LA PALMA : Weekend Getaway

Camping in the Caldera

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Camping in the Caldera

295 € per person

Next dates: 23th to 26th July 2022 << 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.

Group size:      min. 4 / max. 12 Persons


Duration:   8 days


Level:       Niveau 3


(Guaranteed group size from 4 persons)

with 2 nights hotel stay

… and a night of camping

Choose your dates and book now !!

Weekend getaway to La Palma:

with a camping night in La Caldera

… Enjoy a long weekend in La Palma, with camping in La 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.

23- 26 July 2022 · Available

20 - 23 August 2022 · Available

10 - 13 September 2022 · Available

24 - 27 September 2022 · Available

08 - 11 October 2022 · Available

29 October - 01 November 2022 · Available

03 - 06 December 2022 · Available

Choose one of the available dates (arrival date) in our booking calendar.

Now you will only pay 15% of total amount to secure your place in the group. And pay the rest 15 days before the arrival date. See cancellation policy

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Take out a Cancellation Insurance for your trip just for a few pounds and get a full refund of everything you would have paid, including your flights.

Acampada en La Caldera de Taburiente en La Palma
Las monjas en la Caldera de Taburiente La Palma

Highlights:

National Park Caldera de Taburiente.

Two hiking days on tour

Night Camping in the Calderaa

Stargazing 

The Caldera, a bit of history…

Before the arrival of the conquistadors, La Caldera was a common pasture for the grazing of 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. La Caldera passed into private hands. Water was the most precious commodity, so it was quickly channelled 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 Taburient houses

Next 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 close 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 types of colours appear.

The Las Angustias gorge

Natural outlet for all the flows of La Caldera. It is a natural canyon of large proportions that evacuates rainwater.

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.

  • Destination
  • Included
    Guide
    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
    Aperitivo
    Arrival transfer
    Bebidas
    Bed & Breakfast accommodation
    beverages
    Bicycle rental
    Bus transfers
    Cable-car
    Car Rental
    Courtesy lunch
    field telescope
    Half board accommodation
    Local flights + Ferry
    Luggage transfer
    Lunch
    snack
    Tasting
    Transfer by ship
    Traslado en 4x4
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Day 1

 Arrival to La Palma

1st Day: Arrival in La Palma on your flight 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
 
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Day 2

Crater de la Caldera de Taburiente Parque nacionalLa 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 moored 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 uninhabited; the Desfondada Cascade , an impressive 150-meter waterfall; the Hoyo Verde , from where the seven sources that feed the flows of La Caldera flow. And in the evening, before going to bed in the comfortable hanging tents, we will enjoy a wonderful starry sky from the immense darkness of La Caldera.

Level 3    13 km | +1260 m / -1485 m


Camping + breakfast in the Caldera
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Day 3

Rio Taburiente en el Barranco de Las Angustias de La PalmaLa 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 paragraph to visit the Cascada de Los Colores and, perhaps, take a refreshing bath in the waterfalls that form next to to the waterfall.
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 beach atmosphere.

Level 3      6 km | +100 m / -385 m


Bed + breakfast: Hotel Holiday Time or El Galeón
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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.  
 

TOUR LOCATION

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

PRICES / SERVICES

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

ACCOMMODATION

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.

Difficulty

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.
 

FLIGHTS

Because we know that flying to LA PALMA is not easy, we help you find the best options:

If you can't find a suitable direct flight, try flying to TENERIFE or to  GRAN CANARIA. From there, you can easily reach LA PALMA by local flights or ferry.

Fly to LA PALMA  (SPC) from Tenerife (TFN) or from Gran Canaria (LPA) with one of these local airlines:

Binter Canarias     or     CanaryFly

... but if your flight lands at Tenerife South Airport (TFS), you may prefer to combine it with a nice fast-ferry sea crossing (3 hours) from Los Cristianos harbour with:

Fred Olsen      or      Naviera Armas

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TRAVEL INSURANCE

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