Cuevas Bermejas is not just any village in Gran Canaria. The village is located in a valley called Guayadeque and this valley is – as well as Cuevas Bermejas – famous for its cave dwellings, where people still live today. In addition to the apartments you will find, for example, a bar and a small chapel, which were wrested from the reddish rocks. That’s worth a visit. Last but not least, Cuevas Bermejas can also be the starting point of a hike that is not that easy but very beautiful.
Cave dwellings have a tradition in Gran Canaria
These days, not just a few of the cave dwellings in Cuevas Bermejas have an extension that has not been cut out of the rock and is equipped with windows. But part of life still takes place in the caves. Cave dwellings have tradition in this part of the island. Already the Guanches, the old canarians decided many years ago for this kind of living. Compared to then, the apartments have become much more comfortable, providing running water and electricity. Its special charm, however, was not lost.
Simple, but worth seeing is the cave church in the village, where the altar was carved out of the rock. A cave restaurant with typical Canarian cuisine is also available. If you like, you can climb the reddish rocks on the spot via a path winding up in serpentines. This is physically a bit challenging. But you will be rewarded with a magnificent view.
Barranco de Guayadeque: wildly romantic.
Some call it valley. Other gorge. What they all mean is Guayadeque. If you want to know more about the life of the old canarians in this region, you can visit the visitor center. Maybe you just enjoy nature in the rocky landscape? It is particularly beautiful when the almond trees are blooming at the beginning of the year. But even beyond this flowering time, the wild area presents itself picturesquely beautiful.