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On leaving La Laguna, take the TF 12 towards Taganana. It will take you to the Mirador de Cruz del Carmen from where you can admire the valley of La Laguna. The visitors' centre has an exhibition on the Parque Rural de Anaga from which there is a good viewpoint. A little further on, the road passes nearby to the Mirador del Pico del Inglés (1 024m). Make sure you stop and admire the grandiose panorama extending from the headland to the Pico del Teide in the south. The tour then sidesteps towards Taganana past the Bailadero Pass with great views on either side. On the way, admire the setting of this picturesque village built between two ravines. It is worth visiting the Iglesia parroquial de Nuestra Señora de Las Nieves for its Hispano-Flemish altarpiece. You can then either continue on towards Almáciga and admire the coast and the Anaga headland from the hermitage or double back and return to the fishing village of San Andrés on the east coast. Here the golden sandy beach of Las Teresitas will no doubt be appreciated. Back in Santa Cruz, the new harbour installations are worth a look.