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Barranco del Infierno. Translated as Hell’s Gorge, it can be found in the southern town of Adeje. Heralded as the deepest ravine in the Canaries, this walk will take you about three hours there and back. It’s breath-taking in more than one sense! It’s by no means a difficult or hazardous walk for anyone in normal health as you as you are careful and watch where you are going (just don’t wear flip-flops!). The mouth of the ravine is as you would expect in the dry south of the island: sparse rock faces littered with giant cacti and hardy plants. But as you make your way further inland the walls of the ravine grow narrower and higher (almost vertical) around you, the temperature grows cooler (in some parts daylight hardly penetrates) and everything suddenly goes green! The unexpected appearance of mass vegetation here is due to the abundance of water in this small area, and indeed the walk culminates in a waterfall – it may not rival Niagara, but it is a rare sight in these dry volcanic islands!

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Coworking in the Sun has opened this year in Puerto de la Cruz. It is a business which is focused on offering affordable work locations for travelers and digital nomads. Here, coworkers will be able to meet like-minded people from all over the world, which presents opportunities for networking. It is also a suitable location to explore the rest of the island, which offers such a wide variety of landscapes to explore, also to practice your Spanish!

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Anaga Mountains

In the east beyond Santa Cruz the Anaga mountains fill the north east corner of Tenerife. The Anaga coastline is one of inaccessible cliffs and jutting rocks. Older than the island’s central mountain range, the mountains are an awe-inspiring collection of volcanic peaks providing fantastic views of the north coast. Hidden in the folds of the mountain range and often barely accessible by roads, you can still find villages where people live in adapted caves, where the ancestors of modern-day Canarios once lived. You can really get away from it all here! 

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Location & Climate: 9/10
Cool for Kids: 4/10
Daytime Fun: 4/10
Beaches & Watersports: 4/10
Nighttime Options: 6/10
In a Nutshell: Nice, quiet family resort
Islas.com overall rating: 5/10

Callao

Only 5/10? Well yes, but it’s better than it sounds. It is a few miles west of Las Americas and Los Cristianos and has one of the best and steadiest climates on the islands. It is in equal part residential and touristic. There is a small, basic beach, although there are plans afoot to upgrade it. There are quite a few bars and restaurants along the seafront and a couple of (over-priced) supermarkets.

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