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El Lagar Recreational Area

Recreational area, Altos de Icod de los Vinos, Icod de los Vinos

El Lagar Recreational Area


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Use of the recreational areas is permitted during daylight hours only (between sunrise and sunset).


El Lagar is surrounded by shallow ravines that bear testimony to the young age of a terrain that has been subject to erosion for only a few hundred thousand years. 

At an altitude of just over 1000 m, the frequent rainfall in this area, combined with the action of the trade winds, is the main force that shapes this humid area and keeps temperatures mild in both winter and summer.

These environmental conditions are ideal for the mixed Canary Island pine forest, where pine trees grow alongside typical monteverde species such as faya (Morella faya), tree heath (Erica arborea) and acebiño (Ilex canariensis). 

The dense forest and its understorey make for a very shaded environment. 

Here you can see many traces of the intensive exploitation of this area in the past, such as large pine trees that still bear the scars of former use on their trunks. 


  • 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.

Recommendations and tips


  • Compulsory authorisation via this link for groups organised by associations, schools or businesses. This is to protect the natural environment and ensure that the maximum capacity of the recreational area is not exceeded.
  • Free access for all other visitors, no reservation required.
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  • Adapted toilets.
  • Barbecue facilities.
  • Water NOT fit for human consumption.
  • Tables and benches.
  • Waste containers.
  • Children’s area.
  • Activity area.
  • Adjoining campsite.
  • Parking area with no reserved parking spaces for people with reduced mobility.
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Access El Lagar Recreational Area

TF-344 La Guancha - Icod el Alto road, turn off at km 8.8 at the point known as Choza “Casa de la Pradera” to take the track named Pista El Lagar, which leads to the recreational area. 

No public transport service in the area. 

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