Guimar Holidays

Travel Agent's View

Travel Agents View One of the main tourist attractions here is the mysterious Guimar Pyramids...

The village of Guimar is a quiet village which offers visitors an ideal base to enjoy a relaxing holiday away from every day stresses. The town is ideally located away from the hustle and bustle of the more popular tourist resorts, yet is still within easy access. The capital, Santa Cruz is approx 28 km.

There is a selection of restaurants which mainly offer typical Canarian cuisine, local bars and shops for visitors to explore. The nearest beach is located approx 5 km.

One of the main tourist attractions here is the mysterious Guimar Pyramids in the Ecological park along with its museum and souvenir shop.

Guimar is located approx 31 km from Tenerife North airport and 42 km from Tenerife South airport.


Insider's View

 by Andrea Montgomery

Tenerife Insider ...the site of Tenerife's most controversial and mysterious theme park - the Piramídes de Güímar.

I'm a believer and I love to wander around the pyramids and the reed ships, watch the movie about Heyedahl's amazing adventures and consider what an ancient art sun worshipping on Tenerife really is!

Anyone who likes a mystery will love Güímar as it's the site of Tenerife's most controversial and mysterious theme park - the Piramídes de Güímar. The late Thor Heyedahl, he of Kon Tiki fame, uncovered what he believed to be ancient stepped pyramids in the Güímar valley, constructed by the sun worshipping original Guanche inhabitants of the island. But not everyone supports Heyerdahl's claims. I have to say, I'm a believer and I love to wander around the pyramids and the reed ships, watch the movie about Heyedahl's amazing adventures and consider what an ancient art sun worshipping on Tenerife really is.

Güímar's old quarter is great to explore on foot. My favourites are the courtyard of the CIT building, where incidentally you can pick up a street map, and the 16th century La Casona Hotel where I'm pretty much guaranteed to smack my head against at least one low beam. There's a great little restaurant called La Zapatería which used to be a shoe shop and is now Güímar's equivalent of a chippy - a tapas take-away. You've only got to see the queues around meal times to know how good the food is. On the other side of the motorway is Güímar's coastal face where the default weather setting is hot, dry and breezy. The resultant landscape is known as malpaís, or badlands, and is one of my favourite coastal walks. It's a great place to spot lizards and plovers and to almost trip over the occasional naked sunbather which can come as quite a shock to both of us.

And the must-sees? Puertito de Güímar is a great little place to go swimming off the long boardwalk with its metallic surf board art. It's also got excellent seafood restaurants. My favourite is the cave café of Chibusque whose terrace is the perfect venue for a lingering lunch while watching the plovers work the shoreline.
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