The Corona Forestal Natural Park
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The Corona Forestal Natural Park (Parque Natural de la Corona Forestal de Tenerife), spanning a total area of nearly 50,000 hectares, is the largest protected natural area in the Canary Islands. Most of this space is taken up by the Caldera de Las CaĆ±adas volcanic structure and the Teide-Pico Viejo geological building, forming a continuous ring which is between 300 and 2,715 meters (at the Alto de Guajara) above sea level.
The park is a vast area of land with high mountain vegetation and large Canarian pine forests surrounding Teide National Park, covering a large number of the island's municipalities: Los Realejos, Adeje, Vilaflor, GuĆa de Isora, Santiago del Teide, Garachico, Icod de los Vinos, La Orotava, La Guancha, San Juan de la Rambla, Granadilla, Arico, Fasnia, El Tanque, GĆ¼Ćmar, Arafo and Candelaria.
Due to the large size of the park, it is directly related to other protected areas in Tenerife: The protected landscape of Los Campeches, Tigaiga and RuĆz in the north; The Chinyero (Badlands) nature reserve in the north-west; The protected landscapes of La Resbala and Las Lagunetas on the northeast border of the island; and the Barranco del Infierno nature reserve, Barranco de Erques protected area and Ifonche protected area in the south. In turn, it is bordered by the Barranco de Fasnia and GĆ¼Ćmar natural monument.