The south of the island of Tenerife

The south of Tenerife has much of a sun-scorched desert - unlike the green north, the dominant color here is brown oranges. Powerful tourist complexes have become a permanent element of the landscape, in which life pulsates continuously through 365 days of the year.


The name Adeje is usually associated with Costa Adeje – a modern seaside resort.

In fact, it's a small bedroom town a few kilometers from the sea, the capital of the commune of the same name. Although the history of Adeje dates back to the 16th century., there are not many monuments here. The 16th-century church of Santa Ursula and the former Convento de Nuestra Seńora de Gadalupe from the 17th century rises next to the España Beach.. You can also see the falling into ruin fortress Casa Fuerte. Tourists come to Adeje, or rather, they pass through Adeje, on the way to the beautiful Barranco de Infiemo, on the edge of which the town rested.

Adeje can be easily reached by buses from Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas (#416, 417 i 473; ok. 50 min). There are plenty of cafes and restaurants here, where you can eat cheaper and better than in nearby resorts. Famous for the whole area is Otelo at the entrance to Barranco de Infierno. The place is so popular with local families, that on weekends, at lunchtime, finding a place is almost a miracle - no wonder, the rabbit they served (Rabbit salmorejo) is unmatched on the whole island.

Hell's Gorge

There is a beautiful gorge near the Las Americas tourist center. The three-kilometer route initially runs along the ravine wall, and then its bottom, all the way to the grotto, in which he springs up a three-tier waterfall. The strictly protected area has been made available to visitors, however, on special terms, it can enter daily 200 people, and no more than an hour 20, therefore when planning a trip to Barranco del Infiemo, you have to keep this in mind. The route is not difficult – for the entire trip (6 km) you have to book approx. 3 at.

Vilaflor de Chasna

A small white town is the highest town in Tenerife. Most tourists pass this way on their way to Teide National Park, not necessarily stopping, however, it's worth your while, to see Iglesia de los Bethelemitas. The order was founded by St.. Peter of St.. Joseph de Betancur – missionary and hermit, who for years lived in a hermitage near Medano. 2 km north of the town grows Pino Gordo – mighty pine (60 m), also called "two-person" (two person pine).

You can reach Villaflor by bus #482 z Los Cristianos, however, it only runs three times a day. In the town, you can stay overnight in one of the two guesthouses: Hostal Sombrerito i Alta Montana. The country-style Hotel El Nogal is a good place to stay. All of you, who are looking for real island food, they should go to Villaflor and eat at La Fuente restaurants, Rincon de Roberto lub Grill El Chamo.