The canary big-eared bat (Latin Plecotus teneriffae Barrett-Hamilton, (1907)) belongs to the class of mammals and is nocturnal. It hides during the day in volcanic tubes, caves, old water galleries, abandoned buildings and other dark and cool places.
Anocheza is part of the nature reserve of the Corona Forestal of Tenerife and is located on the very edge of the "Ladera" of Güímar. This area is characterized by its wooded and moist nature. In addition, Anocheza gives place for Laurisilvas, which are usually quite rare in the southeast of the island. Looking at the colors, one can see that the landscape is drawn by the typical whites and browns that characterize this entire area of the island.
This volcanic landscape of about 290 hectares, declared a nature reserve and recognized as a special nature reserve, is the result of a series of volcanic eruptions. It shows a fan shape and houses the volcanic crater "Montaña Grande", which has a diameter of about 300 meters and a depth of about 50 meters. This landscape provides an ideal habitat for various insect and endemic plant species.
The Pico Cho Marcial is the highest peak of the Güímar Valley at an altitude of around 2,000 meters. At first, one might think of a comparison of this formation with a catch, but as you approach, you can see that it actually looks more like a crest with different peaks.
Nowadays, this gorge, cataloged as a nature reserve called Natural Monument, forms the natural boundary between the municipalities of Fasnia and Güímar. Its slopes and gorges make it spectacular. According to several authors, this extraordinary ravine could have functioned as a natural boundary between the Menceyatos of Abona and Güímar, and one of the best-preserved Guanche mummies was found there.
The gorge Barranco del Agua, also known as Barranco del Río de Güímar: This gorge is located in the valley of Güímar and rises at an altitude of 2,347 m in the Cordillera Dorsal of the island under the Montaña de los Pozos de Izaña. It ends after about fourteen kilometers, on the beach of Cabezo in Puertito de Güímar.
Siete Lomas is a protected landscape of 1013.90 hectares around the municipalities of Güímar, Candelaria and Arafo. It is a very agricultural area that occupies a narrow strip of coastline in the middle of the Güímar Valley. Its main feature is a series of hills separated by ravines stretching from the summit to the sea. Self-sufficiency agriculture is the most important socio-economic activity in the region. The plantations of potatoes, vineyards and fruit trees stand out, accessed via a complex network of paths and paths.
In the Barranco de la Bóveda, in the town of El Escobonal, there are a number of basaltic pits that conserve rainwater used for human and animal use. In all seasons of the year, these puddles were not only meant for direct consumption, but also for washing the laundry of previous generations.
The route San Juan - Izaña starts at the Plaza de San Juan and leads along the old building of the hydroelectric power plant La Trocha, Pico Chico, Pico Grande, Degollada de Archeja, Archeja, El Rinconcito, Fuente de Mal Abrigo or Dornajo de Ejeque until the arrival to the Carretera Dorsal. The whole area is rich in green mountains, madroñal, mocán, pines and broom.
This gorge is located in the northeast of the valley and is rich in green mountains and pine forests. In the upper area, it separates the main wine-growing areas of the municipality: Las Dehesas and Los Pelados.
The Barranco de Badajoz gorge is a tributary of the Barranco del Agua at the southern end of the valley. It begins at an altitude of 1,852 m in the Cordillera Dorsal of the island near the summit of Izaña and flows into the ravine of Barranco del Agua at 152 m. The Barranco de Badajoz canyon is almost ten kilometers long and receives numerous barranquillos that spring from the Ladera de Güímar.
Mount Montaña de los Guirres is the crater of a volcano near the coast of Güímar. It has a height of about 186m and has a vegetation of Tabaibas, Balos and several Canarian palms, which provide an ideal habitat for various insects.
This natural area contains a variety of geological and geomorphological formations of very different nature, age and history. The vegetation is very varied. It is the most extensive vegetation of the Canarian pine, which is accompanied on the peaks by the own species of the Retamar. There are also numerous endemic species. At the top of the Ladera de Güímar, there is one of the few specimens of Laurisilva xérica with an abundance of strawberry trees and mocanes.