Tamadaba Nature Park
Tamadaba Nature Park, which covers an area of over 7,500 hectares, comprises a network of canyons, cliffs and massifs. Massive erosive in the area, known as "God's Finger" has created unusual rock formations in the park. There are several areas of outstanding natural beauty and viewpoints. Tamadaba is home to one of the best preserved natural pine groves in the Canary Islands.
Other well-preserved biosystems in the park include the ravines, cacti, lowland tabaibales and cliffs. The park is also home to many endemic and endangered species of birds, such as the blue chaffinch of Gran Canaria and the greater spotted woodpecker. The pine groves provide an excellent nesting place for these species. The park is catalogued as a Special Bird Protection Area. From a cultural standpoint, the park also contains a number of isolated and semi-abandoned villages, as well as important archaeological areas such as El Risco and the Guayedra valley. The nearby towns of Argaete, Artenara and San Nicol├ís de tolentino have a rich cultural and monumental heritage.
Tamadaba also borders the Nublo Country Park in the southeast, which covers an area of 26,000 hectares. Together the two parks form a natural protected area covering almost a fifth of the island. There is a handful of small towns in the area including: Agaete, Artenara, Tejeda, San Nicol├ís, Mog├ín, San Bartolom├ę, San Mateo, Valleseco and Moya.