The Tenerife Island Council is proud to be able to provide and protect these facilities so that everyone can enjoy this experience in harmony with nature.
Can you help us to preserve the beauty of our recreational areas?
The 7 steps for a picnic to remember
The best experience is the one that stays in your memory, not out in the field.
Respect the environment
- Enjoy the Protected Natural Areas and their features (stones, earth, plants, insects, etc.) without altering them.
- Never uproot, cut, collect or damage wild plants or parts of them.
- Do not feed wild animals. You could upset their natural balance and cause them to become ill due to a change of diet.
- Preserve the peace of the forest and its animals by refraining from using generators, sound equipment, musical instruments or making loud noises in general.
- Always check and respect the regulations of the plan or rules of the Protected Natural Area in which you find yourself.
Leave no trace
- Keep the recreational area clean and in perfect condition.
- Separate your waste and dispose of it in the containers provided.
- Make sure you take all your belongings with you at the end of the day.
Be careful with fire
- Light fires only in designated barbecues, provided this is allowed under current conditions.
- Use only charcoal and wood as fuel for these fires.
- Never toss matches or cigarette butts into the environment. You could cause an irreversible natural disaster.
- Remember that fresh water is a precious resource on our island: consume only as much as you need.
- Avoid pouring waste into the water points, as this could harm the environment and wildlife.
- If you need to wash up, use the washbasins in the toilets instead of the water points.
Share the facility with others
- Always leave motor vehicles, horses and bicycles outside the recreational area so as not to disturb other users or damage the site.
- Park your vehicle in the designated parking areas, making sure that you never block tracks or other escape routes.
- Keep dogs on a leash and under control at all times, and muzzle large dogs.
- Adapt to the capacity of the area, and do not set up tables or other types of furniture or infrastructure beyond what is already there.
Follow the rules
- Follow the instructions, suggestions and observations of the staff managing the area and of other agents of the authority.
- Treat the services and facilities of the recreational area as if they were your own, help to conserve them and try to avoid damage or misuse.
- Use each service in the recreational area for the purpose for which it is intended. In particular, remember that the children’s areas are for children only and that for ball games you must use the areas set aside for them.
- Observe the opening hours of the recreational areas: every day from sunrise to sunset.
- Remember that, as a user of the area, you will be held liable for any damage caused to the facilities while you are there.
Checklist of essentials before setting off
- Check the weather forecast make sure it is suitable for a day out in the countryside.
- When you pack your bag, make sure you have a mobile phone with a charged battery, sunscreen, a hat, a warm layer of clothing and appropriate footwear.
- Take a small first aid kit with you, with all you need to clean wounds, treat bruises or sprains and relieve various symptoms, including your daily medication if you need it.
- Avoid drinking or taking drugs before or during your visit to the countryside. As you are not in your regular surroundings, it is important that all your senses are alert in case of an emergency.
- Inform your family or friends of the activity you are going to do so that they know where to find you if anything unexpected happens.
Do you need urgent help?
Contact the emergency services.