Caldera de Taburiente national park

La Caldera del Taburiente is one of Spain´s top National Parks. Its name refers to a Caldera or volcanic crater caused by a violent eruption. This, however, does not seem to be the case of La Caldera de Taburiente! Located in the isle of La Palma

The Caldera is La Palma’s top tourist attraction for good reasons. It is so massive that a local tale described the creation of Tenerife as a result of the explosion of La Caldera de Taburiente. Tales aside, the Caldera seems to be the result of erosion on a series of volcanic cones. Erosion has merged those cones together.

Caldera de Taburiente national park

Top things to see in La Caldera de Taburiente

The typical Canarian pine tree dominates the landscape of La Caldera. The most interesting part of the park is called El Barranco de las Angustias. El Barranco is a ravine located at 2,000 meters high and with the shape of a horseshoe. It has 0ver 8 kilometers of diameter and offers stunning views.
The park has over a hundred springs of water that lead to a good number of waterfalls. The most famous of these is the Cascada de dos Colores (the two clour waterfall).
A good number of hikes are available and the best way to learn about them is from the information point at La Cumbrecita area. From La Cumbrecita very simple hikes start and they offer viewpoints with spectacular views of La Caldera.

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