This recreational area is set in a laurel forest, one of the most representative ecosystems of the Anaga Rural Park.
This type of subtropical forest, also known as laurisilva, is considered a true living fossil; 20 million years ago it covered a large part of the Mediterranean basin.
It harbours great biodiversity as a result of the humidity provided by the trade winds, which keeps the forest evergreen. The most common plant species include laurel (Laurus novocanariensis), til (Ocotea foetens) and viñatigo (Persea indica).
As for the fauna, this area is home to several of the Canary Islands’ endemic birds, such as the laurel pigeon and Bolle’s pigeon.
- 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.