Surrounding Area

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Special things to do and see here:

The Village of Candelaria is where the Sanctuary of the Patron Virgen Candelaria is situated. There is an enormous Cathedral overlooking the sometimes fierce Atlantic Ocean, and every August the whole of the island honours her by coming to worship at her church. A lot of people still make promises and to fulfil them, come walking from their own Village. So throughout the centuries various routes over the mountains have become more popular.  One such route leaves from the north Aguamansa crossing at La Crucita and down through Arafo to the sea. People tend to walk at night as its cooler and the whole of Arafo is filled with pilgrims and festivity. There are quite a few walks from Arafo like the Ravine of Anavingo, The water canals of Guimar…