Guía de Isora has a wealth of natural surroundings, with more than 61% of the land in the municipality under some form of protection.
Ravines and gorges of exceptional beauty, volcanic outcrops, steep cliffs, bird sanctuaries, and deep seas perfect for diving.
It is also incredibly close to both the National Parks of Las Cañadas del Teide and the Coronal Forest; make Guía de Isora a municipality with exceptional natural character that you will love to visit.
Teide National Park
The Park covers an area of 18,990 hectares, it lies at around 2000 metres above sea level, at a staggering altitude of 3,718 metres, where the summit is located (Pico del Teide).
It is characterized by its spectacular volcanic landscape dotted with a rich biodiversity. It holds a large number of endemic plant species, and a unique invertebrate fauna.
Corona Forestal Nature Park
It covers 46,612 hectares, of which 5,687 hectares are in the town Guía de Isora. It is the largest protected area in the Canary Islands.
The Forest Crown Nature Park is a leafy forest of pine trees and other mountain plants, and encircles El Teide National Park.
Although, in the past, pine trees were exploited by the timber industry, now it is an area reserved for recreational use, for all types of outdoor activities
Barranco del Erques (Protected park)
This wonderful natural ravine divides the two municipalities of Adeje and Guía de Isora.
In the very narrow and deep natural basin of this spectacular canyon you can find many impressive geological features such as examples of cardonal-tabaibal vegetation, which is indigenous to the Canary Islands.
You can also encounter many birds of prey such as kestrels, buzzards and barn owls and even mountaineer and long-tailed bats. All these things combine to make this area one of exceptional natural beauty.
Chío recreation area
You can enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities at this excellent recreational area, which also has many other services at your disposal: drinking water, toilets, barbeques, benches and picnic tables, sports area and a children’s play area can all be found here.
The Natural Monument of Tejina Mountain
This is an ancient volcanic dome which covers 169.7 hectares and rises between the two ravines of Guaria and Cuéscaro. It provides refuge for many endangered species such as the Balillo or the Corriguela.
This volcanic monument is 1,055 metres high and has been used for agricultural purposes by recent human inhabitants. Today it is a protected area because of its many endangered inhabitants. It also holds great historical value due to the fact that the original Guanche inhabitants of Tenerife regarded it as a sacred place and performed many religious customs here.
This fabulous costal area divides the municipalities of Guía de Isora y Adeje on each side of the mouth of the Barranco de Erques. They are 3 kilometres in length and rise to an average height of 30 metres.
Vegetation consists of halophilic plants (plants that grow in water with a high salt content), such as sweet and sour tabaiba and costal thyme. You can also find small caves and pebble beaches around the mouth of the ravine which form a very special and hidden paradise.
Created by marine erosion, these cliffs provide a rugged landscape with many crevices in their sharp walls where shorebirds can nest and are protected by law. You can see examples of these protected species, such as the shearwater and petrel Bulwer. It is also designated as an area of substantial scientific interest.