This neighborhood shelters a dense palm grove and an ethnographic and landscape site used for agricultural purposes. Many houses still preserve the traditional stone and mud style.
It is remarkable the richness of its farmlands, mainly the ones located in the ravine. It has one of the most important palm groves from the north and it was an economic resource thanks to the production of honey from the palm trees (“miel de palma”). The honey from Macayo was a highly valued product in the past.
A famous product from this village is wine; nowadays one of the main wine cellars of the area is a producer that is member of the Designation of Origin “Vinos de la Gomera”.
There are two other neighborhoods that share the same traditional economy and architecture. Both grow subsistence crops. These are the neighborhoods of “Los Bellos” and “La Quilla”, rural and traditional settlements with some thirty isolated houses on the west of Macayo. Most of the houses were built with stone and mud and their roofs made with tiles from the village. The 67% of the housing dates from before 1940.
It is located in the highest area of “Barranco del Ingenio”, at the bottom of “Garajonay”. Long ago there were luxuriant forests of “Laurisilva Canaria” which were used in the sixteenth century for the sugar plantations. Nowadays, in this special environment, we can find a unique group of terraces and palm trees together with well […]