Apart from being one of the most attractive natural regions of Portugal in Europe, considered by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve, the Gerês has a unique magic and is undoubtedly one of the most popular destinations for holidays in Portugal.
The Peneda-Gerês National Park is located between the Alto Minho and the Trás-os-Montes and is composed of mountainous clusters of vegetation and varied fauna, with several dams, streams, rivers and waterfalls, not to be missed.
The Cascata do Tahiti, also known as Cascata Fecha de Barjas, with crystalline water, with successive falls coming from the river Arado, culminating in a mini river beach of golden sand, is a paradisiacal place near the community village of Ermida, parish of Vilar da Veiga. It is one of the many places that delight tourists in discovering the charms of Gerês
To visit follow the path along the tar road that connects "Vilar da Veiga" to "Ermida". After about 5 km (be aware), you will find a small junction on your right with a forest sign that says "Cabril". Turn right and follow this route, but be very careful. You will find several sharp descents until you find a wooden bridge over the Rio Arado where you will see the indication of PNPG. Here you'd better park your car and get ready for an amazing walk downhill.
It is recommended to descend on the right side of the bridge. You will find some (abandoned) mills and some small waterfalls that form some spectacular lagoons where you can cool down.
Finally, you will find a lagoon surrounded by sand where you can observe one of the most beautiful and largest waterfalls of the Gerês.
If you find it difficult to find the Cascata Tahiti / Fecha de Barjas, you can find the GPS coordinates.