A huge "garden" under the stars
On the Canary Island of La Palma, nicknamed "the Green Island", Caldera Taburiente awaits your visit. It is named after the volcanic crater that takes up the central area of the island. The crater contains a unique ecosystem where the water produces lush vegetation in the lower part of the National Park. A true oasis, where leafy forests add to the impressive views of the La Palma summits, creating unforgettable scenery.
Caldera de Taburiente National Park
It is situated on the island of La Palma (Canary Islands).
La Palma (Canary Islands)
What you need to know
What you will find
Caldera de Taburiente forms a natural shelter where trees like the Canary Island Pine and plants like St John's Wort have been rooted for thousands of years. There are also laurel forests, subtropical vegetation frequently found in the Canary Islands, which contrast starkly with the higher parts of the island and their volcanic landscapes. From Caldera you can also enjoy some of the best views of the island. Viewpoints like La Cumbrecita or Los Andenes at more than 2,000 metres offer panoramic views of La Palma.
Routes around the Park
The Caldera de Taburiente visitor centre contains practical information like leaflets, routes and maps. There are 13 routes in the park, with over 1,000 kilometres of well-signposted trails. One of the most spectacular experiences is on Route 9, where you can climb up to the Roque de los Muchachos viewpoint, the highest point on the island. From there, you can delight in one of the best sunsets in the whole of the Canary Islands.Map of Caldera de Taburiente National Park
Don't leave without...
Roque de los Muchachos Observatory is well worth a visit. This observatory is the largest in the Northern Hemisphere and also houses the GranTeCan, the largest optical telescope in the world. The beautiful sunsets here will impress you, but more than anything else, the starry nights are simply spectacular. Thanks to Caldera's land formation, the clouds act as a natural screen against the city lights, leaving a clear night sky filled with stars for you to enjoy.You can also take a trip to Los Tilos forest. You will find the largest accumulation of laurisilva in La Palma and the whole of Europe. Exploring this laurel forest is like travelling back in time, a fascinating experience through trees that have been abundant here for many years.Nature is not the only attraction of La Palma. Save a day to explore Santa Cruz de La Palma, the island's capital. Its old quarter is a gem, full of Renaissance buildings. Built during the height of commercial trade with the Americas, it is one of the most harmonious architectural sites in the Canary Islands.