1. Alex
    November 29, 2012 @ 11:05 am

    One of the island’s prettiest barrancos: It has the Jardin Canario botanical garden in and you can walk all the way up the valley floor from there to Santa Brigida, or take the left fork for the fantastic cliff-edge Pino Santo Dragon tree. As you walk up you see fenced off endemic rarities that have been planted recently as part of a drive to return it to its natural state. There are a couple of plants that are only found in this barranco. For the route, see this blog post:


    One incredible feature of the barranco are the huge rocks strewn about on its floor: They were dropped when the lava stopped flowing and just sit there now like giant bowling balls. Because the land is so fertile many houses in the barranco are actually on these rocks!


    • Matthew Hirtes
      March 8, 2013 @ 4:15 am

      Indeed it is, Alex. I’ve mentioned the Jardín Botánico Viera y Clavijo in another post. Thanks for the link. Fascinating read that. What I liked about my section of the walk was that one minute you’re in San Nicolás, sorry Pepa I mean Upper Triana, and the next you’ll walking past livestock farms and banana plantations.


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