Barranco de Guayadeque
Barranco de Guayadeque
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grungeful
Dakar, Senegal99 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
While the museum is really with a visit to really set the scene and get the historical background of the caves, the ravine itself is not great. We did a small hike in the ravine and another hike on the side of the mountain on a an easy paved path but the caves are very far up. The ones that are accessible are inside restaurants with very big lines. It was much more interesting to go to Cueva del Rey to see the caves where the North Africans who originally populated the island used to live.
Written March 16, 2024
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Supa
Hamilton, UK4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
WARNING!!!

The address given on trip advisor is incorrect!! If you put your Google Maps / Apple Maps to this address, you will be stuck in another location which is 30 minutes way from the mountain! To save you a lot of hassle and annoyance from / wife / gf / kids please search for the name of the mountain (Barranco de Guayadeque) otherwise you will not arrive here.
Written August 8, 2017
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Dreamer26225
Utrecht, Holland18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Barranco of Guayadeque is an intresting experience, it's totally different then the most visited south part of the island. The Baranco has many archelogical interesting caves, but also nowadays you can see people still living there. Also here time didn't stood still, so the houses have television and radio. You can also visit an old church that is built in the mountain. When you drive further up to the mountain the road get's steeper and steeper. Finally you will find yourself in the center of the island. There you can visit a restaurant or just enjoy the marvellous view. If you only visited the south of the island, you didn'i visited the island. It's nice and green, something you have to see for yourself.Andreas Bouman (Holland).
Written June 16, 2003
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Gabor T
30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
We heard about the ravine and its caves from the bar staff in our hotel. We did not know much but since we had a rented car, we decided to drive there one day. The museum at the beginning of the ravine was very informative about the life of the native people,how they lived in the caves, stored food, buried the dead etc. It's a must to visit.
Further up the ravine you can see people still living in the cave houses and you can walk up and visit them. We found one that is a souvenir shop too so we could enter.
Further up there is a dead end where the road goes up a mountain. There is a lovely restaurant there with good and interesting food (not just the usual tapas food) at reasonable prices.
Great for a day trip.
Written September 20, 2017
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Geoff S
Wexford, Ireland37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
We visited by car and agree that the road from Aguimes, although signposted, can be easy to miss and at first it seems to be the wrong road. It is the road to the east of the church. The Barranco itself is beautiful and I would recommend going in the morning/midday so the light is best. The museum on the way up is worth a visit. It only costs 3e and it gives some basic info to help you appreciate what you will see later. then the main cave houses are on the left - the parking is on the right. It is popular with coach trips so can get busy. The bar underneath the homes offers some basic fare and coffee (very reasonable at 1e). Then go to the end of the road where there are several proper restaurants and more cave houses. Walk through the car park of the main restaurant and you can circumnavigate the promontory anticlockwise, with great views. As has been said before, February is the perfect time to go because the almonds are in bloom and look beautiful. You could spend a leisurely day here or a good half day.
Written February 6, 2017
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Richard_Harpum
Doncaster, United Kingdom1,801 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
During a two-week holiday in Gran Canaria, my wife and I went to the Guayadeque ravine that is situated west of Agüimes. It is not so easy to find but once in Agüimes look for the GC-103 road. After about two miles you will reach the Museo de Guayadeque, which is definitely worth a visit, as it provides some very informative displays. There is a car park there and we used that as a base for a walk up the ravine.
We hiked as far as the Guayadeque hamlet where there are numerous cave houses, along with a cave restaurant.
The geology of the ravine is spectacular, with numerous caves created by volcanic “bubbles” that have subsequently been exposed by erosion and were used as homes, granaries and burial sites by the pre-Hispanic islanders.
The flora is also quite lush with some unique plants found nowhere else on earth.
Definitely worth a visit.
Written February 21, 2018
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Kristin J
Vienna, Austria9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Family
I will explain how to get there, since it is quite difficult to find information on that.
Drive to Aguimes. Just before you get there the road will take you up a steep slope and once you arrive you will soon seen brown signs with "Guayadeque". Follow these signs. You will eventually drive through Aguimes on the north-east side of the town and down into the valley. In a few minutes you will see a museum on your left. It is worth while stopping at this small but nice museum which explains the amazing settlement in the valley. Continue driving along the road approximately 6-7 km and you will again find a sign and a parking lot from where you can take a hike.
Written March 2, 2016
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Kibworth Beauchamp, UK376 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
If you have hired a car for your holiday it is worthwhile spending a day in the country. Be careful as you approach the area. When you reach the large stone containing the name Guayadeque you need to turn left. If you keep straight on, like we did, signs still direct you to Guayadeque but they take you via the narrow bendy road on the side of the hill. Avoid at all cost!!!
Written April 23, 2015
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TheBoyinGreen
Roscommon, Ireland59 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Friends
Four of us travelled from ANFI to see ravine and also to look at the village of Aguimes. We left anfi about 11.00 giving us the full afternoon to take all in. Not enough time, the valley is fabulous, a green oasis in a scorched island. The visitor centre at the entance is well worth a visit and the small charge as it shows how the valley and cave dwellings developed, spent nearly 1 1/2 hours there. Up to the caves and the beautiful small church complete with pulpit and confessional carved out of the stone. We then went into the cave restaurant beside the church where we ordered tapas and drinks as it was getting very hot. Service was a little slow but a selection of 6 tapa, not cordon bleu, and drinks were very good value. We then drove further up the ravine which has amazing flora and beautiful sights. Stopped to take some photographs but at 4.30 had to hit fot the airport. Missed out on Aguimes but will return on the next visit to see all. Could take a full day to see the ravine and village properly but well worth a visit.
Written July 1, 2013
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Anita T
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Solo
Visited this place in our hire car managed to find it no probs just using the hotel map.The roads are a bit hair raising but well worth it.You first come across the cave houses , a small church and a bar.The houses are so cute and quaint ,we came across a man (if you go you'll know who I mean as there's three chihuahuas sat outside ) and he let us wander round his cave and take photos .We had a drink in the bar 1 euro each for beer and coffee.After this we carried on to the Tagoror restaurant which is amazing theres a souvenir shop inside which sells local honey etc ,we didn't eat there just had a drink but you could get a three course meal with drink for ten euros.If you wander down the side of the restaurant there's some more cave houses and another souvenir shop.If you want to get out and about and explore we recommend you visit here ,the scenery and the views are magnificent .Enjoy.
Written June 21, 2013
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