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Garajonay National Park

Parque Nacional de Garajonay

Parque Nacional de Garajonay

Garajonay National Park (38830 La Palmita) – this densely forested site (located in the central & northern parts of the island) is home to numerous plant species that are largely under threat of extinction. The 40 square kilometer forest (which is the highest point on the island – going up to 1,487 meters in height) is shrouded mostly in mist and clouds, and an example of an ancient type of rainforest that thrives in warm temperatures and used to exist in Europe and North Africa; now (due to climate evolution) they are only found in the Azores, Madeira and the Canaries. The Park became a UNESCO World heritage Site in 1986.