Caldera de Taburiente
The heart of the astonishing National Park is the Caldera de Taburiente itself, is a glorious hiking in La Palma.
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.