Cabildo de Tenerife

Parque Natural de Corona Forestal


About the Corona Forestal Nature Park

This predominantly forested area encircles the Teide National Park and is home to some of the best examples of pine and high-altitude vegetation on Tenerife. The heads of a large number of the ravines that form the drainage system of the north and south of Tenerife are located here, meaning that the area plays a vitally important role in capturing water and protecting land against erosion.

The area boasts a host of geomorphic features, the most impressive being the immense La Orotava and Güímar valleys. Other fascinating and unique geographical structures include the lunar landscape above the town of Vilaflor and Cuevas Negras to the north of Pico Viejo.

A number of threatened species can be found in the high biodiversity of native flora and fauna of the area, as well as many other species protected by national laws and international agreements. It is a magnificent sanctuary for pine forest birds, of which there are a number of native species. Many of the geomorphic features (ravines, vents, recent lava flows, etc.) are representative of the geology of the island. The area is of exceptional beauty and value.

Getting there

The main access points to the Corona Forestal Nature Park are from La Esperanza on the TF-24 (Carretera Dorsal), from Arafo on the TF-523 (Carretera de Los Loros), from La Orotava on the TF-21, from Guía de Isora on the TF-38, and from Vilaflor on the TF-21.

Total area

46,612.9 Ha.


Los Realejos, Adeje, Vilaflor, Guía de Isora, Santiago del Teide, Garachico, Icod, La Orotava, La Guancha, San Juan de la Rambla, Granadilla, Arico, Fasnia, El Tanque, Güimar, Arafo and Candelaria.

Governing legislation

Corona Forestal was declared a national park and an environmentally sensitive area by Regional Law 12/94, and was subsequently integrated into the Canary Island's Law on Territorial Regulation via Legislative Decree 1/2000.

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