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Lomo de La Jara Recreational Area

Recreational area, Agua García , Tacoronte

Lomo de la Jara Recreational Area
Lomo de la Jara Recreational Area
Lomo de la Jara Recreational Area


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


Lomo de La Jara is located at an altitude of over 900 m in humid forest characterised by a cool, shady atmosphere. 

It is a mixture of typical monteverde vegetation, such as faya (Morella faya), tree heath (Erica arborea) and acebiño (Ilex canariensis), and faster-growing Monterey pines and eucalyptus trees, introduced during the reforestation of the 1940s to restore the forest to the size it once occupied before the land was cleared. 

In the past, only the most hard-to-reach areas or patches of forest close to springs were spared from felling. A good example of this is the bed of the Barranco de Toledo, the ravine in which the Madre del Agua spring and gallery is located. You will notice that the monteverde woodland is at its most impressive around this spot, which is flanked by ancient viñatigo trees (Persea indica). 

At this spot you will also be able to spot the Bolle’s pigeon, endemic to the Canary Island monteverde ecosystem, and other smaller birds, such as robins, goldcrests and blue tits.


  • 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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  • Toilets.
  • Barbecue facilities.
  • Untreated water points.
  • Tables and benches.
  • Waste containers: organic and glass.
  • Children’s play area.
  • Parking area with no reserved parking spaces for people with reduced mobility.
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Access Lomo de La Jara Recreational Area

TF-226 La Esperanza to Aguagarcía road, km 4.7, enter via Calle Carril de Millete until it connects with Pista Fuente Fría. Alternative access taking the track that leaves from the casa forestal in Aguagarcía. 

No public transport service in the area. 

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Places of interest

These are some of the points of interest you can find along this route.


Barranco de Toledo

Small ravine in the laurel forest of Agua García featuring the famous caves from which trachyte...