Cave houses in an impressive Gran Canaria valley
Guayadeque is a haven for nature and traditional life in Gran Canaria. This fifteen kilometre valley in southeast Gran Canaria astounds visitors thanks to its wild landscapes, steeps slopes, winding path and shroud of unique plants. The sensation of being in a dreamland is reinforced by the valley’s famous cave homes, made from natural caverns in the lava rock. Many are now available as rural accommodation or home to restaurants.
Daytrip close to Maspalomas
This spectacular valley is a perfect day trip from resorts like Maspalomas as it is just 30 minutes drive away. First you come to a visitor centre that explains the customs of the original aboriginal inhabitants. The road then climbs up towards a chapel and several restaurants carved into the rock. Further up where the road ends there’s a seven kilometre track up to the Los Marteles volcanic caldera.