Viewpoint at the summit of La Palma
The Roque de los Muchachos viewpoint is situated at the very top of La Palma, one of the best places in the world for astronomy. Laid out below is a breath-taking view of a giant volcanic crater 1,500 metres deep, covered in trees and with volcanic rocks in amazing formations. This area, declared a National Park, is an absolute must for anyone staying in La Palma. For those who suffer from vertigo it is best to prepare yourself beforehand for the magnitude of the visual spectacle.
Walking along the edge of the Taburiente crater
To better understand how this huge rift formed on the island of La Palma, you can visit the information desk in the Caldera de Taburiente National Park, next to the car park. If you wear appropriate footwear and take water and sun protection with you, you can walk part of the GR-131 trail, which runs around the edge of the crater (caldera). On cloudless days don't forget to take a photo of Tenerife, La Gomera and El Hierro hovering over the sea.