Guía de Isora is a municipality in the south-west of Tenerife. It spans an area of 143.43 km2 (55.38 miles) and comprises 17 small towns and villages.
Several of those villages are on the coast, including the fishing village of Playa San Juan, which has become a quiet tourist area. The rest of the municipality's 15 km of coast covers Alcalá, Varadero, Piedra Hincada, Aguadulce, Fonsalía and Cueva del Polvo.
In the hills further inland are Guía de Isora – at an altitude of 580 m (1,900 ft) –, Chío, Tejina, El Pozo, Acojeja, Aripe and Chirche.
Then up in the mountains you will find Chiguergue, Vera de Erques, El Jaral and Las Fuentes. The Natural Monument of Montaña de Tejina also belongs to the municipality of Guía de Isora. This mountain area reaches altitudes of 1,055 m (3,460 ft) and has sites of great archaeological significance. The springs in the Tágara ravine are another of the municipality's attractions.
The historic quarter of Guía de Isora was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest in 2009 thanks to its many beautiful buildings representing traditional Canarian architecture. Most of these buildings can be found on the streets of Calle de Abajo, Calle de Arriba, Calle Tagoro and La Vera. The layout of these streets, with their lovely little alleyways, is the typical arrangement of Spain's old towns, with varying widths and irregular shapes. There are also traditional elements such as the public wash basins that were part of the residents' everyday lives up until just a few decades ago, which now remain as part of the municipality's cultural heritage.