Cuenca de Tejeda Nature Reserve
Located in the centre-east of the Canary Islands of great biological and landscape interest.
The impressive erosion that shaped the basin of Tejeda makes it geomorphologically important, along with its flora and fauna. Of vegetation interest are pine groves in the ravine beds, willows, watercress, rushes, reeds, and cat's tails. You can also find cacti, euphoria balsamifera and towers of jewels. Interesting fauna includes Canary Island lizards and wall lizards, as well as birds typical to the region such as the egret, seagull, and Balearic shearwater.
Gran Canaria (Canary Islands)
- Type of area
- Nature reserve
- 7097 hectares
Access and surroundings
In Tejeda you can visit archaeological remains, such as burial caves, engravings, paintings, and houses.
Tejeda depression is immense and is known as the sunken crater, eroded by water and volcanoes.There are large forests repopulated with Canary Island pine.
Information for visits
Degollada de Becerra Nature Centre and Viewpoint will provide information about the area.