Welcome to Barranco de Guayadeque

Around 4km from here, stretch your legs at Cuevas Bermejas, a small settlement of cave homes carved out of the mountainside. Be sure to peek into the tiny chapel, where the pulpit, altar and confessional are all hewn from rock.

The road continues to wind upwards until you reach Montaña de las Tierras, with its cave restaurants and smattering of homes. If you want to continue from here you'll need sturdy hiking boots. There are a couple of trails with stunning views that stretch right to the sea; ask at the interpretation centre for information.

The ravine is really at its best once the lunchtime crowd has left. If you'd like to spend the night, check out www.casasruralesdeguayadeque.com for rural accommodation in the barranco – much of it, of course, in caves.

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Barranco de Guayadeque in detail

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