Vacation in Punta del Hidalgo

Sweeping views in the far north

Picturesque Punta del Hidalgo is close to Bajamar and has been a popular spot with German holidaymakers for many years.

The punta (point) offers sweeping views of the coastline and the Atlantic.

Punta del Hidalgo is close to the wild and romantic Anaga Mountains and is an ideal base from which to explore this dramatic and lush corner of the island.

The town has numerous restaurants offering traditional Canarian dishes and lots of small, inexpensive bars where you can relax with a beer or glass of wine.

The Océano Mayr Center is an holistic health centre which is popular with many returning visitors.

The Austrian physician Franz Xaver Mayr (1875-1965) developed a revitalising therapy, which has stood the test of time.

Mayr argued that it didn't matter how good our diet was if our bodies couldn't reap the benefits because our digestive system wasn't working efficiently.

The Mayr Cure, a digestion-cleansing plan, was devised around 1920. It is still hugely popular to this day in his native Austria, where several spas offer it as a treatment for a wide range of respiratory, cardio-vascular, skin and hormonal conditions.

The treatment has also been found to be effective in dealing with weight control issues, irritable bowel syndrome, headaches and even infertility.