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Natural areas

PROTECTED AREAS GRAN CANARIA

Trekking in protected natural areas

The municipal district of San Bartolomé de Tirajana understand or shares, six of the following protected areas with neighboring districts, which include over 10.000ha of protected land;

do not forget what was said in regard to the fact that as many as 43% of the territory of Gran Canaria is part of the World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.

Protected natural areas and natural reserves in Gran Canaria - Los Marteles Special Natural Reserve

Protected areas and natural reserves in Gran Canaria – Los Marteles Special Natural Reserve

Special Natural Reserve of Los Marteles

The reserve has important geomorphological elements of nature, to be reported in this regard two important examples as the peak of the monolith Roque Blanco and the caldera of los Marteles.

Nature lovers and trekkers, apprezzerannno the suggestion of this area, which plays an active role in important natural processes such as maintenance of the ground water.

The area included within dellla reserve, includes a wide range of natural habitats, and among them is worthy to emphasize the presence of numerous stacks distributed over the entire area of ​​wild olive groves and willows at the ravine of Los Cernícalos.

Just at the foot of the barrancos (cliffs), is concentrated abundant endemic biodiversity, which is of important significance of a scientific nature.

Together with the presence of many plant species, such as the cliffs of Paso de la Plata there are more than fifty native species in the reserve is also hosted an endangered species of wild tomato plant discovered in 1970 (valued in terms of ornamental and phytochemical) and used in Giardineria;
maybe no one would know of his presence, if they had not experienced botanists carefully inserted in a special catalog, whose function is to proteggre plants in danger of extinction;
for all of them protected species within this important publication has also provided a special plan for their recovery.

In addition to the area that we have described, the special reserve of Los Marteles also includes a number of areas listed below:

  • area of ​​Las Fortalezas de Ansite (Gallegos), Cliffs of Sao 375m above sea level
  • area of ​​Lomo de la Cruz (East of Temisas)
  • area of ​​the precipice Hondo, in the Massif of Amurgas
  • areas of the precipice of Temisas, 650 meters high
  • area Tirajana Valley, 600m above sea level

The wild tomato is also grown in the Garden Canario Viera y Clavijo.

Canary islands Nature - Natural Park Pilancones in Gran Canaria

Canary islands Nature – Natural Park Pilancones in Gran Canaria

This park covers a total area of ​​5,800 hectares and is accessible to friends hiking enthusiasts, with free admission from San Bartolomé de Tirajana.

San Bartolomé, perhaps less famous Maspalomas, it is actually the capital of this southern region and is a very pleasant; quind you can make a stop & go, before heading out to explore this interesting park.

Pilancones was declared a Natural Area as well as being Parque Natural de Aves (underbrush), the environment that is predominantly pine forests in mountain routes and the gorges at low altitude.
The park is also existing material dating back millions of years, that characterizes this area as one of the oldest on the island of Gran Canaria.
Among the ancient remains are certainly worthy of mention those of the necropolis of Arteara, lomo de la Palma, the Canalizos Chira and lomo Pedro Afenso.
Confinanate with the Park de los Pilancones, there are also other interesting areas for trekking lovers, among them the Pinewood Inagua is certainly worthy of mention, follows the Rural Park of Nublo (north) and the protected area of ​​Fataga (to the east).

Gran Canaria Nature - Rural Park El Nublo

Rural Park El Nublo

The Rural Park of Nublo is bordered on the south by Park Los Pilancones and includes the symbol of Gran Canaria or the famous Roque Nublo (pictured above), which we have devoted special space in this article.

Natural Monument Riscos de Tirajana

Canary Island Nature - Natural Monument Riscos de Tirajana on the island of Gran Canaria

Canary Island Nature – Natural Monument Riscos de Tirajana on the island of Gran Canaria

Protected territory of Fataga

The Village of Fataga in the territory of Gran Canaria island

Fataga Village within the inland of Gran Canaria

Bordered to the west by the Park of Los Pilancones, within this territory there is the possibility of performing a large number of excursions related to the presence of various and diverse points of interest related to different themes, is present within the territory of such the necropolis of Arteara , to recall the story of the aborigines of the Canary Islands , to which we have devoted a special feature article, containing also the possibility to visit in the surrounding area; also invite you to visonare another interesting article that includes trips to San Bartolome , with interesting points to visit and within the territory of Fataga .

Site of special interest scientifico Juncalillo del Sur

Site of special interest scientifico Juncalillo del Sur, a natural territory in Gran Canaria

Canary Island Nature – Site of special interest scientifico Juncalillo del Sur

Special Nature Reserve of Dunas de Maspalomas

The famous Maspalomas Dunes are included netro a desert area that extends for 25Kmq , the big dunes are an area subject to great attention and protection of the environment by both the local authorities of San Bartolomé de Tirajana that the population of these jealous;

The Dunes of Maspalomas and its beach, another example about natural areas and beautiful beaches at canary Islands

The Dunes of Maspalomas and its beach, another example about nature and beautifulbeaches at canary Islands

The Dunes of Maspalomas are bounded to their extreme by the presence of the Maspalomas lighthouse, high 68mt.

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