Bosque de Los Tilos

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Bosque de Los Tilos
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machinmad
Norwich, UK1,657 contributions
Tropical microcosm ...
Jan 2020
The coach ride from the capital was on small roads and very, very windy, as we hugged the coast. But when we turned off onto tiny single carriageway roads that I wouldn’t take a car down, my admiration for our coach driver increased 50 fold!

Once the bus parked (I use that term loosely) we tracked along a narrow, wet water channel, up the gorge to the waterfall. The local micro climate was definitely tropical, as evidenced by the lush vegetation.

Lots of hikers trek to this spot, I can see why. Worth a visit, if you’re in the area.
Written February 21, 2020
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albarnoss25
Poznan, Poland36 contributions
Great place, especially during ''la calima''
Feb 2020
We have done the 1.5 km- hike known as the Espigón Atravesado viewpoint ( via the PR LP 6). Its not too difficult to do, and I suffer from chronic back pains, etc. (keep in mind that some parts of it include going uphill...)
You will see the lovely flora on the way like the omnipresent laureles, tiles,ferns, etc

The visitor's Centre is worth checking out too-great photos with some information/description provided( plus a film to be watched on the spot as well). The guy who works there is very kind and helpful.

BTW, ....during my 2 visits to Los Tilos the popular waterfall route was closed on both occasions;) ,
1st time because of the broken tree, there were really oppressive hot winds from Sahara that come with the infamous '''calima'' that day ... the 2d time around the route was closed because George Clooney's film crew chose some parts of the route as a setting for his new Netflix movie.... just my luck...
Fun Fact no 3, I left the island on Saturday at 17:15 local time , Georgie landed at the La Palma airport 24 hours later...
Written February 17, 2020
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WillemHWindhoek
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia540 contributions
Overcrowded
Jun 2019 • Couples
We wanted to go here but were sent away because there was no parking space. From the outside iT looks Nice.
Written June 23, 2019
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kate
Australia53 contributions
Excellent day / half-day trip
Jun 2019 • Couples
We did three walks in this park. The first was the Mirador de las Barandas, just behind the visitor's centre. It's listed as 1.3km, but is a very challenging walk - 95% uphill on the way up, and also difficult on the way down (no railing and loose leaves on the ground). We're in our early 30s and pretty fit, but needed to have a couple of rest pauses on the way up
The view from the top is beautiful. The second walk was to the waterfall. Strangely (given it's the easiest and most accessible walk available) this walk isn't signposted, but if you walk down from the visitor's centre, on your right hand side as you turn the bend just near the restaurant, you'll pass some steps up. You can climb up these steps and find your way onto the path (as we did), but the easier way is to walk another 10-20 metres past the steps and on your right will be a path. You'll be able to hear the running water. It's a flat walk of about 5 mins, including part through a tunnel, to the waterfall. You can actually walk through the waterfall and keep walking for another 10-15 minutes and you'll go through some beautiful sections of the forest before ending up at a cliff with a small tunnel. We couldn't find a way to safely get up to the tunnel, but this extra walk was still worth doing and getting a bit wet passing through the waterfall for. This section is more challenging than the walk to the waterfall - you need to climb over a few rocks etc. The third walk we did was again away from the visitor's centre, probably about 500m down the road you come in on where there's a lot of cars parked and a big sign with walking routes. The actual walk isn't one of the routes on this sign, but is to the left up a large path wide enough for a car to drive along. To the left of the path is a smaller sign about this particular walk. It's numbered from 1 to 10 (although the numbering isn't evenly spaced and not sure what it represents) and is 2km to reach the lookout. Once you get up and through the tunnel, the first 3/4 of the walk is quite a moderate incline, going through some lovely scenery. It then becomes a bit steeper as you approach the lookout. When you see the number 10, you've not yet reached the lookout - turn left and go up some steps for another minute or two to get to the actual lookout. It took us about 35 minutes to get to the top, and the way down is obviously quicker!
Written June 1, 2019
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Simon W
Brighton, UK8 contributions
So relaxing
May 2018 • Couples
A beautifully relaxing walk, incredibly refreshing. Plenty of birds, mice & lizards to see along the routes. A great walk.
Written April 6, 2019
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TokyoMaxim
Brussels, Belgium24 contributions
Crisp air and tunnels during PR LP 6
Dec 2018 • Family
We went to the Los Tilos Visitor’s Centre (can be found on google maps) and left our car 500 m before the Visitor’s Centre at the start of the PR LP 6 hike.

There are two options here:

Option 1: just start hiking. You follow the PR LP 6 trail through the forest. After 50 minutes you cross a bridge over an empty river and then it starts to get serious. You follow a path with numerous steps. The ascent is quite hard and you go from 300-400m (Visitor’s Centre) to 1400m. This takes approximately 3 hours for 9 km of hiking upwards. Along the way there is a part which is more open, where you can have stunning views (Mirador de los Espejos), followed by an absolutely beautiful part through the river bed (dry when we went, on Dec 24th) and the lush vegetation. Finally you will arrive at Naciente de Cordero. This one is quite small and here a little water canal starts that will run along the walking path. You pass through tunnel 13. A bit further is the Naciente de Marcos which is more wild and fun to see. Next one is tunnel 12. You will definitely get wet in this one! It is necessary to bring headlamp / torch and very useful to bring a rain jacket. There are 11 more tunnels, from 15 metres up to approximately 340 metres. Watch your head in some tunnels… After the last tunnel (tunnel nr. 1), you reach Case del Monte (a closed hut), this is where the annoying part starts. You have to walk a long way down to Las Lomadas near the sea, where you can finally take a taxi back to the Visitor’s Centre (€12.75/taxi we paid).
Don’t underestimate this hike! Hiking shoes, water, food, appropriate clothing, torch / headlamp, rain jacket, maybe hiking sticks to support your knees during the descent.
We walked 6 hours in total with food breaks and photo stops.
Don’t start hiking after 12.00 or you’ll end up in the dark maybe…
Highly recommended activity in La Palma!

Option 2: Take a taxi from the Visitor’s Centre to Casa del Monte. Takes about 45 minutes but costs €120 per taxi! You can share this taxi with other people though (up to 6 to 8 people). We were at the Visitor’s Centre at 11.00 and waited until 11.45 for other people but no one joined. Since we did not have enough money, we started walking (see option 1). The last taxi leaves at 12.00 or 12.30. If you take the taxi to Casa del Monte, you do the hiking in the opposite direction to option 1: Casa del Monte - tunnels - Naciente de Marcos - Naciente de Cordero - Visitor’s Centre.

A good website with map is the Senderos de La Palma website (list of footpaths - short distance footpaths - PR LP 06)
Written December 26, 2018
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Paul B
London, UK289 contributions
Totally different !!
Oct 2018 • Couples
The south is lava flows - the centre is pine forests - this is a wonderful walk through primeval rain forests! Lots of choices of hikes but the easy one up to the Mirador across the valley is well worth it!
Written October 21, 2018
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Sarracenia
Norman, OK1,717 contributions
Los Tilos visitor center should be a stop for all visitors
Jun 2018 • Couples
The area of Los Tilos has a number of trails though the moist Laurisilva forest. If you are coming from La Palma you will find some of the trails and parking lot before you get to the visitor center. The visitor center is worth visiting ideally before you hike because they have quite a bit of information not only about trails and hikes, but also the exhibits have a fair amount of information about the flora and fauna of the area. There are bathrooms at the visitor center as well as a picnic area. There are a couple of trails as well. Check their closing times and plan accordingly.
Written September 24, 2018
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Maz1211
Bromley, UK26 contributions
Great Walks
Aug 2018 • Couples
My husband and I visited this place last week during our stay on La Palma- we parked on the road before the visitors centre- be careful if park next to the cliff faces as a car did get hit by a rock- luckily a small one!
We went on a walk that started next to a little hut. I would say it was a relatively easy walk- although it was quite steep at times- the track was wide and the route was very easy to navigate. We went right to view point which was marked as number 10. It was amazing and so beautiful. It took us about 2 and a bit hours to walk from the car up to the view point and back.
Only took us about 45 minutes to drive there from our resort in Los Cancajos, near Santa Cruz. Before we went I was worried we wouldn't find it but it was well sign posted from the road!
Written August 16, 2018
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lgmorris
London, UK54 contributions
Truly amazing
Aug 2018 • Family
We visited this beautiful rain forest and can recommend that you visit this outstanding place. It’s full of natural beauty, a must see!
Written August 10, 2018
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