Barranco del Infierno translates into Hell’s Gorge in English. The popular tourist destination is situated in the town of Adeje Tenerife.
In a similar way to visitors to Mt Teide, the amount of visitors to Barranco del Infierno is strictly limited, in this way it preserves the natural environment for future generations.
There is a popular hiking trail through the gorge which ends up at the highest waterfall in Tenerife.
The area is important both historically and naturally. Historically due to the large amount of caves that are found in the area and these were home to the Guanches that were the original inhabitants of the island. Inside some of the caves, original cave drawings have been found and documented along with the largest collection of Guanche mummies. Also a good amount of differents utensils have been found in the area which are now on display at the Museum of Nature and Man in Santa Cruz.