A national park with Canarian pines in the Isla Bonita
Photos simply cannot do justice to the spectacular sight of this eight-kilometre-wide cleft that reaches depths of up to one and a half kilometres, covered by dense Canarian pine woods, and criss-crossed with deep ravines: you just have to see it in person. The Caldera de Taburiente National Park in the centre of the island of La Palma is the number one attraction of the island known as “La Isla Bonita” (“The Beautiful Island”), a Unesco Biosphere Reserve. Here, nature guards a valuable treasure of geological and biological diversity.
Caldera de Taburiente, the best place to visit in La Palma
Excursions to see the night sky, walks that take you through the heart of island, bathing under colourful waterfalls – the list of what to do and see in La Palma is very long. One thing is true, to discover the secrets of Taburiente you have to put on your boots and enter the park via one of the signposted trails among the enormous Canarian pines. Alternatively, you can visit the modern visitor centre in El Paso and afterwards approach the edge of the crater from the superb viewpoint at La Cumbrecita.