A huge "garden" under the stars
On the Canary Island of La Palma, nicknamed "the Green Island", Caldera Taburiente awaits your visit. Named for the volcanic crater that occupies 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 real oasis in which leafy forests coexist with the breathtaking views that the peaks of La Palma offer, making it an unforgettable setting.
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. Similarly, from the Caldera you can 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
At the Caldera de Taburiente visitor centre you can find practical information such as leaflets, routes and maps. The park offers several marked paths. PR LP 13, the most popular path, which starts at Los Llanos de Aridane or, for a shorter alternative, at the Brecitos natural viewing point. You get the feeling of entering the cone, protected by its enormous circumference. The route continues to the park's natural exit, the Barranco de las Angustias, and areas like the famous Cascada de Colores. Map of Caldera de Taburiente National Park
Don't leave without...
You can stay overnight at the Caldera de Taburiente National Park. You will need the right permit and must only stay for the nights specified. Bear in mind that you must take all the necessary material (tent, sleeping bag, food, etc.).If for some reason you cannot enter the National Park, you can also get panoramic views at the Cumbrecita natural viewing point, accessible by car (time slot subject to authorisation). From here, you can walk small routes, like Lomo de las Chozas.You can also get an impressive view of the National Park from Roque de los Muchachos or any natural viewing point along the road such as Los Andenes. You will feel the park's majesty at your feet. Here you find the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory. Its telescopes are well worth a visit but the public is not allowed in at the moment. Roque de los Muchachos cannot be accessed at night because this is a work area. And don't forget the modern visitor centre to find out everything about the area.Along the LP-4 road, which takes you to this point – the highest on the island, between Pico de la Nieve and the turnoff for El Roque – you can enjoy beautiful sunsets but, above all, starry nights. 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.