This recreational area is located at an altitude of 1000 m on the southern slopes of the ridge known as Dorsal de La Esperanza, close to the Protected Natural Area.
Forest management teams replanted Canary Island pine trees here in the mid-20th century. Although only pine trees grow between the tables and barbecues, in the surrounding area these trees are interspersed with faya (Morella faya), acebiño (Ilex canariensis), and tree heath (Erica arborea), which are more typical of this humid environment.
Meanwhile, in sunny patches you will also see bushes that bear colourful flowers, such as jaras (Cistus symphytifolius), poleo (Bystropogon origanifolius) and corazoncillos (Lotus campylocladus).
Due to its proximity to populated areas, this recreational area tends to get very busy on public holidays and weekends. For this reason, you will only really be able to appreciate the wildlife here when it grows silent in the afternoon, when dozens of chaffinches and the odd woodpecker flit among the trees and tables.
- 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.