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Valle de Guerra is a village of San Cristóbal de La Laguna municipality that stands between Tejina and Tacoronte and is part of the so-called ‘Comarca Nordeste’, some 15 km from the town centre.

Its swelling hills and mild climate make it an ideal place for cultivation, so it is one of the major agricultural areas in Tenerife. Banana is the main crop but there are also many vineyards whose fruits are used to make some of the Denominación de Origen Tacoronte-Acentejo wines, which have received countless prestigious national and international awards.

Also, the landscape of this area is dotted with greenhouses that reach down to the coast where there are some noteworthy small coves with pebble beaches. The best-known is La Barranquera, designated Cultural Heritage Asset under the archaeological site category, which is mostly visited by the locals and is signposted.

It is worth visiting the Museo de Historia y Antropología La Casa de Carta, an example of an 18th century manorial house that includes a wealth of architectural elements.

One of the major traditional festivals is ‘La Librea de Valle de Guerra’, which is a Cultural Heritage Asset.

Other festivals include those dedicated to San Isidro Labrador and Santa María de la Cabeza, which take place in May. Its traditional romería is regarded as the third oldest in Tenerife.

Lucha canaria [Canarian wrestling], one of the most popular vernacular traditions in the Canary Islands, was practised by the former inhabitants of the islands before the conquest. Valle de Guerra has a long-standing Canarian wrestling tradition and has always had many youths who have grown to become major regional wrestlers.