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Caldera de Taburiente National Park

Address: La Palma, Spain
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Ranked #2 of 44 things to do in La Palma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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Gatineau
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96 reviews 96 reviews
39 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We did the El Mirador de La Cumbrecita hike and it was a wonderful walk in the forest and then back to the parking on logging road. The views during the hike were great. During the hike on the logging road there are information panels which can give some interesting information about the hiking trail and the region.

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Witney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We walked for several miles along the rim of the crater, and it is a wonderful experience if you are fit enough. Boots and walking poles are recommended, and you should be aware that the atmosphere at 8000 feet can make you a bit breathless. Not to be missed if you can manage it, but do try to choose a... More 

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Stromness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We did an excellent hike here in September 2014. We didn't go to the main tourist centre of the park, but drove through Los Llanos to the "Caldera" along some twisty mountain roads. It is signposted so not too difficult to find. On arrival at the car parking we were met by a German tour guide that told us where... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The National Park is well organised to provide access to both the rim of the Caldera and the ravine through reasonably priced taxis and well-marked footpaths. The Visitor Centre near El Paso has an excellent display explaining the formation of the Caldera and island as a whole. It has a good-sized car park and is on the aim bus routes... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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30 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Extraordinary place to see. Fantastic views, if you like nature, you can see everything you like: rocks, stones, trees, flowers, fantastic clouds, incredible views and much more, depending on your preferences. We visited a place called La Cumbrecita, which is easily accesible by car or taxi, then there is a lot of paths and trails for anybody, from easy walks... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Breathtaking Canyon for free. Good acces from the lovely city Los Llanos der Aridane. You can walk (one and half hour) or reach it by car (20 min). Interesting hikes to do along a small clear little river. but mind it when it is raining. Flowers, trees, rocks and river for free.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Fantastic view ! We were very lucky on that day- sunny and warm in January but quite windy on the top.

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Kent, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Our main reason for visiting La Palma was to walk in the caldera, and we weren't disappointed. Our first visit was from the El Paso visitor centre. We had a 30 minute wait before we were able to drive up to the small car park at La Cumbrecita. We aren't experienced walkers, but found the round trip out to the... More 

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Chertsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We went on an organised trip which included a informative guide within the Grand Tecan, the world's largest infrared telescope. The journey up to the telescope array was long with many hairpin bends but the scenery was stunning, going up through the clouds and surrounded by beautiful Canadian pine trees. We were lucky with the weather at the top... a... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I will tell you of our experience so you do not make the mistakes we did. We decided to pay a visit to the Taburiente Caldera due to the stunning photos and many reviews that make it sound like a walk in the park. We arrived at the road prior to the official car park where we found a taxi... More 

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