Prior to the 1950s this coastal enclave was known as Tabaibarril and its origins stretch back to 1890, when some of the regions caves were occupied. The life of the district currently revolves around the sea and the fishing port and the abundance of marine-related activities bring much life to the area while revealing the close relationship between the local people and the sea. Close by there are numerous remains of former stone quarries from where stone was transported from the natural port of Tajao to other parts of the island, other islands in the archipelago and even as far afield as Cuba, Puerto Rico and The Philippines.
Hotels and restaurants are currently thriving in the area and offer fresh fish that has been caught just metres away. Tajao is accessed via the TF-1 motorway, exit PIRS at kilometre 46.