La Palma-Los Tilos
Los Tilos the quaint laurel forest, located in the municipality of San Andres and Los Sauces in the northeast of the island of La Palma. This impressive ecosystem dating back to the Tertiary period is even one of the archipelago’s most important laurel forests. Thus, it was voted the island’s first biosphere reserve. This diverse mixed forest hosts from Barbusano, Indian Persea, various wind and laurel family, variations of holly, canarian strawberry tree, Peralillo, Gagelbaum, related heather and remarkable giant ferns, down. Among the fauna is especially notable the laurel pigeon, as well as various invertebrates. Today’s community San Andrés y Los Sauces are located in the “demarcación denominada” of the indigenous people Adeyahamen. Thanks to the abundant vegetation of the area, which is connected with the abundance of water, and many other factors, it made possible that important settlements “de Auaritas”, on the verge of emergence. There is a center in the heart of the forest with a permanent exhibition, in which the creation and preservation of the environment are presented and explained. It is an impressive area that radiates restful tranquility and is fantastic for walks. A very favorable starting point for various hiking trails. For example, The “Nacientes de Marcos y Cordero” on the official trail PR LP 6. The shortest option would be the “Atravesado de Mirador del Espigón” (also of PR 6) or “Mirador de las Barandas” (PR LP 7).