Parque Rural de Anaga
In the year 2015 this beautiful forest was declared a biosphere reserve by the UNESCO. This protected natural area offers the biggest variety of insects in Europe. Why don’t you visit this place and experience with your own eyes this magical and mysterious aspects? Start your day in an ancient forest that includes both horizontal rain and secluded beaches where you can swim and dry in the midday sun.
When we say magic, we mean it
During our trip we will encounter old traditions and customs of the past. It is impossible to make this trip without enjoying the local cuisine. Potatoes (or patatas as we call them here), sweet potatoes, fruits, goat meat, cheese, wine – all these products you can try in a local “Guachinche” that makes this trip an authentic one.
This area has an estimated age of seven to nine million years. Its unique climate yields special kind of laurel trees that belong to most important kind in the world. Of course it is our duty to protect this reserve in a way that will allow it to exist another million years and provide for the next generations of local population, be it man or animal.
The people that do live in harmony with its nature value their traditions and customs. Examples are the “Salto del Pastor” (the shepherd’s jump), the traditional winemaking, the goatherds, the potato gardens and the legends of the Guanche Menceyato, the still used cave buildings and the Canarian architecture of the 16th and 17th century.