Tao is an aborigine name meaning fortress. In spring, the mountain of Tamia is normally covered by tiny little flowers and its slopes reach down right into the town.
From here, on a clear day it is possible to enjoy some truly unique panoramic views of Nazaret, Las Laderas, Tahíche, Teguise and even Risco de Famara and La Graciosa, in the distance.
This is a town which is largely dedicated to agriculture and so it is also commonplace to see herds of goats and sheep grazing in the surrounding fields. The town also has a strong tradition of Canarian wrestling, a native sport.