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The Canary Islands are located at 150 Km off de coast...

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Breña Baja is a tourist town that has a wide range of accommodation...

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The municipality has a wide variety of restaurants ...

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The municipality of Breña Baja is one of the smallest on the island. It has the shape of an irregular triangle, with a one kilometre stretch of summits and approximately four kilometres of coast.
Inland, picturesque landscapes dotted with traditional houses alternate with the purely natural scenery found in the area.
Above 800 metres, humid evergreen woodlands (monteverde), and pine forest dominate the landscape. Along the summit section, the maximum elevations are found at the peaks of Birigoyo and La Barquita, sub-recent volcanic cones over 1,800 metres in height, located on Cumbre Vieja..

Descending via Montaña de la Venta and Montaña del Tomillar, covered in pine forest, the slopes become gentler and more uniform, until the first cultivated areas are reached. The fields are interspersed with patches of myrtle and heather, the rugged terrain contrasting with the greenness of the crops.
Forming part of the Cumbre Vieja Nature Park is the camping area of Hoya del Rehielo, located halfway between Refugio del Pilar and Pared Vieja, in a zone characterised by the evergreen woods (monteverde) carpeting the slopes of Cumbre Nueva, and the pine forests of Birigoyo. It is crossed by the path linking Refugio del Pilar with the Mazo municipality, and is flanked on one side by the asphalted road which crosses the island and leads to the Aridane Valley in the west. Access is clearly indicated by a sign bearing the name “Hoya del Rehielo”.
 
 

Cumbre Vieja Nature Park

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Municipal areas partly included: Fuencaliente, Mazo, El Paso, Breña Alta and Breña Baja


Surface area: 7,499.7 hectares.

General characteristics: The dorsal ridge of Cumbre Vieja constitutes a volcanic structure of considerable geomorphological interest, representative of the island’s geology, with a number of particularly outstanding elements, such as the roques (volcanic plugs) of Jedey and Niquiomo, and with examples of most of the historical volcanic episodes which have occurred on the island. These features are framed by a landscape of considerable beauty and natural value, with numerous pine-forested areas offering the best guarantee to minimise soil erosion, and to recharge the island’s subterranean water reserves. Both the flora and the fauna include a number of protected or threatened species, some of which have their healthiest populations here.

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Designation: This area was declared by Law 12/1987 of June 19th, concerning the Declaration of Natural Areas on the Canaries, as two separate zones: the Cumbre Vieja and Teneguía Nature Park, and the San Juan Lava Flow Natural Site of National Interest. Both were joined and re-classified with their current status by Law 12/1994 of December 19th concerning Natural Areas on the Canaries, with the sole exception of the Teneguía volcanoes, which remained as a separate entity.

Other protection: the park is, by definition, an area of ecological sensitivity throughout its extension, by virtue of the indications of Law 11/1990 of July 13th concerning the Prevention of Ecological Impact. Additionally, it includes the Woodlands of Public Utility (Montes de Utilidad Pública) nº 25 “Pinar de los Faros”, nº 38 “Las Calderas, Malpaíses y Manteca” and a sector of nº 27 “Ferrer, Ladera and Monclás”. Moreover, its northern sector is part of the peripheral zone of the Caldera de Taburiente National Park.

 

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