Map and Travel Information of Tenerife, Canary Islands
When visiting Granadilla de Abona, the one shall visit all of the natural resorts and enjoy the beauty of that part of the island.
The first place worth the attention is Parador de la Cañadas del Teide, a mountain lodge hidden in Tenerife island. The mountains are so high that the sky seems to be close, so that is easy to see all of the stars during the stargazing session offered there.
Another spot is Guajara Mountain located on the north of the city; the mountain is approximately 2.718 meters high. Its formation took place millions of years ago. There is hiking sessions available in this area and accompanies with professional instructors.
El Médano and Los Abrigos may become a perfect spot for those loving all kinds of water sports as windsurf, kitesurf, and triathlon. Moreover, there are several festivals held by El Médan annually. The Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes de Roja Festivity and the Picacho Festivity are one of the most well-known ones.
The Granadilla de Abona History Museum has a great collection of tools, clothes, models, and pictures remaining from the old days. The museum was officially opened in 2002 and has 11 separate rooms that are dedicated to different fields of the city heritage. For instance, one of those rooms has an installation of the aboriginal funeral world, visitors there may find several types of burials and get to know the culture a bit more.
Two churches the San Antonio de Padua Church and the San Luis Franciscan Convent are surrounded by beautiful streets where the one may find great examples of local architecture. Both churches were constructed back in the 17th century and are the heritage of the city and the whole island.
The city has several beaches along its coastline. One of those is the El Médano Beach, together with the La Tejita Beach and la Pelada Beach. Here tourists may relax and enjoy the warmth of the ocean and the beauty of the surrounding.
Granadilla de Abona became the municipality only in the 19th century and the linking highway in the 1930s. Before that, traveling to other parts of the island was possibly be a boat that was departing from El Médano and Los Abrigos.
The population of the city had reached 43.608 people in 2013, and it continues to grow as there is a constant inflow of immigrants from Western Sahara, Colombia, Cuba, and other Latin American countries.
El Médano, also known as ‘The Sand Dune', is located in the municipality and is famous for the windsurfing competitions held there every year. La Montaña Roja volcanic cone or ‘The Red Mountain' constitutes 25% of the city together with other ‘espacios naturales.'
A wind farm located within the municipality acts as one of the primary sources of energy in that area.
Even though the municipality has its capital in Granadilla de Abona, there is another town there as Charco del Pino, San Isidro, El Salto, Castro, El Cabezo, Los Abrigos, Montaña de Yaco, and Los Llanos. However, out of those municipalities, Granadilla de Abona is the one with the highest number of Assets of Cultural Interest.
The Puerto Industrial de Granadilla is the largest industrial port of the Canary Islands and was built with the intention of providing necessary facilities to different types of traffic and face the increased traffic efficiently. The port was officially opened on March 2, 2018, by the president of the Government of Spain.