Volcan de San Antonio, Fuencaliente de la Palma

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Rising 650 m (2,132 ft) above sea level, Volcan de San Antonio provides a striking reminder of the Canary Islands’ volcanic and geological legacy. Hike along the rim of the crater for views of the ocean and surrounding island terrain, as well as the nearby mountaintop village of Fuencaliente. Explore the signposted paths and viewing areas along the way. Visit the site’s visitors’ center for information about the island’s formation and the history of the volcano, which last erupted in 1677. Grab a traditional Spanish cafe con leche at the center’s cafe and gift shop. Parking is available at the site, which can also be reached by public transportation. The crater trek can occasionally be uneven and bumpy, so those with mobility problems should exercise caution. To visit Volcan de San Antonio and get the most from your holiday in Fuencaliente de la Palma, create itinerary details personal to you using our Fuencaliente de la Palma travel itinerary maker.
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  • If you want to get to the top of a volcano without much effort this is the one. The top isn't that much higher than the entrance to the visitor centre. The big drop is on the other side. The top is on...  more »
  • Extremely interesting to see inside the crater and watch fresh growth take root there. Winds blow you off your socks and the views in any direction are absolutely stunning.  more »
  • Leave the car in the parking lot very close to where the path starts that runs along the crater of the volcano. The facilities are mimetised with the environment. Are simple and in its interior you report audiovisually of the spot and the history of this part of the island and its volcanoes. Simple and very educational. The road that borders the crater is safe and enjoying wonderful views. The hillside with vineyards that reach the sea. More banana under white fabrics and the Teneguía volcano a little further down. Is can see perfectly the "enlargement" of lava in the coast. Inside the volcano there are pine trees that give you a curious and color appearance. If the day is clear the islands of el Hierro and La Gomera, as well as the coast you can see up to Los Llanos. A real adventure to go by this volcano. Must-see
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  • Beautiful super site, historical and geological significance of the island.
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  • Always charming walk by the side of a volcano
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  • Great views! Easy to reach. The LP2 from El Paso to the volcano is very nice.
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  • The adjacent Museum is a typical volcano Museum, as seen from other volcanoes, but very nicely done. For those who like gadgets, there's even a virtual, body-driven flight over the area. The Outlook is indescribably beautiful and from the volcano crater.
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  • Currently, the visitor center shows a very interesting exhibition about the volcanism in the Canary Islands.
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