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Mencáfete Reserve

Reserva Mencáfete

Reserva Mencáfete

Mencáfete Reserve (Frontera Rural Park) — within the Frontera Rural Park and near Sabinosa is the Mencáfete Integral Nature Reserve. A place that looks enchanted because of its characteristic, humid juniper forest. The wanderer can discover the greenery of the mountains and laurisilva of El Hierro and—in its caves and other areas—endemic species in danger of extinction, such as the cheirolophus duranii.

Two steep trails run over the reserve to the west of El Hierro. The visitor can take them to discover the nature of the island first-hand. This spot hides Mencáfete Spring, which supplied water to the people of Sabinosa long ago. Even from the Bascos viewpoint, you can explore from another perspective.