Los Órganos are cliffs of very old materials that belong to the Basal Complex (about 20 millions old) located in the coast. They are materials released under the sea level which are crossed by several volcanic columns.
From the ground we see a huge coastal rock, made up of two chimneys, but from the sea we can see a huge example of nature due to the enormous basaltic columns that resemble the biggest pipes of a natural church organ.
Vegetation is represented by typical coastal communities, together with salt- tolerant plants. In the highest coasts there are groups of “sabinas” (Juniperus turbinate).
The wildlife is basically represented by marine birds like the Common Tern (Sterna hirundo), the Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), the Cory’s Shearwater (Calonectris diomeda borealis), the little Shearwater (Puffinus assimilis baroli) and Barbary Falcon (Falco peregrines pelegrinoides).
This area has been declared as a Special Protection Area for birds (SPAB) because of its great ornithological importance.
It is located in the highest area of “Barranco del Ingenio”, at the bottom of “Garajonay”. Long ago there were luxuriant forests of “Laurisilva Canaria” which were used in the sixteenth century for the sugar plantations. Nowadays, in this special environment, we can find a unique group of terraces and palm trees together with well […]