It is located in the highest area of “Barranco del Ingenio”, at the bottom of “Garajonay”. Long ago there were luxuriant forests of “Laurisilva Canaria” which were used in the sixteenth century for the sugar plantations.

Nowadays, in this special environment, we can find a unique group of terraces and palm trees together with well preserved houses.

The fruits and vegetables production such as vines, potatoes and yam are found in this neighborhood, all of them distributed in several and beautiful terraces as well as houses for rural tourism. The centenary chapel of Virgin del Carmen is located here. The celebrations in her honor take place the 23rd of July. Every five years, the 16th of July, the Virgin is taken to the centre of the municipality, for the “Fiestas Lustrales of Vallehermoso”, the most important celebrations in the village.

The main trails started from Los Loros. These paths communicated the “Barranco del Ingenio” with the highest areas in the island. From this zone you can go through ways that take us to some of the most symbolic areas in the National Park of Garajonay.

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Erque and Erquito

These are two little villages located inside the Protected Landscape of Orone, at the top of the Barranco de Erque, on the southside of the Municipality of Vallehermoso. We can get there by a little paved road between Igualero and Chipude. These are two very scattered settlements along one of the most amazing and deepest […]

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