Canary Islands: Places to Explore

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Agaete

The quiet, leafy town of Agaete is famous for the annual fiesta of the rama (branch), on August 4, in which pine branches from the island's upper slopes are carried to the town by dancing crowds. The ritual is a variation on a pre-Christian rain dance that was used by the Guanches in times of drought. Just beyond Agaete is Puerto de las Nieves (Port of the Snows), where painted boats bob in the tiny harbor and larger ferries depart for Tenerife. The short Avenida de las Poetas leads to an old windmill on the point. Look for the rocky point called the Dedo de Dios (Finger of God), off the tall cliffs.

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