Anaga Rural Park
The Parque Rural de Anaga is a place that houses an extraordinary natural biodiversity. It is located on one of the three vertices in which sits the island of Tenerife. It is a protected natural space located in the Anaga massif. It is an area of great landscape, natural and cultural significance. In 1987 Park was classified as a nature reserve by law 12/1987, of 19 June Declaration of natural spaces of the Canaries, and reclassified to its current category (Rural Park) by law 12/1994, of 19 December, natural spaces of Canary Islands. The geomorphologic elements are an excellent and varied expression in Anaga, some highly representative of island geology and exceptional singularity and scientific interest. There are paleontological sites of scientific interest, human settlements comprising a rural, harmonious and beautiful landscape. In addition to a great cultural value deriving from the use of the area by the natives, as historical region of room and grazing.
We find a visitor center in Cruz de el Carmen with varied information about the Park as well as routes on the trails that run through the same. Since it is from sea level up to the summits (boasts 140 km² and a rugged with elevations of 1,000 m, as well as slopes between 300 and 500 m per km²), the flora of the Park varies according to the elevation of above sea level. In the highest areas the vegetation is characterized by the laurel forest of peaks, in the Midlands, the Juniper, the Dragon trees, Palm trees, and in the lower areas the cardonales-tabaibales, spurges and cactus.
Wonderful scenery, spectacular cliffs and lush Laurel forests. Enjoy the Park means to devote time to explore some of its paths. In addition, and among others, of great scenic beauty and volcanic black sand beach, Benijo Beach stands out.
In addition this space has been declared special protection area for birds, since for species like the pigeons of laurisilva forest is a habitat of vital importance to their biology.