The area was protected by Law 12/1987, of June 19, on the Declaration of Natural Spaces of the Canary Islands as La Geria Natural Park and reclassified by Law 12/1994, of December 19, on Natural Spaces of the Canary Islands. In addition, it has been declared a special protection area for birds ( ZEPA ). It also includes the natural monument of the Cueva de los Naturalistas, a large natural volcanic tube.
The La Geria Natural Park comprises land in the municipalities of Yaiza , Tías , Tinajo , San Bartolomé and Teguise , with an area of 5,255 hectares. It includes several small towns: Masdache, Vega de Tegoyo, La Asomada, Conil, Mozaga , La Geria and El Islote-Casa de la Florida.
It is bordered to the west by the Los Volcanes Natural Park , which surrounds the Timanfaya National Park .