Independent Hiking Tour

The Caldera self-guided


The Caldera self-guided

24 € per person

Transfer to Los Brecitos viewpoint, 1050 metres above sea level. Access to the National Park Caldera de Taburiente, walking on your own, self guided. A path descending gently and gradually into the heart of La Palma. From the camping area, the way continues through El Reventón towards the Barranco de Las Angustias ravine, discovering iconic sites such as the Cascada de Los Colores waterfall and Roque Idafe. You can also enjoy a refreshing bath in the pools and waterfalls that follow one after the other on the last stretch of the route. Possibly the most representative route on the island of La Palma.

Caldera Playa Taburiente

Transfer from Santa Cruz or from Los Llanos de Aridane

Depart from Santa Cruz: 09:00 / and from Los Llanos: 09:45

Main road transfer: 45 minutes / Tracks transfer: 45 minutes

Self guided hiking tour

Monday & Saturday

Hiking tour in the Caldera

The Caldera de Taburiente is a semi-circular tour. From an altitude of 1050 metres, the hiking tour in the Caldera is permanently descending. Los Brecitos is the gateway to the National Park. And the Barranco de Las Angustias, the natural exit. Caldera de Taburiente is a moderately demanding route (5 hours walk) with some narrow passes and gradual descents. Some of the icons in La Caldera are the Roque Idafe, the Colours Waterfall and the Pillow Lavas.

Self guided Tour

Hiking in the Caldera de Taburiente can be done in two different ways:

  • If you have a car you can drive to Los Llanos de Aridane, to the bus station. From there, we offer you a transfer to Los Brecitos, the starting point of your self guided walk in the Caldera. And in the afternoon, at the end of your walk we pick you up at the ravine to take you back to Los Llanos, where you left your car.
  • We provide you detailed description of this tour and will assist you by phone, if necessary.
  • PRICE per person:  20 € 


  • If you don’t have a car, we will transfer you from Los Cancajos or Santa Cruz de La Palma to Los Brecitos.
  • We provide you detailed description of this tour and will assist you by phone, if necessary.
  • The return to Santa Cruz de La Palma will be done on your own, using the public bus (ticket price not included).
  • PRICE per person:  24 €  (minimum 2 people)


More than 14 people? Contact us directly for group rates.

Do you bette like to be in a guided group?

We also organise the Caldera de Taburiente guided hike, including all necessary transfers, several times a week.
We pick you up at your hotel or you go with your rental car to a specific meeting point. …And you will enjoy the Caldera without having to worry about anything else but walking ! In the calendar below you can see which days are available and do your reservation.


Guided tour, in group !

Hiking tour in the Caldera

The PR LP 13 trail starts at the Mirador de Los Brecitos, at an altitude of 1050 metres above sea level. The first 6 km of this route have a gentle profile and a slight descent until you reach the camping area. In the first two hours of the walk, you will pass by old tobacco plantations, now abandoned. These are the Casas de Tenerra and the Casas de Taburiente. There are also some viewpoints and interesting botanical enclaves. But above all, the most striking feature is the extraordinary landscape with its spectacular cirque of peaks enclosing La Caldera.

When you reach the camping area, you have to cross a stream, stone by stone. This is Playa de Taburiente , a central enclave, ideal for a short break. And it is here that you will also find an information and security point for the Park, as well as a place to camp and spend the night. But the route continues downhill. Now, along the descent to El Reventón.

In the middle of the descent stands a monolith of imposing dimensions. It is Roque Idafe, a sacred symbol of the aborigines. A little further on, the Barranco de Las Angustias ravine appears, an impressive canyon carved out by the passage of thousands of years. Here it is worth taking a break to visit the Colours Waterfall. But the trail continues down the ravine and still holds a few surprises.

Shortly before the end, you will discover some rocks with whimsical shapes pigmented in shades of green: these are the Almohadilladas Lavas (Pillow Lavas). These volcanic formations emerged from the seabed and are now visible 300 metres above sea level.


Iconic places of La Caldera

The viewpoint of Los Brecitos

Natural entrance to La Caldera de Taburiente National Park. It can be reached via a tarmac track, ascending to 1050 metres above sea level. From there, the PR LP 13 trail begins, which descends gently into the interior of La Caldera. 

Tenerra houses & Taburiente houses

The Tenerra houses are close to Los Brecitos. The Taburiente houses are close to the camping area.  Both are semi-abandoned and were former tobacco plantations in the past.

Lomo del Tagasaste viewpoint

Spectacular viewpoint with an extraordinary visual angle where you can contemplate the entire cirque of peaks that make up La Caldera. This viewpoint is located about 25 minutes from the start of the route.

The Round Stones (Piedras Redondas) Ravine

The Piedras Redondas (Round Stones) are located in the middle of the route, just beyond the Mirador del Lomo del Tagasaste viewpoint. They are huge blocks of conglomerate material that were broken off by erosion.

The 9 Fat Pines (Pinos Gordos)

Centennial pines that have survived a multitude of fires and felling over the years. Some of them, with trunks whose diameter exceeds several metres and heights of up to 40 metres. You have to go a little off the path to reach them. 

Roque Idafe

Monolithic phallic-shaped boulder with great symbolic value for the natives of La Palma. In ancient times the Benahorites prayed to it and worshipped it. It was believed that if this monolith collapsed, great calamities would befall the island. 

Colours Waterfall

Possibly one of the most emblematic places in La Caldera. But it is a waterfall of artificial origin. It is the pigmentations on the stones, with different colours, that have given it its name and popularity.

Pillow Lavas 

Of very ancient volcanic origin, these large rocks were formed in the seabed. And as the island has emerged from the sea, these geological formations have been exposed. 

Departure place :

Pick up in Santa Cruz de La Palma (check pick up point and time in the booking calendar)


Total ascent : + 100 m.

Total descent : - 850 m.

Walking time : 6 h aprox.

Walking distance : 15 Km

Important !

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.

Unexpected changes

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 ?

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail or telephone:

+34 922 433 001

We will be happy to help you and answer any questions you may have!

Do you better want to do this walk in a guided group? 
…and walk together with friendly people enjoying the guide knowledges
  • Destination
  • Dress Code
    Comfortable clothing / sturdy shoes
  • Included
    4WD transfer
    Bus transfers
    Traslado en 4x4
  • Not Included
    access permissions
    Arrival transfer
    Bed & Breakfast accommodation
    Bicycle rental
    Car Rental
    Courtesy lunch
    field telescope
    Half board accommodation
    HAVEN hanging tent
    in/out Airport transfer
    Liability and accidents insurance
    Local flights + Ferry
    Luggage transfer
    Maps and printed descriptions
    Transfer by ship
    Transfers by taxi and regular bus
    Two nights in a hotel


Transfer to Los Brecitos, 1050 metres above sea level. After the hike, pick-up in the afternoon at Barranco de Las Angustias. Return to your accommodation in Santa Cruz de La Palma or Cancajos

...And for the return, take the bus line 300 (every 1/2 hour) from the bus station "ESTACIÓN DE GUAGUAS"  in Los Llanos de Aridane.
  • Public Bus 300 – Los Llanos - Santa Cruz de La Palma

  • from Monday to Friday
    • 05:15  ........  13:05  /  13:35  /  14:05  /  14:35  /  15:05  /  15:20  /  15:35  /  16:05  /  16:35
    • 17:05  /  17:35  /  18:05  /  18:35  /  19:05  /  19:35  /  20:05  /  20:35  /  21:35  /  22:35

    Saturday & Sunday
    • 05:15  ........  13:35  /  14:35  /  15:05  /  16:35  /  17:05  /  18:20  /  19:35  /  20:05  /  21:35  /  22:35

1st  Type on calendar the day of your tour

2nd  Type the number of participants

3rd Select the pick-up place

  • "En tu coche - With your car" ( if you are driving your car to Los Llanos de Aridane)  ........................ price  12 € per person
  • "Santa Cruz de La Palma" (if you don't have a vehicle and you want us to drive you)  .........  price  24 € per person

  More than 14 people? Contact us directly for group rates.