The town of Adeje is a town located in the southwest of the island of Tenerife. It is located on a mountainside, just a few kilometers from the tourist coastal area of “Costa Adeje”.
The city is crossed by several small ravines called “barrancos” in Spanish. Accessible by South highway, this town manages its neighbor Arona, tourist centers of Costa Adeje, Playa de las Américas and Playa de Los Christianos.
The Church of St. Ursula (Iglesia de Santa Úrsula)
The church St. Ursula is one of the oldest churches in the island of Tenerife, and dates from the early sixteenth century; it houses the image of the patron saint of Adeje, Our Lady of the Incarnation (Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación), sixteenth century, baroque altarpiece and a. To also note the Mudéjar ceiling of the main chapel, the French tapestries of the seventeenth century purchased at the Manufacture Royale des Gobelins in Paris. The image of the Virgin of the German school of the seventeenth century.
The Strong House (Casa Fuerte)
La Casa Fuerte was built in 1556 by Pedro de Ponte to defend his properties. He was Marquis of Adeje and Count of La Gomera.
The village of Costa Adeje
After Playa de Las Américas begins Costa Adeje, with well known urbanisations as: Playa del Duque, Fañabé, Torviscas and San Eugenio, very well equipped. From the Marina Colón are organized fishing trips and promenades. One can also visit the Tropical Garden of Las Rocas.
The Barranco del Infierno (the "gorge of hell”) is a ravine to the point of which flows into the largest waterfall Valley Tenerife, which feeds water from the source of El Roque Abinque.
The short hike begins in the town of Adeje. The hiking trail, well appointed, starts at about 200 m from the ravine and goes to the side of the mountain on the southwest side. The path is not difficult, because it has a width of about 1 m; in the steep passages is secured by wooden stakes.
Spectacular waterfall, the dragon clinging to the cliffs or the hygrophilous vegetation are all of interest to this hike.
Crater King (Caldera del Rey)
The natural monument of the Caldera del Rey, close to tourist urbanisations of Las Américas, could not escape their destructive effects. However, it is a protected area formed by a maar (type of volcanic edifice produced by phreato-magmatic activity) even where there was a specific microclimate.
Other protected areas of Adeje are the cliffs (Alcantilados de Adeje), or the ravine Barranco de Erques and Alcantilados Costeros and part of the forest crown.