Palmas, located south east of the municipality of Betancuria is home to plenty of mystery and magic. Legend has it that Father Santorcaz disappeared here. San Diego asked the shepherd's of Betancuria if they had seen him. They hadn't but they reported that they were terrified by lights that had appeared where Vega del Rio Palmas now stands. San Diego along with the shepherds headed towards the light and found the Father at the bottom of a deep well in a trance state. The Father later explained that he had heard music coming from the stone at the bottom of the well. The shepherds continued to dig into the well until they discovered the image of the virgin. For this reason the Virgen de la Peña is the island's patroness and the Hermitage is found on Vega del Rio Palmas. It was built in the year 1717 and the sculpture of the Virgin is housed inside.

Every 3rd Friday of September Majoreros gather here. Some come on pilgrimage and others come simply to celebrate.

In addtion Vega del Rio Palmas is home to much interesting wildlife. It is home to a number of endangered species, and many predatory birds habitually shelter here.

Vega del Rio Palmas is located in Vega del Rio Palmas, Fuerteventura.

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