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Los Tilos Forest

Bosque de Los Tilos

Bosque de Los Tilos

Los Tilos Forest — this forest is located in the northeast of La Palma near Los Sauces, 24km from the capital Santa Cruz. The forest has its own visitors’ center, which has themed rooms, videos and a cafeteria. In terms of exploring the forest there are some excellent self-guided walks to choose from, two of which are particularly good. One is 2.5 km long, and takes you around the heart of the forest, while the other climbs up 1,000 metres until you reach the springs of Marcos and Cordero.

 

Why do visitors come to Los Tilos? Because it’s been declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, along with the fact that Los Tilos is one of the world’s last laurisilva forests – dense, peaceful, and full of giant ferns and the broad-leaved laurel trees that covered the planet millions of years ago.