HACIENDA CRISTÓFORO is a place of peace and retreat in the South of Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Forty-four years ago, here reigned the so called Malpais. The place was arid, hostile, rocky and without vegetation. However, the energy of the place and the wild captured the imagination of its founder, the architect Denis Devaris. As an artist and therapist it incited him to create a shelter for related people, where they could work with their ideas through workshops, seminars and activities. Now it is an ecological centre which has spaces for individual retreats or group activities, just 15 minutes walk from the coast.