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. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Los Llanos de Aridane trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • It is a really beautiful place, you can't go to La Palma without seeing it. There are several paths to get, you choose which best suits your physical possibilities. When you get it seems otherworldly, you feel like an Ant in a huge hole. It is beautiful, you can even swim in the stream that passes by it, is frozen but it is renewal. You must see it, because it cannot be explained with words.
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  • Nice walk through one of the largest craters in the world. The path to the campsite is easily passable. The last kilometers through the Gorge are strenuous but thereby be extra nice. Really a walk to recommend. Downside is that you do have with a taxi to Los Brecitos. Otherwise, there are still a few hours of walking near.
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  • We're hiking several hours have been. It was very impressive. At higher altitudes were visible unfortunately still the tracks of forest fires and to smell. In hot and dry periods, this area is also more likely to avoid.
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  • Absolutely stunning. Nice service with the taxi up to the mirador. The end was a bit more difficult because we didn't saw a lot of roadsigns. Great views
  • Phenomenal spot. I was lucky enough to be working in one of the telescopes and looking over that view everyday for a week was second to non. Never got bored if it, the clouds that sometimes settled in it may it mesmerising.
  • A gorgeous place for hiking, maybe one of the most beautiful area in the world! There is no need to say more, just pick a taxi from the parking down in the barranco de las Angustias to the mirador de los Brecitos, walk down to the playa de Taburiente. You can either stay here or walk up to the mirador de la cascada fondada and from there to the beautiful and peaceful hoya verde. Remember to return to the parking using the path along the rocque Idafe and the coloured creeks, meetin with the rio Taburiente at Dos acquas, and from there walk down through the barranco de las angustias. The way back from the playa Taburiente is more than twice as long as walking down from los bercitos, but it is absolutely marvellous. A breathtaking landscape!
  • 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!!!
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