octubre, 2022

sábado22octubre8:30 amsábado2:00 pmTHE BOTANICAL ENIGMAS OF ANAGA. Las Mercedes forest. LLA - SAB 05.

Horario estimado

8:30 a 14:00 h. (GMT+1)

Número máx. de participantes

25 people (including adults and children).


Family ecotourist

Detalles de la actividad

A nature walk to discover various species of endemic vegetation. There will be an explanation of their characteristics, exploring their most common medicinal and traditional uses in the Anaga mountains. The route is centred around the areas of the Mirador de Zapata lookout point and the Enigma Forest, one of the most visited areas between the Cruz del Carmen and Las Mercedes, which will allow visitors to learn about the botanical wealth of these unique surroundings, with a special focus on ethnographic, cultural and social explanations.


  • 15€ per adult, who may be accompanied by up to two children aged six or over (ncludes route and workshop).
  • Optional picnic from Buscándome Las Habichuelas, with local, organic products (7€/person, for both adults and children), including the following: 200ml juice, sandwich with artisan bread (vegetable pate, goats cheese, tomato, roasted pepper and lettuce), 200g potato salad with vegan mayonnaise, and a piece of fruit.

Actividad complementaria incluida

Ethnobotanical workshop: during the route, to learn about some of the uses and applications of the plant endemisms identified, discovering their medical and curative properties, with a participatory approach.

Punto de encuentro e inicio de actividad

Plaza del Hermano Ramón (La Laguna) / route starts and ends at El Mirador de Zapata (circular route)

Punto final de actividad

Route starts and ends at El Mirador de Zapata (ruta circular) / return transfer to Plaza del Hermano Ramón (La Laguna).

Logística y recomendaciones

  • Transfer included from La Laguna to the Mirador de Zapata and return transfer to La Laguna.
  • Recommendations to take part in this route: a 1L refillable water bottle (the organisation will provide water at the information point at the beginning of the activity only), warm clothes, sun cream (face and lips) and comfortable footwear.

¿Quién guía la ruta?

Francisco Sosa. Guide and environmental educator.



Disponibilidad de idiomas



LLA – SAB 05