Laurel forest on the Island of La Palma, Canary Islands

Las Nieves Nature Reserve

La Palma

One of the finest examples of laurisilva forest in the Canary Islands

Las Nieves Nature Reserve is situated in La Palma, between the municipalities of Puntallana, San Andrés y Sauces, and Santa Cruz de la Palma.

This nature area is one of the best-conserved laurisilva forests in the Canary Islands, thanks to the large amount of waterfalls that are there are in the park. Here, you can find three natural spaces: the Monte de Los Sauces y Puntallana Nature Reserve, the Barrancos de Quintero Nature Reserve, the El Río, La Madera y Dorador Nature Reserve, and the Cuchillete de San Juan Nature Reserve. They are currently part of La Palma Biosphere Reserve and are situated right next to La Caldera de Taburiente National Park.

Las Nieves Nature Reserve

Carretera del norte LP-1 que une S/C de La Palma con Los Sauces

38700  Santa Cruz de la Palma, La Palma  (Canary Islands)

Type of area:Natural Park Area:5,094 hectares Tel.:+34 922 415 417 Website:Las Nieves Nature Reserve

La Palma (Canary Islands):

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  • Environmental information

    It stands out because it is one of the finest examples of laurisilva forest in the Canary Islands and it has a pine forest with protected species such as the Canary Island broom and cheirolophus falcisectus. It is one of the main breeding grounds for laurisilva pigeons, and in the pine forest, in the south, there are interesting species such as sparrowhawks and buzzards.