Caldera de Taburiente National Park, La Palma
(4.8/5 based on 650+ 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
  • It is a highly recommended visit, very well organized, nice, very instructive. The guide was lovely, leaving us to look at all for solar telescopes, very didactic and knowing what he did. The views from the mountain, impressive.
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  • We went to the parking lot of the vines, next to the Plains. There a taxi not climbed up to the viewpoint of the Brecitos. Started the descent by the caldera of Taburiente, up to the point of information. We took less than two hours. Wonderful pine forests, and well-maintained paths. Then we went down the slope of the Repechón, until you reach the bed of the ravine of las angustias. We deviate to the waterfall of colours, which we love, following the course of the river we reached the car. In total we have five hours and media.pero was very much worth it.
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  • I liked it. The visitor center in El Paso is nice and staff is helpful on choosing your hike. We decided not to hike down in the caldera but took an advised for hour hike from the punto valencia. It w...  more »
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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