"Parque Nacional de la Caldera de Taburiente" Isla de La Palma Things to Do Tip by sandysmith

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The Caldera de Taburiente, just a bit further on from the observatories, is a mammoth ring of summits stretching 8km in diameter, and dropping from 2000m at Roque de los Muchachos (2426m) down to Dos Aguas at the National Park's exit in Las Angustias Ravine. It is not volcanic crator but is actually the result of landslide, also known as seamount. When Volcanic islands like La Palma form and emerge from the ocean they begin to sink again under their own weight - the Caldera de Taburiente is mass subsidence. Here an amazing view caan be seen down into the Caldera - often you will drive through and up above the clouds into the clear air. When clear the view around is amazing - we had a vista of clouds hovering around the crater and across we could see Tenerife. There are trails around the rim and a bit further down in the Caldera - but remeber you have to climb back up and the air is thin!

Directions: No bus service comes up here so iits a choice of an excursion or car hire.
Website: http://reddeparquesnacionales.mma.es/parques/taburiente/index.htm

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  • Updated Dec 26, 2009
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