Typical Canarian old town with laurel trees
“Tenerife Guia de Isora”, a community where all visitors get their money’s worth. A contemplative old town with sights and beautiful seaside resorts with leisure activities. The place is at an average altitude of 580m above the west coast. The municipality of Guia de Isora includes a total of 17 villages and the old town is a listed building. In the center of the place is the renovated church “Iglesia de la Virgin de la Luz” with the beautiful church square with old laurel trees all around. A place to linger and to observe the original life of the Canarios. The municipal administration of “Tenerife Guia de Isora” and the police are housed in the old town houses on the church square and there is a very popular bar next to it. Everyone who is busy in the community first goes to the bar to get news. The center can hardly be reached by car. It goes through stale alleys in which you have to fear that you will not get any further in the end. The lower main street of “Tenerife Guia de Isora” is for through traffic and there are plenty of parking lots, restaurants, shops and bars. The seaside towns are Playa San Juan, Fonsalía and Alcalá.
Plaza & Church of Guía de Isora
“Tenerife Guia de Isora” beach of Playa San Juan
Playa San Juan has changed very positively in recent years from a small fishing village to a lively place with a good mix of local people and tourists. It is therefore very popular with tourists who do not want to be part of mass tourism. It is similar in Alacalá. The place is not yet very touristy and is characterized by its good fish restaurants. There is also the 5 star hotel “Gran Meliá Palcio Isora”. One of the 10 best hotels in Europe.
The now insignificant place Fonslía lies between the two places. A large port is planned there for ferries to the western islands, La Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro. Part of the port is planned as a marina. This will change the place a lot and is an upgrade of the entire area. The access road from the TF1 motorway has already been completed. Only a few kilometers further is the place “Playa de la Arena” with the black beach.
From the exit of Playa San Juan you come to Agua Dulce. Even the translation of the name into German “fresh water” indicates that drinking water was available here. The small town of the same name has been growing flowers for the European market for 40 years.
Beach of Playa de la Arena with black sand
The growing area in the south-west of Tenerife for bananas and tomatoes.
From Agua Dulce a road leads up into the mountains to Piedra de Hincada. This is a village with banana plantations all around and not far from the large golf course of the 5 star “Ritz Carlton Abama Hotel”. Between the coastline and the TF1 motorway is the agricultural area of “Tenerife Guia de Isora”, where bananas and tomatoes are grown, mostly under plastic tarpaulins.
Above “Tenerife Guia de Isora” there are some small towns such as Chirche, Aripe and El Jaral. Time has stood still here and these lovely villages have still preserved their originality. There are many old but restored houses for rural tourism.
In short, a church with potential.