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Barranco de Guayadeque
Ranked #17 of 450 things to do in Gran Canaria
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 1, 2013

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.

5  Thank TheBoyinGreen
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

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.

5  Thank Anita T
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

Wonderful nature, a little hidden gem. There is one dead end road near Ingenio passing between mountains, take it and you'll not regret. If you like silence, peace and nature this is the right place for you, with a beautiful view of the valley below at the end of the road and a little restaurant nearby.

6  Thank AlMur77
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

Tried to get down this ravine from the north as my GPS showed access road. Turned out to be a rough gravel track not suitable for cars so had to come up from Aguimes. Went as far as Restaurant Tagoror; the road just after this peters out. Pleasant views from here but hardly spectacular; the Valle de Agaete is better (but no bar or restaurant at the top!). Would make a good base for walking further up the Barranco which looked from a distance to have better scenery. Scruffy-looking heritage center further down the valley but hardly seemed worth going in for the admittance fee.

2  Thank travel_fan022
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

Magnificent scenery & interesting cave dwellings await you if you can find the approach road from Aguimes. It is a narrow road at the top of a sharp S bend at the eastern end of the town. The signpost is just beyond the turning! However, it is worth the journey. Beware the coach loads of tourists arriving and take over the walks. They also have mass bookings at the tapas bar in a cave-however their food was some of the nicest tapas we had on the island & prices were good too considering it is a tourist trap. The benefit of tagging onto a trail of coach tourists is that one of the cave houses is opened by the owner so you can have a look around her main living, dining, bedroom-very quaint and interesting. Do have a few coins as a tip, it is worth it. The road up the valley extends a long way beyond the obvious tourist stop and very well worth it. Plus, take your walking kit to get off the main road to make the best of this day out.

5  Thank FallenByTheWayside
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