El Lagar is located at an altitude of about 1000 m, and is surrounded by shallow ravines that bear testimony to the young age of the surrounding terrain.
The regular misty rains caused by the trade winds are the main force shaping this landscape, which has been subject to erosion for only a few hundred thousand years.
Thanks to their effect, this area has a cool climate, with mild temperatures in both summer and winter, while also favouring the growth of a “wet pine forest”, so called because the pine trees are interspersed with typical monteverde species such as faya (Morella faya), tree heath (Erica arborea) and acebiño (Ilex canariensis).
Together with other smaller plants, these species form a thick cover of vegetation that gives this forest a shady environment.
You will also be able to see the traces left by intensive exploitation in the past, such as the scars of former use still visible on the large pine trees.
Authorisation to use this camp entails the use of its facilities and the furniture and equipment contained therein. Therefore, during your stay your group undertakes to:
- Maintain and hand back the facilities, furniture and all the equipment in good condition.
- Follow the fire regulations in the camp.
- Respect the rules prohibiting smoking, damaging the plant and animal life, bringing pets and polluting the environment.
- Bring provisions that include everything you need for your stay at the camp.
- Use the diesel engine only as strictly necessary and for a maximum of 10 hours a day.
- Avoid storing, preparing or consuming food in the bedrooms.
- Always use sheets on the beds to protect the mattress covers.