Caldera de Taburiente
Through old farms and beautiful Canary Island pine forests, the path descends down to the camping area, at the Taburiente River. The steep peaks of La Caldera form a huge crater in a semicircle through which our path runs. Descending through El Reventón, the way shows us the iconic Roque Idafe and heads towards Dos Aguas. But first we will discover the magical Cascada de Colores waterfall, before continuing along the ravine to the end.
Guided hiking tour
Depart : 8:30 / 9:30 am
Arrival: 6:00 / 7:00 pm
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.
Los Brecitos viewpoint
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.
The Taburiente river
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.
Departure locations :
From all accommodations on La Palma (check pick-up points and departure time at the reservation calendar)
Walking distance : 15 Km
Total ascent: + 100 m.
Total descent: - 850 m.
Walking time: 6 h
We recommend suitable hiking clothing and sturdy footwear. During the routes, it is necessary to have enough food and drink, as well as sun protection, cap, light windbreaker and warm clothing in the winter months. We offer wooden sticks for free.
Due to weather conditions or unforeseen issues, there may be changes to the tour itinerary. You will be informed as soon as possible.
Further questions ?
Walking tour offered through La Palma Transfer & Tours – for any enquiries about pick up time, bookings or tour details, please call the telephone number below.
+ 34 822 09 09 53
We will be happy to help you and answer any questions you may have!
Departure Time08:30 / 09:45
Return Time16:30 / 17:30
Dress CodeComfortable clothing / sturdy shoes
IncludedBus transfersGuideLiability and accidents insurance
Not Included4WD transferaccess permissionsAperitivoArrival transferBebidasBed & Breakfast accommodationbeveragesBicycle rentalCable-carCar RentalCourtesy lunchfield telescopeHalf board accommodationHAVEN hanging tentin/out Airport transferLocal flights + FerryLuggage transferLunchMaps and printed descriptionssnackTastingTransfer by shipTransfers by taxi and regular busTraslado en 4x4Two 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