... located northwest of the Canary archipelago, and covering an area of 706 km2, this is an island packed with contrasts.
The weather is reminiscent of spring throughout the year, and rainfall is moderate, so visitors can enjoy the exuberant beauty of the island in both winter and summer.
The island is divided into two very different geographical areas: the north is green and leafy, while the south, with recently-formed volcanoes, consists of an arid landscape where vegetation is scarce. In between there is a gigantic hollow area: La Caldera de Taburiente (which was declared a National Park in 1954). This is an enormous crater produced by thousands of years of erosion. It measures roughly 9 km in diameter, and is more than 1,800 meters (5,900 feet) deep. It is surrounded by high peaks, such as the Roque de Los Muchachos to the north, which is the highest point on the island, at 2,426 m (7,959 feet).
La Palma is criss-crossed by ancient trails. The old trails cross ravines and mountain ranges, and today these trails allow us to get close to those hidden, secluded locations which just cannot be reached by mechanical transportation, to enjoy the purest, most beautiful natural wonders of La Palma island.
In our magazine, we’d like to suggest the most inviting routes for discovering La Palma on foot. Through the pages of our magazine you will discover the most spectacular landscape: volcanic mountain passes, sultry meadows, deep ravines and spectacular cliffs.