This town is located south of Tenerife covering an area of 155 square kilometres. The territory, third in extension after Arona and Orotrava, curiously extends from the sea to an elevation whose highest point is Guajara mountain, with 2 178 meters of altitude and the second largest of the Canary Islands after the challenging Teide. Queen Sophie International Airport is nearby and it scarcely takes you 45 minutes to drive to Santa Cruz de Tenerife through Southern Highway TF-1.
Its roots date back to the late sixteenth century. It used to serve as refuge to the Canary Isles natives known as Guanches. There still exist valuable archaeological testimonies of those times such as Chiñama, La Jaquita and Tagoror del Rey necropolis caves, the latter found in the cliff of the same name.
It can be stated that this is a territory full of cultural wealth represented in the numerous public festivities and music festivals held by its inhabitants. Every June 13 th there is a holiday for San Antonio de Padua, who is the patron saint of Granadilla de Abona. The celebrations consist of a large pilgrimage culminating in a big night festival at the town’s main square. Likewise, on July 24, 25 and 26 there are holidays for Saint John and Saint Ann in Las Vegas town together with other celebrations.
Nearly all year round the sun accompanies visitors who enjoy nice temperatures especially at night when the weather gets cooler. Like other nearby locations, this town becomes a haven to some harmless species of the rich animal life in Tenerife, while there are a variety of plants as in the rest of the area.