Las Nieves Natural Park – Los Tilos Forest (Environmental Information Point)

Las Nieves Natural Park – Los Tilos Forest (Environmental Information Point)


Los Tilos holds one of the most important laurel forests in the Canary Island archipelago. It is an ecosystem inherited from the Tertiary epoch, and declared Core Zone of the La Palma World Biosphere Reserve. Situated in the municipality of San Andrés y Sauces, it preserves a natural heritage of exceptional value.

With regard to flora, of particular note are: tiles (Ocotea foetens), viñátigos (Persea indica), palos blancos (Picconia excelsa), laureles (Laurus novocanariensis), acebiños (Ilex canariensis), barbuzanos (Apollonias barbujana), madroños (Arbutus canariensis), peralillos (Maytenus canariensis), fayas (Myrica faya), brezos (Erica arborea) and extraordinary giant ferns. And among the fauna, Bolle’s Pigeon and the White-tailed Laurel Pigeon, as well as countless invertebrates, deserve special mention.

There is an Interpretation Centre with a permanent display explaining the natural values of the surroundings. The area is ideal for walking, and offers good hiking opportunities. The longest route reaches the springs of Marcos y Cordero, via the approved circular route certified PR LP 6. And the shorter versions would be up to the Mirador del Espigón Atravesado (also on PR LP 6) or to the Mirador de las Barandas (PR LP 7). During your visit, their staff will provide you with updated information over the Via these paths, of the environment, in addition to being able to visit a permanent exhibition about flora, fauna, the importance of water and the action of man. They also have an audiovisual room where they project a video-documentary about the environment. Opening hours to the public: every day from 09:00 a.m. to 05:30 p.m.

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