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National Park Anaga occupies 14,418 hectares.Altitude: 0 - 1024 meters (Cruz de Taborno). Area: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, La Laguna, Tegueste. Population: 2 000 inhabitants. Only in recent years Anaga and its villages, such as Taganana, San Andres et al., Got good communication with other parts of the island. It was built a lot of ground, and paved roads. Prior to that, the Anaga was the most isolated areas of the island - all communication with other regions of Tenerife was carried out almost exclusively by sea. Anaga park in Tenerife was founded in 1987 in Anaga Machizo, mountain range in the northeast of the island of Tenerife, in spite of this, most of it has not yet been investigated. In this area, legend has it that witches dancing around the campfire. According to another legend, this place was a favorite for pirates. Studying the mountains of Anaga in Tenerife you can find Lost villages, connected by hiking trails. They now can meet cave houses. Anaga - an ancient area of the island, whose age is about 7-9 million years. The name "Anaga" comes from here is the ancient kingdom of Guanche - Menceyato Anaga. It is in the anagen was found the largest number of archaeological artifacts and mummies of ancient Aboriginal - Guanche. Anaga park in Tenerife is located in the north-east of the island, it is a unique mountain, the oldest rock formation. Its height is 1024 meters, and it was he who protects Tenerife from cold air masses. In the south of Tenerife Anaga Park drier climate, this temperature difference and humidity leads to the fact that over the mountains is very low hanging clouds formed by oceanic trade winds. The highest point is the Pico del Ingles. The height and open to north winds make the area Anago the wettest area of the Canary Islands Archipelago. Here we grow a lot of plants, the most common of which are laurel trees. Due to its climate, the presence of an abundance of fertile soils and pristine past volcanic eruptions, the natural park of Anaga - a traditional agricultural area. Basically here is grown potatoes, grapes and bananas. This is one of the few areas on the island, which has natural pastures for grazing cattle. It is no secret that the Canary Islands are preserved unique natural relics - the oldest species of trees and shrubs - a monument to the Tertiary period. Laurel Forest, growing in the mountains of Anaga in the north of Tenerife, is a descendant of the ancient forests of the dinosaurs era. Primeval Forest, through which wandered tyrannosaurs and which covered 20 million years ago, the entire southern part of Europe, disappeared along with the dinosaurs due to the ice age. Thanks to a stable climate, this unique vegetation is preserved in the Canary Islands. Canary laurel, heather and holly - amazing evergreen trees - the traditional inhabitants of the laurel forests. In the northern part of Tenerife best preserved flora typical of Macaronesia (archipelago located off the coast of Africa and Europe, which include the Canary Islands and the Azores) deciduous forests laurel. To this forest grew, we need certain conditions: the height of 500 - 1400 meters above sea level, the constant influence of the trade winds. It is these conditions ideally suited to the climate of northern areas of Tenerife. In the laurel forest of Tenerife grows 20 rare species of trees, and visiting this fabulous ancient forest can become a very peculiar mysterious adventure. During this walk, I could not get rid of an acute feeling that I was in Jurassic Park, and now at me fly by any hungry pterodactyl, and under the thick canopy of deciduous lay low 35-meter diplodocus, peacefully chewing the evergreen holly. The territory of the park Anaga Tenerife in the north is covered with tropical forests. In them there are rare species of plants - the famous blue laurel forests, such as in the Paleolithic and huge ferns. Apart from these, in the park of Anaga in Tenerife you can see about 20 rare species of plants . Our days Only in recent years the settlements in the area of Anaga got good communication with the rest of the island. It built numerous ground and paved roads. More recently, Anaga was considered an isolated area of the island, with the rest of a message from here achieved only by sea. Today, the natural park due to the natural beauty and diversity, it is a popular area for leisure travelers, the major attraction of Tenerife. The municipality of Santa Cruz de Tenerife recently filed a request for the status of a biosphere reserve Anaga Natural Park of Tenerife. UNESCO's decision will be made in late 2014. This status is given to the most unique ecosystems on the planet. It allows you to carry out activities on the territory of the natural environmental protection zone environment, cultural and historical heritage. In order to obtain it is necessary that the people of the region to play an active role in protecting the environment, in the preservation of the unique ecosystem, ethnographic heritage. Age Anaga Natural Park is about 7 - 9 million years. Nature Park was founded in 1987 on a ridge Anaga Machizo that the north-east of Tenerife. Travel Park Anaga Tenerife Today, because of its natural beauty and diversity, as well as the availability of high-quality roads, Anaga is becoming increasingly popular among tourists visiting the island as one of the main attractions of Tenerife. To get to the park Anaga Tenerife can be on the road Carretera Alta de Anaga, passing over the ridge, from her down the path to the villages. Anaga park in Tenerife - this is one of the most popular destinations for tourists who prefer active holidays. In the park there are plenty of hiking trails, interesting trekking routes pass through the laurel forests, gorges, past the precipice Barranco de Las Huertas, village residents and hidden beaches. From the observation deck, located high in the mountains offers spectacular views of the north coast of Tenerife. The village of Taganana, retire to the east coast of the island, famous for its fish restaurants, homemade wines and unique in its pristine natural beauty of the beaches with black volcanic sand, which, due to constantly roll the big waves are pilgrimage surfers and lovers of extreme swimming. In one of the restaurants located along the coast, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the young Bochkov wine, dishes of freshly caught fish and seafood. On the way back you will pass through incredibly beautiful laurel forest of Las Mercedes, with viewing platforms admire the magnificent views of the east coast of Tenerife, make a lot of beautiful photos. One of the best trekking route begins in El Balyadero, then through the village Chamorga, where you can admire the beautiful panoramic views of the ravine Barranco de Tamadite and Barranco del Río and the coast.