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“Enchanting Valley”

Barranco de Guayadeque
Ranked #18 of 424 things to do in Gran Canaria
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 2, 2013

It was tough to find the entrance of this valley and I almost gave up, but in the end I circumnavigated the tiny town streets to get to the entry and was well-rewarded. On the day I visited it was late in the day and the clouds were beginning to roll in. As I made it further up the valley the clouds got closer and closer until I was actually IN them. In late February the wildflowers are in bloom including Echium and Euphorbia. I didn't see any hiking trails, but anywhere you can pull off the road take advantage of any open spot to explore what this beautiful place has to offer.

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Reviewed March 1, 2013

The place is worth to visit. You need to have a car to reach the place and it is a bit tricky to find but with good map and instructions you will make it :)
There is a old lady who sometimes let you to visit her home, it´s nice to leave her some coins for that..

If you are hungry, you can drive till the end of the road and eat in a cave restaurant. If the day is cold, try hot Lumumba drink..but only one if you are the driver ;)

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Reviewed February 13, 2013

Well worth a visit for history, food, and a walk. The excellent museum explains the geology of the valley, and the history of the Guanches, the inhabitants of the Canary islands prior to the Spanish invasion. A fascinating history of how the people lived, the caves in the volcanic rock where they stored grain, and also used for mummified dead. Seems the Spaniards had quite a job defeating them over 5 years even with superior weapons. History of valley up to present day.
The restaurant at Ermita de Guayadeque in caves serves simple food at incredible value. We ordered a few items of salad and meat for two for about 17 euros, and ended up with enough food for 2-3 days - had to carry most of it away in polythene bags.
Finally we walked for about 3 hours up the valley and back from the end of the road. Unlike the barren rocky southern coastline, this valley is remarkably green with cacti and many other plants. The end of the road also has a couple of interesting cave restaurants.

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Reviewed January 8, 2013

I personally did like more the parts of the Barranco that were not tailored for the tourists. But although there are hordes of tourists, the place is well worth a visit.

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Reviewed December 15, 2012

Nice getaway not far from crowded beaches, Landscape is impressive. Cave houses and restaurant are worth visiting

Thank felipa v
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