The viewpoint of Taburiente National Park
If the Caldera de Taburiente (caldera = crater) were a huge auditorium created by nature itself, the Cumbrecita Viewpoint would be the best seat in the house. This natural balcony occurs at the end of a narrow valley that suddenly stops short and hangs before the abyss of the crater, a breath-taking natural basin with a diameter of six and a half kilometres, right in the centre of the island of La Palma. The views of this immense valley and its dozens of ravines covered in pine are simply unforgettable.
See a waterfall of clouds in La Palma
La Cumbrecita Viewpoint is within the Caldera de Taburiente National Park. Therefore, access by car is only permitted by pre-booking a parking space in the car park at the viewpoint. You can also stop by the excellent visitors’ centre in El Paso and reserve a parking space there. On the road up to the viewpoint, you’ll be met with hypnotising waterfalls of clouds as they fall over the spine of this island, which has been designated a Unesco Biosphere Reserve. Several well-maintained walks start out from the viewpoint, forming a network of trails into the park.