The countryside around Chanajiga is one of the best examples of monteverde in Tenerife, both in terms of size and biodiversity.
This is why it is considered one of the natural jewels of the island’s woodlands, particularly on the slopes of Tigaiga.
On the paths near the recreational area you can see dozens of different plant species, including shrubs, ferns and grasses, as you stroll under the natural canopy formed by the interlacing branches of the trees.
You will also find patches of jara (Cistus symphytifolius) in places exposed to the sun, recolonising land devoured by forest fires in the past, and a stand of Monterey pine, planted during reforestation efforts in the mid-20th century.
This rich vegetation cover is home to a wide variety of insects and birds that you will spot if you keep your eyes peeled and make as little noise as possible.
- Enjoy the local plant and animal life without disturbing it. Be curious but from a safe and respectful distance.
- Follow the rules and instructions on the signs to avoid disturbance to people and animals.
- Keep the environment clean and leave no litter behind. Rubbish and cigarette butts must be disposed of in the designated containers.
- Travel in small groups to keep noise pollution and the impact on the environment to a minimum.
- Use the water in the toilets and taps responsibly. Water is a scarce and precious commodity on our island.