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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  • Both the ride through the Valley of the caldera than even the prospect of the Roque de Los Muchachos were breathtaking.
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  • Caldera is La Palma's gold treasure. Take a trip and see it inside! I took a tour with Natour from Los Cancajos, and I can recommend it as well. 
  • We got ataxi to the becoris path, which although sounds a lot at 50 euros per taxi,shared between 5 this is well with it. The 20 minute drive up is nervwewrexking, but thee driver knows the road well,...  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