The Agua Garcia forest is a natural paradise, not only is it very beautiful ,this enchanted forest is also very important to Tenerife, without it we would not have a big part of our natural water supply.
This fairy tale forest is lush with laurel trees, some of which are very old and these trees are called the Guardians of the forest.There are also many other species of trees here for example eucalyptus and delfino and the forest floor is carpeted with ivy, lichens and mosses.
All the species of the laurel forest have an important role to play in trapping and keeping the water. It contains over 20 evergreen trees like laurel and the canary island ebony .
In 1508, 12 years after the Spanish conquest, the countryside of Tacoronte and the natural springs therein were granted to a Spanish settler, Garcia de Morales.Over 500 years later this are is still known as Agua Garcia, “Garcias Water”.
On Sunday I did this walk guided by our local expert guide Andy Tomkins, you can find more information about all the walks in Tenerife on his website www.tenerife-guided-walks.com