Canary pine forest in a Biosphere Reserve
The Tamadaba Natural Park is one of Gran Canaria’s most pristine areas. Its 7,500 hectares stretch from the highlands down to the coast in the fast west of the island within the Unesco Biosphere Reserve. You can choose between forests of indigenous Canary pine trees, the steep, almost inaccessible, cliffs of the west coast and the rich biodiversity of its valleys.
What to do in the Tamadaba Natural Park
Thirty minutes drive from Artenara along the GC-216 brings you to the park highlands. Eat under the fragrant canopy of pines at the Llanos de La Mimbre picnic area before getting an overview of the forest from the La Bandera peak. Lower down the GC-200 connects La Aldea de San Nicolás town to the El Balcón viewpoint where you experience the sea cliff formation known as the ‘dragon’s tail’, and to palm-dotted Guayedra valley and its secluded beach