Betancuria Natural Park

Protected Natural Area

This protected natural area arose with the aim of protecting the natural character of the Betancuria mountain massif, as well as conserving the way of life, agricultural and livestock, of the populations included in the park.

This protected area is shared by five municipalities, with Pájara approx. 20% of the total. In the geological field, its importance lies in the fact that it has the oldest materials in the Canary Islands and an exceptional morphology, with characteristic U-shaped valleys and uneven reliefs, strongly shaped by water and wind.

In terms of fauna, it has one of the richest representations of the archipelago, particularly large birds. Several pairs of guirres nest in its ravines. On the coast, some ospreys and colonies of shearwaters live off the products offered by the sea.