Hiking Tour Caldera de Taburiente
Area Santa Cruz de La Palma – opposite Hotel Holiday Time > 8.15h
Area Los Cancajos Hotels > 8.30h
Last meeting point, bus station Los Llanos de Aridane, opposite Lidl supermaket > 9.10h
Hotel Princess (min. 2 pax) > 7.30h
*If you are in a different location and are looking to join one of our tours, call us on +34 616 419 026 and we can tell you your closest pick up point.
This tour will finish today around 17.00h. +1h to Los Cancajos and Santa Cruz de La Palma +2h to Hotel Princess
The heart of the astonishing National Park in La Palma will be the best hike in La Palma, this hiking tour in Caldera de Taburiente itself, is a glorious tour in La Palma.
The best route to explore the National Park is hiking through the Caldera de Taburiente.
There is no doubt, the best route and path through the Caldera de Taburiente is the one that takes you from the Los Brecitos viewpoint to the parking place Las Angustias ravine in La Viña. An impressive and essential route if you decide to visit La Palma.
The plan is simple, walk and enjoy this tour. The best to do it is with Isla Bonita Tours. We pick you up in your hotel or in Los Llanos bus stop, it´s our last pick up place and we drive to the heart of La Palma. We hike and at the end of the day we bring you back to where you started.
Keep in mind that it is not possible to park at the Los Brecitos viewpoint and it´s not a meeting point, it´s only the start of our hike. Parking at this spot is not aloud.
Where and at what time do we meet?
This hike to Caldera de Taburiente needs of a long transfer therefor we need to meet early to be able to start early.
We have several meeting points so let us know where you are, then we can tell you the best meeting point and time. Keep in mind that your alarm clock needs to ring around 7am.
First meeting point will be Santa Cruz de La Palma around 8.15h.
We want to start the day early and avoid the hottest hours inside the path through the Caldera de Taburiente. The day will venture beautiful, the sky is usually blue on the west side of La Palma.
What shall I bring to this hiking tour in Caldera de Taburiente?
Thes best thins to do is to have a strong breakfast, it´s going to be a long day hiking. Pack some fruit, food and water for a long day out. Be aware that if you are staying in Santa Cruz you will be back around 18.30h aproximately.
You need to bring some good hiking clothing and a small jacket just in case. If you forgot your hiking shoes, good sport shoes with profile will also do, but never flat shoes please.
Where can we meet if we go with our own car and what time?
To all those clients that rather go with their own cars enjoying like this a bit longer your bed and breakfast we can meet in the bus station in Los Llanos de Aridane, on the side of supermarket Lidl at 9.15h. This is our final stop before we all go in our organice transport to Los Brecitos.
Remember that los Brecitos is only a viewpoint and the beginning of this hike in La Caldera de Taburiente, it´s not a parking place for all.
If we meet in Los Llanos we recommend you to arrive before 9am on weekdays and make an early visit to the farmer market where you can buy some very tasty “bocadillos” for your lunch on this hike.
“The road to Los Brecitos”
Here we go Caldera de Taburiente. Not an easy road but what a great views and challenging road.
The narrow roads will take us first to the bottom of the ravine and then up the other side to Los Brecitos. A road to remember. But what really caught our attention was the magnitude of this National Park, is huge. A massive erotion crater, so big that you can not imagine.
As we arrive in Los Brecitos, what a an amazing view, we have time to enjoy the view and to relax for a few minutes. Don´t forget to eat your banana hier.
From Los Brecitos to Taburiente and the camping area, we start hiking.
As we pointed out, the path from Los Brecitos begins at an altitude of 1,008 meters and runs between of Canarian pine trees, dodging ravines, some of which carried water, winding between slopes in what is a fairly comfortable path that lasts about 2,5 hours until reaching the camping area and by then we have covered 5.6 kilometers of distance.
This first section is suitable for any type of hiker and is very well signposted. Pure enjoyment. We start on the North part of the crater and we walk slowly slowly to the center of it.
Step by step we leave behind ravines with such curious names like “Cienpiés” ravine, “Piedras Redondas” ravine or the “Risco Liso” ravine. There is a main stop to be done and it´s at the view point of “Lomo Tagasaste”. It´s the first great opportunity to see the magnitude of this National Park, is huge. A massive erotion crater, so big that you can not imagine
As we get close to the center there we find a curious name once again, “Taburiente beach” saids on one of the signs. We only have to go for 1 more minute and then all becomes clear, a small river of really cold water runs at this point. It´s amazing to find out that from this mountains the island is able to produce so much water.
Great place by the way to jump in the water for a few minutes. We always make a stop at this place, the view is also unique.
The best route to explore the Caldera de Taburiente.
A massive erosion crater of 9km wide and surrounded by soaring rock walls. This caldera, is not a crater, volcanic activity was key in its creation but Scientists now agree that this was a majestically tall volcanic mountain, and that it collapsed on itself and also with the help of erosion we have this amazing tall-walled amphitheatre.
La Caldera de Taburiente is filled with streams, waterfalls and rugged peaks in which to walk through. Hike in Caldera de Taburiente through dense pine forests and the fascinating Cascada de Los Colores.
Setting out from Los Brecitos at 1,081 metres above the crater floor, our route began direction the center of the National Park, direction to Taburiente river bed. Above us, the mountainous outline of Roque de Los Muchachos stood jagged against the blue sky while around us, the Canarian pine trees shared their shade with us.
Once in Playas de Taburiente where a fast flowing river tumbles over small rock pools as it hurries along the valley floor, turning into joy. Here we have the first great view of how magestic and huge is this National Park of Caldera de Taburiente, what an amazina view!!!
Following the path we face a long kilometer of downhill serpentine path until we reach the river bed again. The route follow to a detour to a fork in the ravine. To the left the river ends in a small pool where we can bath in its clear waters. To the right, the river turns deep yellow and this one leads to La Cascada de Colores, another must visit place in the National Park.
After this visit we still have the long way down Barranco de Las Angustias until the parking area, a great hike along the river bed still in front of us to enjoy and discover…
Our recomendation for you is to bring for any tour good hiking or sport clothes and shoes with a good profile. It´s also a good idea to bring sun protection and a cup. Good warm jacket in winter and something against the rain, just in case!.
Do not forget ALWAYS to bring for the hikes water and food, as much as you need.
We also offer to our clients our wooden hiking sticks and if you have forgotten your shoes, you can always hire one of our comfortable walking boots.