LA PALMA : Weekend Getaway

Camping in the Caldera

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Camping in the Caldera

295 € per person

Enjoy an unforgettable experience camping one night in the heart of La Palma. Over the course of a long weekend, join a guided group tour into La Caldera de Taburiente, the island’s National Park. With two nights in a hotel (arrival and departure day) and one night camping. Transfers, guide and accommodation included. HAVEN tent to comfortably enjoy your camping night.

Camping in the Caldera de Taburiente

Group size:      min. 4 / max. 12 Persons

Duration:   4 days

Level:       Niveau 3

(Guaranteed group size from 4 persons)

with 2 hotel nights

… and a night of camping

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Weekend getaway to La Palma:

with a night camping in the Caldera

… Enjoy a long weekend in La Palma, with camping in the Caldera de Taburiente: it has never been so comfortable!

Our four-day getaway is designed to enjoy a long weekend in La Palma. The package includes two nights in a hotel and one night camping inside the Caldera de Taburiente.

During this long weekend in La Palma we will discover the essence of the Isla Bonita: the capital, Santa Cruz, with its unique architecture; a two-day walking tour through the National Park of La Caldera; stargazing from inside La Caldera.


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    National Park Caldera de Taburiente

    Two hiking days on tour

    Night Camping in the Caldera


    The Caldera, a bit of history…

    Before the arrival of the conquistadors, La Caldera was a common pasture for the aboriginal herds. The Benahorites used this enclave to leave their goats grazing, as the abundance of water and the orography of its surroundings made it easy to do so.

    But in 1493 the island was definitively conquered and dominated by the Spanish. La Caldera passed into private hands. Water was the most precious commodity, so it was quickly redirected and used for the incipient cultivation of sugar cane. A little later, tobacco plantations were established in the vicinity of La Caldera.  In order to attend to these plantations, a small village was soon formed in the vicinity of its access, at the top of the Barranco de Las Angustias ravine. The Hacienda del Cura still reflects the idyllic setting in which the locals once lived.
    Today, what was once tobacco has been replaced by the new green gold: avocados. The large landowners of the past sold their land to small farmers who have managed to tame the rugged terrain with extraordinary effort and manual labour.

    Landmarks of La Caldera

    Los Brecitos lookout

    This is the access point to what is now the Caldera de Taburiente National Park. Located at an altitude of 1050 metres above sea level, Los Brecitos can be reached by a tarmac track. From there, the path into the interior of the park begins. 

    Tenerra Houses

    A clearing of several hectares of land, located near Los Brecitos. Due to its gentle relief, it was one of the first places where tobacco was planted. Today, the caretaker’s house still survives, as well as some additional buildings, although in a state of semi-abandonment.

    Lomo del Tagasaste lookout

    Spectacular viewpoint with a great visual angle where you can see the entire cirque of La Caldera. It is located on the first section of the trail, going down from Los Brecitos towards the camping area.

    The Piedras Redondas ravine

    Huge blocks of conglomerate material, found as you continue along the path. These are large boulders that have been broken off by erosion.

    The 9 Fat Pines 

    They are the fantastic 9. Nine huge pine trees that have survived all the fires, logging, erosion and more… They are not only fat but also very tall and beautiful. They form a resilient group and are estimated to be over 500 years old each.

    The Taburiente houses

    Tobacco plantation, now in the heart of La Caldera. Today, the former sharecroppers do not live there either. But the estate is still in private hands today. 

    Taburiente Beach

    Well, well, there’s no beach here  😥 That’s what anyone who expects to find white sand and tropical palm trees will say. This is the upper part of the ravine, very close to the camping area. Although summer bathers have their own refreshing pools where they can take a refreshing dip.

    Roque Huso

    This is a pointed, high basaltic monolith that is characteristic of the landscape of La Caldera. It is located a little to the north of the camping area and can be found on the road to Hoyo Verde.

    The Desfondada waterfall

    High waterfall on the way to Hoyo Verde that flows into the Taburiente River. 

    The Hoyo Verde

    A pasture area with springs that feed the streams of La Caldera. El Hoyo Verde is located close to the cliffs that surround the cirque of the crater.

    The Almendro Amargo ravine

    This is the ravine to the left of the path, as it descends from the camping area towards the Barranco de Las Angustias ravine.

    Roque Idafe

    A monolith of enormous symbolic value for the aborigines. Its needle shape and its position in the very heart of La Caldera was the reason for its deification. The Benahoritas made offerings to it and worshipped it. We will find it shortly before reaching the Barranco de Las Angustias ravine.

    The Colours waterfall

    Perhaps the best known icon of La Caldera. But it is a small waterfall of artificial origin (due to an old dam). Thanks to the ferruginous material in the water and the lichens that form as the water falls, different hues of colour appear.

    The Las Angustias gorge

    Natural outlet for all the flows of La Caldera. It is a natural canyon of large proportions that takes the rainwater all the way to the sea.

    Dos Aguas

    Confluence of several streams and a place where water is collected and channelled.

    Pillow lava

    Peculiar volcanic formations that emerged from the deep sea hundreds of thousands of years ago.

    Camping in the Caldera

    The “Playa de Taburiente” is located in the center of the Caldera. There is a perfect space to set your tent. However, a permit is mandatory. Before you go camping in the Caldera you need to register your self at the Visitor Center.

    • Destination
    • Included
      HAVEN hanging tent
      in/out Airport transfer
      Liability and accidents insurance
      Maps and printed descriptions
      Transfers by taxi and regular bus
      Two nights in a hotel
    • Not Included
      4WD transfer
      access permissions
      Arrival transfer
      Bed & Breakfast accommodation
      Bicycle rental
      Bus transfers
      Car Rental
      Courtesy lunch
      field telescope
      Half board accommodation
      Local flights + Ferry
      Luggage transfer
      Transfer by ship
      Traslado en 4x4
    Day 1

    Arrival to La Palma

    1st Day: Arrival in La Palma and transfer to the hotel, located in Santa Cruz de La Palma . Informative meeting and delivery of the material.
    In the evening, we will enjoy the atmosphere of the capital with its beach bars and bars and terraces next to Avenida Marítima in Santa Cruz.    
    Bed + breakfast: Hotel Holiday Time or El Galeón
    Day 2

    Crater de la Caldera de Taburiente Parque nacional La Caldera - first route

    2nd Day: After breakfast at the hotel, we headed with our minibus to Los Llanos de Aridane, on the opposite side of the island. From there, a zigzagging track leads us to Los Brecitos , the gateway to the Caldera de Taburiente National Park. From a height of 1040 meters above the sea, we began to walk towards the interior of the crater, in a smooth and permanent descent.
    Upon reaching the Rio Taburiente , located in the very heart of La Caldera , we will place the hanging tents between two trees and we will continue our exploration of the most relevant enclaves: the 9 Pinos Gordos , a group of huge centennial pines up to 3 meters in diameter; the Casas de Taburiente , old tobacco farms that are now abandoned; the Desfondada Cascade , an impressive 150-meter waterfall; the Hoyo Verde , from where the seven water sources that feed the flows of La Caldera are located. And in the evening, before going to bed in the comfortable hanging tents, we will enjoy a wonderful starry sky from the immersive darkness of La Caldera.

    Level 3    13 km | +1260 m / -1485 m

    Camping + breakfast in the Caldera
    Day 3

    Rio Taburiente en el Barranco de Las Angustias de La Palma La Caldera - second route

    3rd Day: After a frugal breakfast, we pick up our tents and start our route down El Reventón . In the next 45 minutes the descent is steep and we walk next to Roque Idafe , a relevant icon of aboriginal mythology. Upon reaching the Barranco de Las Angustias , we will make a brief stop to visit the Cascada de Los Colores and, perhaps, take a refreshing bath in the waterfalls that form next to to the it.
    Now it is time to continue walking along the bed of the ravine and cross Dos Aguas , the place where the waterways converge. Over the next 6 kilometers, the path through the ravine develops in a gentle descent and offers us unique pools to cool off. The Padded Lava , solidified formations emerged in the deep sea, already mark the end of our route. And when we arrive at La Viña our driver is already waiting for us to take us back to Santa Cruz de La Palma. But we still have one afternoon-night in Santa Cruz, with its lively corners and coastal atmosphere.

    Level 3      6 km | +100 m / -385 m

    Bed + breakfast: Hotel Holiday Time or El Galeón
    Day 4

    Santa Cruz - Casas de los Balcones Santa Cruz and its surroundings

    4th Day: Today is the day of departure and return to your home. But depending on the time of your flight, you can go shopping on Calle Real , relax on the beach of Santa Cruz or undertake a short circular route (2 hours on foot) to the Hermitage of La Virgen de las Nieves , through the Molinos de Bellido. To do this, we will offer you all the information you may need. [Vc_empty_space height = "30px"] The small capital of La Palma has an Atlantic-colonial architecture of enormous beauty and color. With beautiful stately homes and palaces located along the main street. Today this cobbled street, also known as Calle Real , has become the epicenter of commercial activity in the city. Transfer to the airport at the agreed time.  


    Enter into the heart of La Palma and experience a magical night inside the Caldera de Taburiente, camping next to the stream.


    Price from: € 295 per person
    The price includes:
    • 2 Overnight stays in hotel with breakfast in Santa Cruz de La Palma
    • Arrival and departure transfers
    • 2 Walking routes within the National Park
    • English speaking local guide
    • Informative meeting upon arrival
    Not included in the price: Flights, Picnics and / or drinks for the routes.
    Price per person: (double room): 295 € | Individual Supplement : + € 75


    Santa Cruz: Holiday Time  or El Galeon

    Additional overnight stays

    It is also possible to book some additional overnight stays, before or after this long weekend, or to combine it with an additional week of relaxation.


    The routes of this camping getaway in La Caldera are considered demanding. They are not suitable for people suffering from vertigo as some trails run through narrow passages. In some sections the trail can be slippery due to loose stones and / or wet spots, especially in times of rain. To participate and enjoy the routes, it is essential to have an adequate state of health and physical condition.

    We recommend

    Appropriate 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 windbreakers and in the winter months take into account warm clothing. We offer free chestnut wood canes.


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