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Tenerife trips: excursion to Barranco del Infierno

Barranco del Infierno in the locality of Adeje is perhaps the most impressive ravine in Tenerife. Its narrow course passes between vertical walls which become covered by abundant and exotic vegetation as it climbs, ending in a breathtaking triple waterfall carved out of the rock bed.

There is a path which runs through the ravine from the village of Adeje up to the waterfall from where it is impossible to go further. It takes about three hours there and back and nature lovers are well advised to take this route.

Barranco del Infierno, Tenerife

Barranco del Infierno, Tenerife

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The path starts to the right of a restaurant which is found shortly after the Casa Fuerte de Adeje, a sixteenth century manor house standing about 300 metres from the village. From there one goes on foot along a paved path which leads to a place called “Cuevas del Marques “ where it descends to the bottom of the ravine.

Continuing until a signpost indicates “Cueva del Agua” one finally reaches the waterfall some metres further on. There is also the chance of taking a guided tour through the ravine. Information is available from the Adeje council

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