The Monteverde and laurel forest of El Hierro
The Mancáfete Integral Nature Reserve is in the west of the island of El Hierro, inside Frontera Rural Park and close to Sabinosa. The secrets and treasures hidden here make it a special place for nature lovers: from species in danger of extinction such as the local 'cabezón herreño' (a striking purple plant) to the damp juniper and Monteverde forests. The caves hidden among the laurel trees are home to bats and wild cats.
Paths, trails and a viewpoint to fully enjoy nature
Among the vegetation growing along this steep area in El Hierro you will find the Mencáfete Spring, which brought water to the residents of Sabinosa in times gone by. Two walks with quite a steep climb cross through the nature reserve and allow visitors the opportunity to really get up close to the nature in the area. Another way to enjoy it is from the Bascos viewpoint, which gives a great panoramic view of the Mencáfete Integral Nature Reserve.
Integral Nature Reserve