Caldera de Taburiente National Park, La Palma

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Not actually formed by a meteor impact like a crater, Caldera de Taburiente National Park looks the part regardless. It measures 10 km (6 mi) across and 2 km (1.25 mi) deep. It has history, too: the indigenous inhabitants of the Canary Islands, the Guanches, made their last stand here. Both pine and the endangered local Juniper form the park’s forest. You’ll find a dozen or more hiking routes crisscrossing the terrain. As always, bring appropriate clothes, plenty of food and water, and inform the park staff if you’re going to attempt a difficult hike. Caldera de Taburiente National Park is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, El Paso Edition.
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  • August 17, 2017
    A national park that really worth to visit. The walk roof of the island done where you have one beautiful Vista after another. Really bother. It's what climbing but you will be rewarded. In addition, you will walk near the many telescopes that there are special. A walk through the caldeira is also the trouble but we have not done because of the distance (too far for the youngest).
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  • August 14, 2017
    The total distance of the boiler is a spectacular experience, only comparabla to any of the most beautiful (and hard) stages of the camino de Santiago. It is hard, they are almost eight hours of walking, from the top to get to the bottom of the Bco de Las Angustias, trails in slope, slopes, streams videos... etc, but the landscapes that are displayed are impressive, wooded mass of pines, ravines, cut, waterfalls and mountains streams. Camping and leisure sites. Be prepared to hike by mountain and equipped with water, little food and essential a bathing suit and shoes for water. Those who go to La Palma can not miss it.
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  • August 13, 2017
    The truth is what was a walk that we loved it; We left the car in the barranco de las Angustias, with a taxi climbed up to a height of almost 1100 meters, trails go down the boiler, always surrounded by trees, slopes and accompanied by towering mountains that surround the Caldera. When you reach the ravine is the cascade of colors, just have to deviate 500 MTS., is worth. Finally, it is worth spending a day at this impressive place. The only downside that I can put was the delay of the shared taxis, we were waiting for about 45 minutes, a shared taxi costs 51 euro.
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  • Caldera de Taburiente National Park is a stunning national park with ashy extinct volcanoes, impressive forests with rare plants and numerous colourful streams. Make sure to wear solid boots and old clothes when visiting. You should at least spend an entire or even several days to discover everything this magnificent park has to offer.
  • Its great to visit the Caldera. Its within easy reach from Los Llanos and well signposted. Need to look out for the white and yellow stripes that show the way. Plenty of them and white and yellow crosses showing the wrong way! Its very hilly out here so you do need a good level of fitness. For those of you that want to start from the Caldera there are taxis available from Los Llanos and wait there for your return. For around 8 euros per person. The landscape is truly magnificent. You should definitely visit but you will need to plan it to take all day. Go get out there!!!
  • One of the most beautiful and amazing places. I enjoy coming back here every few years
  • Very nice Area... although we had fog all over the 'caldera' it was beautiful. The nature all around is fantastic and we had a lot fun to walk from the 'endless' road up to the hills and the forest.
  • Beautiful panaromas the view is amazing and well worth the winding road up to the peak

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