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            Route through Güímar Valley

            An open valley south

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            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.
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            CHINGUARO HISTORICAL SITE
            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.
            TOWN CENTRE OF ARAFO
            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.
            MIRADOR DE CHIVISAYA (VIEWPOINT)
            Located in the Siete Lomas (Seven Hills) Protected Landscape, the views over the Valley of Güímar will not leave anyone indifferent. From this beautiful spot you can admire to views over the towns of Candelaria, Arafo y Güímar.
            CENTRO ALFARERO CASA LAS MIQUELAS (POTTERY CENTRE)
            The Pottery Centre of Las Miquelas presents an excellent exposition on this ancient trade and offers the visitor the opportunity to discover firsthand the entire work process as well as to purchase items made there.
            MALPAÍS DE GÜÍMAR (BADLANS OF GÜÍMAR)
            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.

            Where to sleep


            RURAL HOTEL FINCA SALAMANCA

            Dirección:Carretera Güímar-Puertito, km 1.5. Güímar

            Tel:922 514 530 / 922 514 531

            Member of the Club Tenerife Rural.


            RURAL HOME LA HOYITA

            Dirección:Barrio La Hoya, Callejón 3. Güimar

            Tel:922 511 357

            Recommended establishment by Tenerife Tourism Corporation.


            RURAL HOME CURA VIEJO

            Dirección:Calle Andrés Orozco Batista, 18. Arafo

            Tel:922 511 835

            Recommended establishment by Tenerife Tourism Corporation.