The borough of Güimar in Tenerife has traditionally been divided into two similarly-sized areas: El Valle and Agache.
The wealth of the area is mainly due to the fact that it specialises in growing tomatoes for export, as well as exporting potatoes, bananas, sweet potatoes and cut flowers. Avocado and grape vines are now booming crops.
The Market is open every Sunday from 8 to 13h. It is an outdoor market located in the town hall square of Guimaras.
The diversity of farming activities here is because the borough has a range of climates and altitudes, from sea level; with extremely dry conditions and relatively high average temperatures throughout the year; to the heights of the Badajoz and El Agua Ravines; with high rainfall and average temperatures.
Güimar is an undiscovered area of beauty and contrasts. El Puertillo is the sea-side and tourist district. During the festival of San Pedro Apostol, excellent folklore shows are usually held in Güimar. Apart from two very interesting old churches, Güimar also has an unusual museum of typical local objects.
The now disused Parador (Don Martin look out point) on the TF28 is the best place to view the Güimar Valley. It is an open balcony overlooking the southern countryside.
There are many walks taking you through the historic countryside of Güimar, they are well marked out with lots of information to guide you along the way , the following will give you more information.