The construction of La Reserva began in 1986 and was declared of public utility and social interest by the Consell of Mallorca in August of 1992. The official opening took place on the 24 of October 1992.
Galatzo and its valley are considered very enigmatic, primarily following the legend of Comte Mal, a rich and eccentric noble who owned the land during the XVII Century. Local History tells us how the surviving Arabs hid in this area during the recon quest of the island by King Jaime I. Puig de Galatzo is also said to be one of the most magnetic mountains in Europe.
La Reserva is considered one of the areas with most plant diversity on the island. This diversity is due to the different landscapes from almost sea level to 1.026m, and the large amount of water.
Besides plants, La Reserva is home to a wide variety of animals including brown bears, fallow-deer, mouflons, donkeys, genets, goats, sheep, emus, peacocks, geese, and thousands of ducks and other birds that come and go. Since 1992, the park is a hunt free area so animals feel safe to nest and breed.
The park is an ideal place to practice hiking, throughout 3,5 km of easy going paths, where one can enjoy the nature and the many water areas and waterfalls.