Teneguime Protected Landscape

Teneguime Protected Landscape

The Protected Landscape of Tenegüime, with an area of 421 hectares, is located between the municipalities of Teguise and Haría.

Its importance lies in being a ravine excavated by water erosion over millions of years in the oldest geological part of the island; the Famara massif, in the northwestern part of the island. It constitutes a representative geomorphological unit of the insular geology with outstanding landscape values. In addition, it is an enclave of great botanical importance as it is home to the largest colony of Campylanthus salsoloides in Lanzarote and the Canary Islands on its right-hand slope.

It is a ravine of high landscape value, which stands out for hosting a large number of aboriginal remains, vegetable formations such as thyme and the endemic Tajose, and species of birds such as the kestrel, the Cory's shearwater, the guirre and the osprey.

Due to the island's dry climate, it only contains an occasional water course during the rainy season.

It was declared a protected landscape in 1994, although it was in 1987 when it obtained its first recognition, being declared a Natural Park.

Hiking

From the town of Guatiza, and on the edge of the fertile plain, is the most comfortable entrance. Walking along the bottom of the ravine is not difficult, you just have to wear suitable clothing and footwear. On hot days you have to bring enough water since the entire route is long.

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