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What is it?

Interián Site of Scientific Interest is a spectacular cliff that constitutes an outstanding feature of the landscape. It is also home to a significant thermophilous forest, which boasts magnificent populations of mastic shrubs, Marcetella moquiniana (known locally as palos de sangre or “bloodsticks”), Canary laurel, palms and dragon trees, while numerous protected plant species such as the Sideretis keugleriana variety of ironwort and Cheirolophus webbianus can also be found. In terms of aesthetic value, the cliff constitutes a highly picturesque flank to the lower parts of the island: in the east it continues on to meet the protected cliff landscape of La Caleta, and in the west it joins up with the cliffs of Teno.

Getting there

Interián Site of Scientific Interest can be accessed from Los Silos via the TF-42: when leaving Los Silos and continuing towards Santa Cruz, take the first road on the right (around 700 metres on from the town hall), which leads to the area known as Tierra del Trigo and joins up with the TF-423. Continue along the aforementioned road for around 800 metres and you will arrive at the Site of Scientific Interest, which it crosses in a zig-zag formation.

Total area

101.8 ha.


El Tanque, Garachico and Los Silos.

Governing legislation

Interián was declared a Site of Scientific Interest 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.

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