The Barranco de Guayadeque is a spectacular canyon that stretches from the coast near Agüimes to the island’s center. As the valley deepens, the banana plantations are replaced by palm trees and cacti.
After 3km, on the left side, is the new Archaeological Museum. After 5km, the Cuevas Bermejas (Purple Caves) are the first sign that once a Guanche population was living here. These caves are still inhabited today. The church is build in a newly made cave.
The canyon walls rise to a height of 300m. After 8km the road ends at the Montaña de las Tierras. Here are several cave houses and a large cave restaurant. You can book coach tours to this restaurant in all tourist centers.