Isle of Tenerife

Holiday in Güímar, Tenerife

Güímar Vacation: sightseeing, the coast and mystery

Güímar Map TenerifeGüímar is located in the municipality of the same name at the north-east-coast of Tenerife.

The town is home to the famous Pirámides de Güímar, a collection of small pyramids displayed in a small park.

Güímar is one of the oldest municipalities in Tenerife and has many traditional buildings.

In Güímar you find two churches that date back to the 17th Century - Iglesia del Convento de Santo Domingo and the Iglesia de San Pedro.

You can enjoying fresh fish and go shopping in the port of Güímar where you also find the litte village Puertito de Güímar. Furthermore there is a long, beautiful beach.


Worth seeing in Güímar

Parque Etnográfico Pirámides de Güímar
Here one can visit the pyramids and experience everything over the finds into and around her.

Iglesia del Convento de Santo Domingo, Iglesia de San Pedro
Both churches are in the town centre.

A lava field containing a 276-metre volcanic cone which has a diameter of 300 metres. A lava stream leads to down to the sea. A gas bubble explosion resulted in Cueva Honda, which is 100 metres long and up to five metres in height.

Puertito de Güímar
Güímar's quiet port offers fresh fish daily and the opportunity for a pleasant walk along the promenade.

Shopping & markets
You can go shopping in Güimar and also in the near city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Within the Holy Week some easter processions are held up in Güímar. Read on: Easter festivals in Tenerife


Pirámides de Güímar

The six-step pyramids of Güimar remain something of a mystery.
They were long ago thought to have been created by farmers stacking the rocks they unearthed during land clearance.

But in 1991, Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl (he of Kon-Tiki fame) claimed the 'pyramids' were much more important because they bore striking similarities to those built by the Mayans and Aztecs in the New World.

Heyerdahl also maintained that the rocks had not come from the surrounding fields but from the lava fields of Teide.

He also pointed out that a double sunset occurs on the summer solstice, which can be seen from the platform of the biggest pyramid. The sun first 'sets' behind a mountain peak but then appears again before finally disappearing behind the next mountain!

Guanches, the first known inhabitants of the Canary Islands, lived in caves under the pyramids.

Heyerdahl theorises that the Canaries were on an ancient shipping lane between the Mediterranean and the Americas, in use hundreds of years before Columbus set sail.

In 1970 Heyerdahl tested his theories by sailing from Morocco to Barbados in the Caribbean in a boat made from papyrus, thus demonstrating, he argued, that it was possible the ancient Egyptians had travelled to Central and South America.


Holiday destinations around Güimar

The closest vacation spots around Güimar you can get to are El Rosario, La Esperanza, Candelaria, Arafo, Fasnia, Poris de Abona and Santa Cruz de Tenerife.





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