Tamadaba Nature Reserve
Agaete, Gran Canaria
Pine groves and rocks
An ensemble of beautiful heterogeneous landscapes, together with copses of pines in extraordinary condition are the park's most outstanding values.
Tamadaba is an enormous massif which unites the ecosystems of the precipitous cliffs of Adén Verde, and the crags and slopes of Guayedra. It is also possible to observe unusual rock formations due to the erosion known as 'God's Finger'. Among its vegetation, pine groves of great ecological value stand out, such as those of Tamadaba and Tirma, in excellent condition and which provide a nesting place for several endemic species of birds, such as the blue chaffinch of Gran Canaria and the greater spotted woodpecker. In fact, it is catalogued as a Special Bird Protection Area. In the lower areas there are rockrose groves, Canary Island spurge and 'tabaibas' (old areas not covered by recent lava and in which vegetation abounds). Copses of palm trees appear in the beds of the ravines. The exceptional Canary cedar can also be observed in the park, as well as some endemisms such as the Teide daisy (Argyranthemun tenerifae) and the 'lengua de pájaro' (polygonum rurivagum).
Gran Canaria (Canary Islands)
- Type of area Nature reserve
- Area 7538,6 hectares
Access and surroundings
The nearby towns of Argaete, Artenara and San Nicolás de tolentino, have a rich cultural and monumental heritage. In the latter there are several archaeological sites such as the tumulus necropolis of Maipés and excellent examples of traditional Canary architecture in the old quarters of said towns.
The park is a succession of ravines, cliffs and massifs of great beauty and spectacularity. As for the vegetation, the excellent pine groves of Tirma and Tamadaba stand out. Several endemic species exist among the fauna. .
Information for visits
Access to the park is unrestricted. To enter from the town of San Nicolás de Tolentino, take the road that goes to Artenara, in the interior of the island.