Route through Güímar Valley
An open valley south
Güímar Valley, located in the east of the island, forms a geographical identity with a strong presence in the territory and is one of the most important regions in the island of Tenerife. Its development is mainly due to the existence of water in the ravines and its extraction from underground springs, which promoted an important agricultural activity dominated by grape vines and fruit trees.
FARMER’S MARKET IN CANDELARIA
Location: Square at the Punta Larga Shopping Centre
Business hours: Sat. from 9:00 to 14:00 hours and Wednesday from 14:00 to 20:00 hours
FINCA EL CARRETÓN
Location: Camino del Taro, 1. Arafo. (Ctra. TF-281, km 1)
Tel:922 512 276 / 922 513 979 / 620 334 300
Member of the Rural Tenerife Foundation Quality Network. Business hours: Monday to Friday: from 9:30 to 14:00 hours Saturday & Sunday: from 10:00 to 15:00 hours Entrance fee: € 3 Please telephone beforehand
FARMER’S MARKET DE GÜIMAR
Location: Plaza del Ayuntamiento
Business hours: Sunday from 8:00 to 13:00 hours
FARMER’S MARKET DE ARAFO
Location: Plaza de San Juan Degollado
Tel:922 511 711 / 922 514 281
Business hours: Thursday from 8:00 to 13:00 hours
“LO DE RAMOS” RECREATION PARK AND RUINS
Location: Calle Virgen de Candelaria, s/n.
To get to the next stop on the route you drive down about 900 m along Camino El Taro road to the junction with the TF-281. There, turn left onto this road and continue along it about 3 km after which you will reach the intersection with the main TF-28. Turn left and keep straight ahead for half a kilometre until you come to the next intersection, that with the TF-525. Turn right and drive 1.7 km to reach you destination, the little town of Arafo. The start of the built-up area ir marked by the signs and a petrol station on the left-hand side.
In the shadows of the imposing Cho Marcial Peak and the Volcano of Las Arenas, the town of Arafo can boast of an important historic centre founded at the end of the Conquest due to the existence of various water sources. Its growth was strongly affected by the eruption of the Volcano of Las Arenas (also known as Volcano of Arafo) in 1705.
The Malpaís de Güímar Special Nature Reserve is a protected natural area situated, as its name suggests, in the municipality of Güímar in the south of Tenerife. With its volcanic landscape and being so close to the sea, it provides an insight into a fascinating area with beautiful, unique geological formations.