La Cumbrecita Viewpoint

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.
Altitude
1287 m
Landscape type
Natural
Protected space
Protected Landscape
Hiking trails
Interpretation center
Parking
Public transport
Localidad
El Paso

TENERIFE

TENERIFE

GRAN CANARIA

GRAN CANARIA

FUERTEVENTURA

FUERTEVENTURA

LANZAROTE

LANZAROTE

LA GRACIOSA

LA GRACIOSA

LA GOMERA

LA GOMERA

LA PALMA

LA PALMA

EL HIERRO

EL HIERRO
Sustainability
Sostenibilidad
- Never leave waste of any type lying around, including cigarette butts. Leftover food leads to a proliferation of rats and wild cats, which pose a serious threat to the fauna.
- Respect the animals. Do not bother them or feed them. If you see an injured specimen, you can call the emergency number: 112. Do not pick flowers or plants.
- Do not pick up or take away stones or any other item from the natural environment. And do not move them to pile them up into sadly famous 'towers'.
- Respect and look after the different items of public furniture (information panels, railings, seats, lighting, binoculars and telescopes, etc.).
- Respect the signposting along trails. Leaving the set paths and spaces causes damage to the environment and could also be dangerous for you and anyone with you.
- Try not to alter the peace of the environment with excessive noise (loud music, yelling, etc.).
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