Ifara

What is it?

The Ifara and Los Riscos landforms, respectively 275 and 302 metres high, are two volcanic cones rising up from a vast field of pumice tuff that extends throughout almost the entire southern part of Tenerife.  Both cones are covered with a variety of flora, chiefly spurge and accompanying species such as gorse and Plocama pendula.  The area’s bird life includes pipits, trumpeter finches and shrikes, among other species native to the low-lying areas in the south of the island.

Getting there

Montañas de Ifara y Los Riscos Natural Monument can be accessed from the TF-1 via the dirt track leading from the junction with the Granadilla industrial estate (Acceso B). The Natural Monument is located approximately 1 kilometre along the track.

Total area

288,1 Ha.

Municipality

Granadilla.

Governing legislation

Montañas de Ifara y Los Riscos was declared a Natural Monument and area of environmental sensitivity by Autonomous Region Act 12/94, which was later integrated into the Organisation of the Canary Islands Territory Act via Legislative Decree 1/2000.