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Adeje

Boat trips

It is one of the main attractions of our area, the possibility to navigate watching whales and dolphins closely. 

Thanks to the characteristics and cleanliness of our waters, we can find a colony of pilot whales, consisting of about 250 individuals,  that can be watched at any time of the year. 

In addition, boat rental, excursions, deep sea fishing ... The possibilities are endless in our waters.

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Barranco del Infierno

350 metres above the sea level, the trail starts at a natural balcony with magnificent views of the secenery. Against the backdrop of the village of Adeje, hikers will come across a wide variety of plant and animal species, some of which are endemic to the island of Tenerife. Some of them are unique species that have found their final refuge in the Barranco del Infierno.

Capacity: maximum 220 people a day. Please call one day before to book 922 782885. The phone is often very engaged. The best time to do it it’s after 14:00.

Opening Time: everyday from 8:30 to 17:30. The last entrance will be at 14:30. It is open all year according to the whether conditions. 

Price: 3€ per person. Children under 12, 1,50€. Sunday is free, but we suggest you to call in advance to book (maximum 220 people a day). Tel: 922782885.

Difficulty: medium-high. If you suffer from giddiness, you can have the symptoms somewhere in the track.

Duration: 3hours (go & return). 6’5 kilometres.

Shoes: Trekking Shoes. Sandals are not allowed.

How can you get there?

By Bus: from the tourist area, you have to take the bus nº 416 or 473 direction to the Village of Adeje. The journey is 15 minutes. When the bus arrives to the Village of Adeje, you have to get down after “Correos” (Post Office). From then, it is all easily indicated to the Barranco del Infierno. 
By Car: You have to take the Motorway TF1 Adeje-Guía de Isora. After 10 minutes driving, you have to take the exit to “Adeje”. 
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Roque del Conde

Location: The municipality of Adeje, although part of the route starts from the neighbouring municipality of Arona. 

Difficulty: High. Ascending and descending ravines. 

Danger: medium. 

Duration: 4 hours (6 kilometres) 

Access: Municipality of Arona.

Despite the effort, we are amply rewarded by the magnificent views seen from this plateau at 1,001 metres above sea level. (Adeje is only 300m).

Ifonche, Boca del Paso

Location: Ifonche (municipality of Adeje), Adeje.

Difficulty: Medium.

Danger: Low.

Duration: 5 hours (7 kilometres).

Access: from Ifonche.

Amazing views of the base of Barranco del Infierno (Devil's ravine), the first stretch is through a lush pine forest, until we arrive at El Aserradero (The Sawmill), which in the past was a source of pine wood, hence its name.
We also find abandoned orchards with the remains of old fruit trees. We arrive at La Boca Del Paso (The mouth of the pass) where the natural viewpoint allows us views of Adeje and the coast. From here on we only have to zigzag down to Adeje town, ending our journey next to the watermill that is located just inside the entrance to El Barranco del Infierno.

Información proporcionada por la oficina de turismo de Adeje.

Los Realejos

Recreational areas

Los Realejos has four high quality recreational areas open to anybody wishing to spend a pleasant time in the company of family and friends..

In the upper part of the areas of Palo Blanco and Las Llanadas, at the natural border between the heather-myrtle vegetation and the pinewoods, is the Chanajija recreational area, one of the most important on the island of  Tenerife.
A metalled road takes you in barely half an hour from the town of Los Realejos, through the hamlets mentioned above, to this recreational area with its innumerable natural attractions.
For those who only wish to take a rest stop on a day out, there is no better option than to visit the la Higuerita and Barranco Ruiz recreational areas, the first of which, at the very heart of the Orotava Valley, at the side of the Orotava-Icod dual carriageway, has everything you need to have a pleasant and relaxing time.

The Barranco Ruiz recreational area, lying alongside the same road, at the edge of the municipal district of San Juan de la Rambla, offers the opportunity to contemplate in all its grandeur the final section of this ravine, which has been declared a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Those who want to be in more intimate contact with the environment must visit the camping area of the "Emilio Fernández Muñoz" Nature Classroom,  which is located in the pinewoods, only a short distance from the las Cañadas del Teide National Park.  

This area can be reached, with a suitable vehicle, from the Chanajija recreational area or, alternatively, turning off the main road from La Orotava to las Cañadas del Teide at the "Choza de Sventenius".

Footpaths

To interconnect all the beaches hidden along the steep and rocky coastline of Los Realejos by means of a coastal footpath running from Hotel Maritim to Barranco de Ruiz, on the border with the district of San Juan de la Rambla, has long been one of the most ambitious projects of the Local Authority.

The "Sendero del agua"

The "Sendero del Agua", or "Water Footpath", on the coast of Los Realejos, in the north of Tenerife, runs through one of the most beautiful spots on the entire island:  the Rambla de Castro Protected Landscape. The path begins at the San Pedro Panoramic Viewing Point, just beside the northern dual carriageway, at kilometre 41.5. The first thing the amazed visitor will see is Rambla del Mar and Rambla de Babón where the green of the banana plantations is contrasted with the blue of the waters of the Atlantic.

The path brings us to Rambla de Castro, a former entailed estate, which was an obligatory visit for travellers and scientists of the 19th Century. Here we can appreciate one of the most beautiful palm groves on the island of Tenerife and two historical buildings, the Hacienda de los Castro and the Fortín de San Fernando, where three of the five cannon in its battery still survive.

Continuing in a direction from West to East, when we arrive at the Godinez Ravine, the path offers us two alternatives: to go down to La Fajana beach, or to undertake the steep slope that will take us to la Romántica I to take a look at the ruins of the Gordejuela Water Elevator, built in1903 by the Hamilton Company, an installation which was a landmark of its time due to the complicated contours of the terrain and because this was the first steam engine on the island of  Tenerife.

After leaving la Gordejuela behind us, the path leads us on to la Romántica II. After crossing the streets of Las Palmeras and Las Amapolas, we take the pathway again to Los Roques bay, a place of astounding beauty where two enormous rocks, created by the erosive power of the sea, break the surface.

There are other highly attractive spots along the course of this footpath which intrepid walkers can discover for themselves.

The Tigaiga footpath

The Cordillera de Tigaiga is one of the principal ecosystems on the island of  Tenerife. The abundance of life it contains has caused the Canarian authorities to give it various kinds of special protection and has led the European Union to declare it an Area of Special Protection for Birds.

Exuberant plant life and splendid views of the Orotava Valley and the north-east of the island will fill the senses of any walkers who decide to cover the almost ten kilometres separating Madre Juana from Portillo de la Villa, almost at the foot of Mount Teide.
At the Caserio de Madre Juana, there begins a steep slope surrounded by heather and myrtle, which leads to the La Corona panoramic viewing point. From here we have to follow the path that leads down the Ladera de Tigaiga, so as to enjoy the dense laurel woodland and a pinewood which until only a few years ago was a delight for lovers of mushrooms.

Once we leave the pinewood and the magnificent facilities of the Emilio Fernández Múñoz Nature Classroom behind us, this terrain of high mountain shrubland will take us to Cruz de Fregel, from where we can see in all its immensity the la Degollada plain and Mount Teide. As we descend the Cruz de Fregel, we shall bear left onto a quiet and peaceful path which will take us, in no more than half an hour, to the Visitors' Centre of the National Park. Lovers of flora and fauna should not forget to take a good reference book in view of the large numbers of native species you will see along the way.

Panoramic viewing points

On the Ladera de Tigaiga is the La Corona Viewing Point, a visit not to be missed. It is possible to get here from the village of Icod el Alto as the road is metalled. From this incomparable setting, there is a breathtaking panoramic view of the famous Orotava Valley in all its immensity and of the entire north-east of the island. This is also a privileged spot for lovers of adventure sports such as para-gliding.

A little further down, on the access road to Icod el Alto, is the El Lance Panoramic Viewing Point, the mythical location from which the native prince, Mencey Bentor, leapt into the abyss, preferring death rather than slavery and humiliation at the hands of the cruel conquistador. Thanks to the Plan for Excellence in Tourism, there is a spacious recreational area. 

On the coast, in the vicinity of the village of San Vicente, is the San Pedro Viewing Point, from which you can see the exuberant palm grove at La Rambla de Castro and the green of the banana plantations at la Rambla del Mar, surrounding houses with brilliant white walls and beautiful roofs, which give the landscape a harmony in the contrasting colours which is unlike anywhere else in the district. 
 
On the northern dual carriageway, once you have passed the Socorro beach and the tunnel of Barranco de la Torre, you come to La Grimona Viewing Point,  with a vista of the beach of the same name, and the coast at el Socorro and Guindaste Point.

Información proporcionada por la oficina de turismo de Los Realejos.

Los Silos

Routes and footpaths

The borough of Los Silos has three main delimited walking routes: Cuevas Negras, Las Moradas, Talavera were farm, livestock breeding and forestry sites and the former still houses black skin and Andean potatoe crops. The routes have a large variety of different wildlife and flora, with “laurisilva”, heather and myrtle land and the odd dragon tree. Special attention should be paid to the large ironwood tree (Apollonias barbusana) on the Cuevas Negras footpath. It is common to see hunting birds in these areas, laurel pigeons, birds (blackbird, hoopoe, etc...), turtle dove, and reptiles like Gallotia Galloti lizard and green lizards, the Delande geko and skinks. Some of the caves house Madera bats (Pipistrellus maderensis) and long-tailed bats (Talarida teniotis).

Route 1: Cuevas Negras

Los Silos-Barranco de Cuevas Negras-Erjos.
Access: along the main road TF-142 Icod-Buenavista, entering the town, take the first turning on the left by the church Ntra Sra de La Luz and continue along Susana's street.
Time: 1 h., 45 min. (no rest).
Gradient: 900 m upwards / Length: approx. 6 Km.
Difficulty:
Possibility of losing your way: medium.
Possibility of risk of a dangerous fall: low.
Physical strengh: medium.
Possibility of diziness: none.

La Juncia

Los Silos-Barranco de Cuevas Negras-Erjos-La Juncia-Los Silos.
Access: the same as the previous route.
Time: 3 h., 15 min. (no rest).
Gradient: up and down, 900 m.
Difficulty:
Possibility of losing your way: high.
Possibility of risk of a dangerous fall: medium.
Physical strengh: high.
Possibility of diziness: none.

Lomo Morín

Los Silos-Barranco de Cuevas Negras-El Barbusano-Tierra del Trigo- La Ladera- Los Silos.
Access: the same as the previous route.
Time: 1 h., 45 min. (no rest).
Gradient: up and down, 500 m.
Difficulty:
Possibility of losing your way: high.
Possibility of risk of a dangerous fall: medium.
Physical strengh: medium.
Possibility of diziness: none.

This marks the start of the of this route.
The Cuevas Negras path was use in the past to travel from Los Silos to Santiago del Teide. It later rose to cattle track, connecting Los Silos to Erjos and hence to Guía de Isora. Many of sections were then cobbled, as they remain today. Some parts are very narrow, and others wider. There is likewise a combination of steep climbs and lengthy downwards paths. Some sections are now asphalted as in the case for the road from La Tierra del Trigo to La Juncia.

Route 2: Las Moradas

Los Silos-Las Moradas-Piedra de los Cochinos-Los Silos.
Access: along the main road TF-142 Icod-Buenavista, entering the town, take the first turning on the left by the church Ntra Sra de La Luz and continue along Susana's street.
Time: 2 h., 40 min. (no rest).
Gradient: up and down, 750 m.
Difficulty:
Possibility of losing your way: medium.
Possibility of risk of a dangerous fall: medium.
Physical strengh: medium.
Possibility of diziness: none.

Los Madroños

Los Silos-Las Moradas-Lomo El Sol-Monte del Agua-Erjos.
Access: the same as the previous route.
Time: 2 h., 45 min. (no rest).
Gradient: 900 m upwards.
Difficulty:
Possibility of losing your way: medium.
Possibility of risk of a dangerous fall: medium.
Physical strengh: medium.
Possibility of diziness: none.

Madre del Agua

Los Silos-Las Moradas-Pico de Los Villanos-La Calabacera-Las Moradas-Los Silos.
Access: the same as the previous route.
Time: 3 h., (no rest).
Gradient: up and down, 800 m.
Difficulty:
Possibility of losing your way: medium.
Possibility of risk of a dangerous fall: medium.
Physical strengh: medium.
Possibility of diziness: none.

This marks the start of this route.
The Las Moradas pathway may have been named because of the existence of rooms in which the “guanches” used to lodge (Spanish: morar), probably not far from what are now empty and abandoned houses. The highlight in this area is the Rock Roque de las Moradas, at the foot of which is the Los Cochinos ravine. The Las Moradas ravine passes by the stone walls of old vegetable-growing fields, flanked by The Los Cochinos and Pasos ravines, and La Morada del Secretario.

Route 3: Talavera

Los Silos-Talavera-Las Canales (Valle del Palmar)-Buenavista.
Access: leaving the Town along the main road TF-142 Icod-Buenavista, just opposite the Petrol Station, there is a road by small children's park.
Time: 2 h., 15 min. (no rest).
Gradient: up and down, 650 m.
Difficulty:
Possibility of losing your way: medium.
Possibility of risk of a dangerous fall: medium.
Physical strengh: high.
Possibility of diziness: low.

Los Cardones

Los Silos-Talavera-Los Silos.
Access: the same as the previous route.
Time: 2 h., 45 min. (no rest).
Gradient: up and down, 800 m.
Difficulty:
Possibility of losing your way: medium.
Possibility of risk of a dangerous fall: medium.
Physical strengh: high.
Possibility of diziness: low.

El Secretario.

Los Silos-Talavera-Monte del Agua-Las Moradas-Los Silos.
Access: the same as the previous route.
Time: 2 h.,45 min (no rest).
Gradient: up and down, 800 m.
Difficulty:
Possibility of losing your way: medium.
Possibility of risk of a dangerous fall: medium.
Physical strengh: high.
Possibility of diziness: low.

Los Pasos

Los Silos-Barranco de Los Pasos-Los Silos.
Access: the same as the previous route.
Time: 1 h. (no rest).
Gradient: up and down, 250 m.
Difficulty:
Possibility of losing your way: high.
Possibility of risk of a dangerous fall: very high.
Physical strengh: low.
Possibility of diziness: probable.

This marks the start of this route.
Talavera, an old smallholding located in the area known as Lomo de Los Cardones, owes its name to Pedro de Talavera, one of the conquerors of  Tenerife and owner of all this land. In ancient times it housed peasants who lived on what they could grow in the fields. It only had to inhabit buildings, significants examples of the island's rural architecture. There are also granaries, barns and hutches built annexed to the buildings or as look-out posts. The gable roofs, the stone or pumice stone walls, the orientation and arrangement of the doorways and few windows are elements typical of this peculiar architecture. The hamlet was completed with a small room for the only donkey, a few stone walls, a couple of  threshing floors, a few wells and the straw cave. There are still some remains of these buildings, and much of the farmland is now covered by large areas of heather and mirtle woods, with some pines.
Even and uneven ground alternates along this route.

You will see variations such as a dirt tracks, cobbled roads and some stretches predominated by volcanic rock forming steps. Also characteristic of this route are steep climbs and long downward sections.

Sports and leisure

One of the most important leisure are the municipal swimming pools: located at El Puertito area. The two pools (one for adults and another for children), together with changing rooms and showers, a bar-restaurant and a small children's park, form part of a beautiful recreational complex.

There are plenty of other sports and leisure opportunities, such as the tennis courts, located in the Sibora housing estate, the Juan Valiente Municipal Stadium, equipped with artificial lawn, and the home of the Club Deportivo Juventud Silense, the “Alfonso García Ramos” Municipal Auditorium which has been used for concerts, film cycles, theatre and outdoor activities. The ex-Convent of Saint Sebastian also performs an interesting function in the cultural and educational life of Los Silos, diving centres Centro de Buceo Daute and Escuela-Club Sibora Isla Baja (Siboramar).

Información proporcionada por la oficina de turismo de Los Silos. A los que estamos muy agradecidos por toda la información que nos han facilitado y por la atención prestada.

Santa Cruz

ANAGA RURAL PARK

Situated in the north west of the island of Tenerife, if offers visitors the chance to enjoy an outstanding landscape, the result of a long and harmonious co-existence between man and a rich and diverse natural environment. The misty forests of the mountain peaks, the numerous rocky crags, the scattered traditional hamlets and, especially, the ancestral system of farming terraces, sculpted into the slopes of the ravines, are some of the features that give meaning and form to this landscape.
The mountain tops are covered with a forest mass that is essential to protect the soil and to recharge the aquifers, which run into the heads of most of the many ravines cutting through the massif. The laurel forest of the mountain tops, the wax myrtle-tree heath, the juniper forests of the foothills and the spurge and cactus spurge scrub are all an excellent example of its habitat. For species like the laurel pigeons, these forests are a vitally important habitat for their biology, and for many other birds that nest in the Roques de Anaga.
Much of the Anaga Massif is classed as a Special Protection Area for Birds (SPA), because of the presence of forest zones for the sparrow hawks and the two endemic pigeons, and as a nesting ground for sea birds like the Bulwer’s petrel, the little shearwater, Cory’s shearwater and the Madeira storm petrel.

IJUANA INTEGRAL NATURE RESERVE

This reserve contains the best example of spurge-cactus spurge in Tenerife. It has a high level of endemic biodiversity, with many protected species and a few endangered species. The ravines are the leading geo-morphological feature, with the Roque de Juan Bay rising from them in a salic tower that has been eroded away by the sea. The reserve as a whole represents an erosive landscape, barren and full of contrast, in one of what can be considered the most unspoilt areas of the island.
This reserve falls within the Anaga Rural Park.

LOS ROQUES DE ANAGA INTEGRAL NATURE RESERVE

Los Roques form an enclave of great scientific and geo-morphological interest in a good state of conservation that is outstanding for its scenic value. It contains populations of endangered species that are protected both by regional regulations and international conventions, like the orange dove’s bill (Lotus maculatus). Moreover, it is a representative example of the islet habitat and a zone of vital importance for species like the lizard (Gallotia galloti insulanagae), which maintains its only known population here, and for some birds.

EL PIRAJAL INTEGRAL NATURE RESERVE

This Reserve brings together one of the best representations of tertiary age flora. The Anaga laurel forest is one of the best and richest in species in the Canary Islands, and the area bounded within this reserve is one of the best conserved examples of laurel forest. The forest mass plays a fundamental role in re-charging the aquifer because of its high capacity to condensate the moisture transported by the Trade Winds, plus its ability to protect the soil against erosion. The existence of many endemic species, several of which are endangered and most are protected by regional regulations, enhances its importance, especially when they are only known in this area. For the bird life, the reserve is a magnificent refuge where many species nest. On the other hand, the Roques de Chinobre and Anambro, on the southern boundary of the reserve, are two outstanding landscape features of scientific, geological and geo-morphological interest.

Forest Recreational Areas

The recreational areas of the mountains in the borough are ideal for spending a day in natural surroundings, eating amid the wild vegetation and breathing the clean air with its perfume of pine and laurel forests.

Anaga Rural Park

North east of the city are the mountains of the Anaga massif, classed as a Nature Park in 1987 because of its enormous ecological value. It was later classed as a Rural Park in 1994.
The Anaga massif is an area that quickly climbs from sea level to almost one thousand metres. Steep ridges and deep gorges spread out from the range, running down to the sea and creating a wide variety of micro-climates and flora with an abundance of endemic species.
Anaga was formed as the result of a period of intense volcanic activity some 6.5 million years ago, and it is one of the few reserves of laurel forest in the world. The laurel forest is a relict from the tertiary age and it is an essential resource for both the borough and the island as it provides the entire area with water. There are other kinds of vegetation that grow in Anaga too, like the small groves of thermophyllous forest and extensions of spurges and cactus spurges that host some peculiar animal species, like the laurel pigeons. 
In Anaga, you can see the “sea of clouds”, a meteorological phenomenon that occurs on the slopes of the mountains due to the Trade Winds, the frequent mists and the high level of moisture.
The human landscape in this area is associated with farming activities, livestock and fishing. Here, the people conserve the customs and traditions that have been handed down from past generations, like the craft work. Wickerwork baskets are still made here and you can still find the traditional embroidery.

La Ensillada Park

This is a recreational park that has barbecues and wooden tables. To get here, you have to take the road leading to the town of Chamorga, in the Anaga Rural Park.

Las Quebradas Park

A Park set at kilometre 14 along the TF-12 main road. Visitors can bring their own food and grill it on the barbecues. There are also tables and areas for walking and to submerge yourself in the natural surroundings.

Rosa Sosa Park

Located at the entrance to the Taganana tunnel, it offers tables and picnic areas for visitors, but it does not have grills for cooking food.

Las Mesas Park

Las Mesas Park is the only one situated outside of Anaga, You get there along Los Campitos road, beyond the village of Ifara. The land borders on the technical facilities of Radio Nacional de España (RNE).
A few months ago, the Santa Cruz city council signed an agreement with RNE to refurbish and remodel this recreational area, which has excellent views over the city.

Shoreline

The borough shoreline is covered to a large extent by port facilities, although there are stretches of the coastline for leisure activities, like Las Teresitas beach, the Cesar Manrique Marine Park and the future Añaza Marine Park. 
Geologically, the Anaga peninsular is one of the oldest parts of the island. It is a steep range of rugged peaks cut by deep valleys and ravines that run down to the sea. The coasts are high cliffs, so many of the beaches at the mouths of these valleys are only accessible by sea, or with a hike lasting several hours along paths offering impressive views over the precipices. The highest point in Anaga is La Cruz de Taborno, at a height of 1,024 metres above sea level.
There was a time when the shoreline of Santa Cruz was made up of small black sand or pebble beaches that, over time, gave way to port facilities. Between the 30s and the 70s, the Santa Cruz bathing resort, with its beaches and pools, was the major meeting point between the city and the sea. 
Today’s beaches are on the outskirts of the city, Las Teresitas is the most popular of Santa Cruz’ beaches. It is about 7 kilometres from the city centre, along the sea front promenade leading to the town of San Andres. Equipped and extended in 1973, with sand brought from the Sahara, it is 1.5 kilometres long and has an artificial reef that is covered by the high tide, protecting the beach from waves and currents. This is a beach for the whole family: safe, clean and offering a range of services that is soon set to be extended, with the project of French architect Dominique Perrault, who plans to develop and re-model the surroundings.

Beyond Las Teresitas, the coast road continues towards Igueste, climbing the cliffs and offering fantastic views like at La Punta de los Organos look out spot. Two kilometres further on, a turn off leads to Las Gaviotas beach.
This black, volcanic sand beach, which is covered at high tide, is open to the waves. Las Gaviotas beach became established as a nudist beach by popular custom that was recognised by the authorities. 
The beaches of Roque de las Bodegas, Almáciga and Benijo are in the north of the Anaga Peninsular, beyond Taganana. These beaches can be dangerous if you do not pay attention to the signals and warnings as they are completely open to the Trade Winds, which create large waves and currents. They are beautiful however. Their black sand, the enormous waves often break in spectacular fashion and they are framed by the sheer cliffs, reefs and large islets. 
One of the proposed Sites of Community Interest to be included in the Natura 2000 Network is on the coast of the borough, the San Andres Sea Grass Meadow. The waters of the northern area, from Punta del Fronton to Punta de Anequera, are included in a proposal for a Marine Reserve of Anaga, with a view to conserving the fishing and marine resources and the ecosystems.

Urban Recreational Areas

Public parks

Santa Cruz de Tenerife is a city full of charming public parks to rest in, walk around, read a book in the shade or for sports. The leading municipal parks are spacious and offer a wide variety of flowers, including the García Sanabria Park and La Granja Park, although you can find parks and green areas in almost every neighbourhood, like the Secundino Delgado Park in the Salamanca District, or the Ofra Park.

García Sanabria Park

The García Sanabria Park covers an area of 55,000 square metres of a plot flanked on one side by the Rambla del General Franco and by the Avenida Mendez Nuñez on the other.
In 1881, journalist Patricio Estévanez launched the idea of a municipal park, which was taken up by the mayor of Santa Cruz, Santiago Garcia Sanabria, in 1926. To do this, he created what was known as the “Pro-Park Commission”, a public subscription aimed at raising funds for buying the necessary land. The first project was designed by architect Antonio Pintor in 1910, and was very similar to the current design, although the final design was drawn up by Casa Levra, a company from Granada specialising in landscape gardening and flower growing. The park is a genuine Botanical gardens with over 200 species of plants from all over the world, apart from paths, fountains, pools, areas designed for children to enjoy themselves, monuments and interesting sculptures. The most significant and popular spots in this oasis are:

The Floral Clock, a gift from the Danish consul. It was built by Swiss clock makers Favag in 1958 and remains decked out in with fresh flowers all year round.

The Central Fountain, which was erected as a tribute to Mayor Garcia Sanabria and is made up of several stone monoliths and reliefs of male figures, along with a bust of the mayor and the figure of Motherhood, the work of sculptor Francisco Borges Salas.

The Arbour Path, decorated with adelphi, bouganvillea and climbing roses. Four sculptures representing the seasons of the year arise from the vegetation.

The Pond, where there are 19th century marble busts by Italian sculptor Angelo Cherubini, identified with characters from classic mythology, like Bacus or Apollo.

The Tamarind. This is the oldest tree in the Park, as it was already there when the gardeners planted the first trees.

The Bamboo Walk, an exotic path covered by a dense vegetation of bamboo cane.

La Granja Park

Many inhabitants of Santa Cruz associate sports with this park, which you can get into from Avenida de Madrid or from Benito Pérez Armas. La Granja Park, built in 1969, is slightly larger than Garcia Sanabria Park, and it contains groves of royal palms and bamboo thickets, spacious lawns, a children’s playground and several sculptures, one of which was put up by Belen Morales as a tribute to Felix Rodriguez de la Fuente.

Información proporcionada por la oficina de turismo de Santa Cruz.

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