Barranco del Infierno in Tenerife

Barranco del Infierno is a great gorge located in the Adeje region of Tenerife. The area is also called as “Hells Gorge”.

There are wonderful landscapes with a waterfall and is the only place that has a natural running water. Barranco del Infierno is also very popular for hiking lovers. An excursion to Barranco del Infierno is one of the best things to do in Tenerife for nature lovers.

Barranco del Infierno is situated in the locality of Adeje and is one of the most impressive ravines in Tenerife.

The narrow course of the ravine 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 that runs through the ravine from the village of Adeje up to the waterfall from where it is impossible to go further. It takes about 3 hours to get there and back and nature lovers are well advised to take this route.

The path starts to the right of a restaurant which is found shortly after the Casa Fuerte de Adeje, a 16th century manor house standing about 300 metres from the village. From there visitors may go on by foot along a paved path that 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” visitors may finally reach 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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