Caldera de Taburiente National Park, La Palma

(4.9/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • The beauty of this park is breathtaking. The exuberance of native flora, the towering pines, always surrounded by a bright green watered by clouds that fall through the mountains and are a true spectacle. The mountains make you little, and you can enjoy the silence, broken only by the chirping of the birds. See how the clouds enters the boiler is precious and you realize how quickly that will and the changing can be time in a single day. Did the last stretch, by the ravine of the Angustias. Wonderful tour!
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  • The caldera de Taburiente occupies large part of the island, and to visit it from different locations. The altitude of the Roque de los Muchachos, with the spectacle of the beckoning, the lush pine forests in and out of the crater, with its peculiar orography ravines, the viewpoints, the trails...
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  • We had a great guide that told us that much about the National Park and its origin. It's been very interesting, but the highlight was this prospect and the many green. It is really really really nice there.
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  • A good place to visit! Even if you do not want to spend much time there, do not miss the lower path when coming back from the La Cumbrecita viewpoint to the car park. I have to say, however, that if you are thinking about which place to visit (only one) - Caldera de Taburiente or Roque de los Muchachos - I would prefer Roque de los Muchachos.
  • Magical place, difficult to get there without a car. I recommend you to include La Palma in your plans to be able to appreciate such wonderful rocky walls.
  • 8000 ft above sea level, the views are incredible.
  • Great place for hiking
  • Simply amazing