Tamadaba Natural Park, Gran Canaria
One of the biggest attractions in the northwest of Gran Canaria is the Tamadaba Natural Park. It is located close to the Atlantic coast, more than 1000 meters above sea level. It covers an area of over 7,500 hectares and significant parts of the territories of three municipalities. The place was converted into a park in 1987, because in addition to its amazing beauty, it has great diversity of species of plants and animals. Here are dozens of species that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
Tamadaba Natural Park is a mountainous area, known for its beautiful pine forest. The ground is covered with a carpet of fallen, dried out pine needles. The location is ideal for lovers of active tourism.
Here you will find charming shady paths and really fresh air. Reaching the top, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the villages of Puerto de las Nieves and Agaete, as well as the entire Valle de Agaete.
If you do not like long walks, you can reach the park by car and to have a picnic with your family or friends, enjoying the quiet and idyllic atmosphere.
If you decide to visit this paradise (believe me, it is worth seeing) is good to know that Tamadaba‘s weather is quite different from the weather along the coast.
Here, more than 1,000 meters above sea level, you will find much cooler weather, especially during the winter months. Sometimes Agaete is sunny and warm, and Tamadaba – cloudy and rainy.
If you are planning to go there during the winter season, it is better to wear an overcoat, even if the conditions along the shore are suitable for swimming and sunbathing.
Summers, however, are different, offering nice temperatures even in high-lying areas.