The Springs: Marcos y Cordero

Escorted walk

The Springs: Marcos y Cordero

42 € per person

With helmets and flashlights we walk along the long, old canal past exotic plants and through mystical cloud atmospheres. We cross 13 tunnels until we reach the springs of Marcos & Cordero. Afterwards, our path leads steadily downhill through the canyon of Los Tilos to the visitor center.

Hiking tour to the springs of Marcos y Cordero

With 4×4 four-wheel drive vehicles, we drive up to 1,400 meters. Equipped with safety helmets and flashlights, we walk along the long, old canal, past exotic and endemic plants such as the magnificent blue-flowered viper’s buglosses, and through mystical cloud atmospheres that present themselves anew after each tunnel crossing.

The Springs tour

An adventurous walk along a path of old tunnels on the island of La Palma. With 4 × 4 vehicles, we went up a dirt road up to 1,400 meters. Equipped with protective helmets and torches, it runs along the long and ancient canal, passing exotic and endemic plants such as taginastes, with wonderful blue blooms, and through mystical cloudy environments that appear again after crossing each tunnel.

The tunnels

A good 100 years ago, Marcos y Cordero’s tunnels were painstakingly cut into the rocks to transport the precious water via a canal system to the terraces where bananas are still grown today. We walk through 13 tunnels to the waterfalls of Macos & Cordero. From time to time it drips down from the tunnel ceiling. and in the12th tunnel a small shower awaits us (take your rain jacket).

Los Tilos rainforest

After the last spring and a well-deserved sip of the fresh spring water, the path now goes steadily downhill and leads through the Canyon del Agua to the laurel forest of Los Tilos. Giant ferns line our path. Rays of light fall down to us through the biosphere reserve between the steep canyon walls. The scent of the laurel trees surrounds us and we breathe in deeply this clean moist warm air. Again and again we climb over stones, old tree trunks and huge boulders.

The Marcos y Cordero tour

Caution: the path goes along steep slopes. There is a danger of falling rocks and landslides. Each hiker assumes his own risk when undertaking this route.

The Track to Casa del Monte

The reason why this track is in such bad condition must be found in its ownership. The track is private and belongs to the entire Las Lomadas neighborhood. Its maintenance does not receive help from the institutions and during the summer many visitors use it, altering their situation.

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Bus departure: from every accommodation on La Palma (check pick-up point & departure time at the calendar)

Walking distance:  12,5 Km.

Total up & downhill:  + 150 m. / – 1000 m.

Duration : aprox.  5 hours

Difficulty:    Niveau 4

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.

Other questions ?
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us by email or phone:
tel: +34 922 433 001

We will be happy to help you and clarify any question!

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one day tour
  • Dress Code
    Comfortable clothing / sturdy shoes
  • Included
    Bus transfers
    Liability and accidents insurance
  • Not Included
    access permissions
    Arrival transfer
    Bed & Breakfast accommodation
    Bicycle rental
    Car Rental
    field telescope
    Half board accommodation
    HAVEN hanging tent
    in/out Airport transfer
    Local flights + Ferry
    Luggage transfer
    Maps and printed descriptions
    Transfer by ship
    Transfers by taxi and regular bus
    Two nights in a hotel


Meeting point with your car: Las Lomadas parking by the bridge, at 10:15 a.m.

walking tour area:

once the tour is finished ...

We will bring you back to your car. Return time approx .: 17:30 h.
Places you could visit, after this route:
  • San Andrés
  • Piscinas naturales de Charco Azul
  • Puerto Espíndola y Museo del Ron Aldea
  • Playa de Los Nogales
  • Mirador de San Bartolo
Other weekly tours :
    • 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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2nd Type the number of participants

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