Rambla de Castro
Natural area located in the north of Tenerife
The protected area of the Rambla de Castro, on the coast of the northern district of Los Realejos, is an area of beautiful scenery and one of the greenest and most fertile areas of the whole island. The Castro Farmhouse was first built at the beginning of the 16th century (although the current farmhouse dates from the 18th century) by Hernando de Castro.
This Portuguese merchant was given these lands in one of the first allocations made, and since then it has always been productive farming land. Today, banana plantations grow side by side with other plant species, such as, Canarian Palm Trees and Dragon trees, one of the most symbolic plants of Tenerife. The Chapel of San Pedro, built in the18th century, and the Fort of San Fernando, built at the end of the same century as a defence against pirate attacks, are the other two buildings worth mentioning in this area.
Area: 45.9 hectares