Whether you prefer the mountains or the sea, at the highest point of La Palma, you will have the chance to see both. The sea of clouds is an incomparable sight.
LOS TILOS WATERFALL
Los Tilos, declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, is an explosion of biodiversity that captivates at first sight. A quiet, inoffensive jungle that would appear to never have been penetrated by sunlight. Within this lush, primitive forest, which extended all over the planet millions of years ago, the Los Nacientes de Marcos y Cordero loop trail (PR LP 6) akes you to the majestic waterfall in Los Tilos, also known as “del Mulato”. Close your eyes and relax for a few seconds as you listen to the sound of the water. You can even get under it if you like!
ROQUE DE LOS MUCHACHOS
We start out along a trail (GR 131/ E7) rooted in tradition and climb up tpwards the highest surprise. We stop before spectacular views of the island, which we will never forget. Here, under one of the cleanest skies in the world, is the Roque de los Muchachos Astronomical Observatory.
MAR DE NUBES
We get to the highest point on La Palma, from where we can admire the beauty of the sea of clouds. This phenomenon is created by the force of the trade winds colliding against the island's hillsides. They arrive full of humidity and roll up over the peaks. It makes you want to take a swim in the clouds, doesn't it?
MAKE A NOTE OF THIS TIP/RECOMMENDATIONS
- You can visit the observatory by both day and night with no advance booking. If you decide to stay and see the stars, bring warm clothing and provisions.
- Trail GR - 131 crosses the island's peaks and connects the Ruta de los Volcanes with the crest of the Caldera de Taburiente.