Caldera de Taburiente
An adventure hike through the national park! Inside the approx. 8 km wide giant crater we hike from more than 1.000 m altitude through the canary-endemic pine forests. We reach the year-round flowing river of the Canary Islands, the Taburiente, visit the color waterfall and hike through the gorge Las Angustias.
Hiking tour in the Caldera de Taburiente
The Caldera de Taburiente is one of the largest erosion craters in the world. It is located right in the centre of the island, made up of a circle of mountains nearly 2,500 metres high. The highest peaks drop vertically up to 1000 metres into the crater.
The National Park of La Palma
Within the crater, we find brooks, waterfalls, gullies and a wide variety of plants and flowers. The Caldera has a diameter of 9 km and a perimeter of about 27 km. Its special relief gives the crater a sunny, windless climate almost all year round. In 1954, it was declared a National Park.
From here, a well-kept track leads gently down to the “Camping Area”. Las Casas de Tenerra and Casas de Taburiente are the only inhabited settlements and their abandoned terraces are evidence of a flourishing agriculture of yesteryear. There are still some families that continue to live here, looking after their masters’ properties In the Camping Area, on the banks of the Taburiente River, we find an ideal spot for enjoying the splendid scenery around us.
From there a well-kept path gently descends towards the “Camping Area”. The Casas de Tenerra and the Casas de Taburiente constitute the only inhabited nuclei and their abandoned cultivation terraces are testimony to a flourishing agricultural activity in the past. In the Camping Area, on the banks of the Taburiente River, we find an ideal place to rest and enjoy the splendid landscape that surrounds us, surrounded by a circus of spectacular peaks.
On the other side of the stream, our path heads for the Barranco del Almendro Amargo Gorge and descends sharply to the Barranco de Las Angustias Gorge. We spend the last two hours of our hike walking along this gorge. Water erosion has exposed layers of rock of different composition that are interspersed with pillow lava from underwater eruptions. Throughout this stretch, we are accompanied by the brook, which forms small pools of crystal clear water and lovely waterfalls from time to time.
Walking among the stones and crossing over and over the short stream that flows constantly, our last two hours pass through the ravine whose name evokes the feeling it produces: Angustias. Padded lavas from ancient underwater emissions are now uncovered. Basalt layers of different shades and shapes are interspersed with the small pools of crystalline water and the beautiful waterfalls that dot our landscape on the last stretch of the road.
Bus departure: from every accommodation on La Palma (check pick-up point & departure time at the calendar)
Walking distance: 16 Km.
Total up & downhill: + 100 m. / – 850 m.
Duration: aprox. 6 hours
We recommend suitable hiking clothing and sturdy footwear. During the routes, it is necessary to have food and enough drink, as well as sun protection, a hat, light windbreaker and in the winter months take into account warm clothing. We offer free chestnut wood canes.
Weather-related changes or unforeseen events:
Due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances, there may be changes to the tour itinerary. You will be informed as soon as possible.
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Not Includedaccess permissionsArrival transferBed & Breakfast accommodationBicycle rentalCable-carCar Rentalfield telescopeGuideHalf board accommodationHAVEN hanging tentin/out Airport transferLocal flights + FerryLuggage transferMaps and printed descriptionsTastingTransfer by shipTransfers by taxi and regular busTwo nights in a hotel
Meeting point with your car: Los Llanos de Aridane - Bus Station at 9:15 a.m.
once the tour is finished ...
- Playa de Tazacorte
- Centro de Visitantes Caldera de Taburiente
- Casco Viejo de Los Llanos
- Centro de Visitantes Caños de Fuego
- Plaza de La Glorieta
- MONDAY……….. Enchanted Forest / Marcos y Cordero Springs
- TUESDAY……….. Volcano route / Enchanted Forest
- WEDNESDAY….. Roof of the Island / Wild North
- THURSDAY…………. Caldera de Taburiente
- FRIDAY……….. Marcos y Cordero Springs
- SATURDAY…………. Roof of the Island / Volcano route / Caldera de Taburiente
- SUNDAY………. Caldera de Taburiente / Roof of the Island
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