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TOUR TO THE CRATER OF THE NEW VOLCANO
Come and meet with us the new volcano of La Palma! A unique experience in the company of a qualified guide who will tell you the story of the volcanic eruption that made the island of La Palma known to the whole world.
know the capital of the island
SANTA CRUZ DE LA PALMA
We will go in to the history of its foundation, we will experience together the main historical and cultural events that have taken place in the last 500 years. You will discover the squares, churches, monuments, castles and libraries.
DISCOVERING THE LAURISILVA
Imagine suddenly finding yourself in a subtropical forest with trees over 20 meters high, giant ferns, mushrooms and deep ravines. Where the birds will guide us with their songs, immersed in a thick fog that will take us to enchanted places … all here in the Canary Islands and at any time of the year.
NATIONAL PARK OF THE CALDERA DE TABURIENTE
Fantastic excursion in the Caldera de Taburiente National Park with an official tourist guide who will reveal all the secrets of this unique place in the world! We will be surprised by the presence of water, with exuberant streams, impressive waterfalls and ponds where you can take a refreshing bath.
CUSTUMIZED HOLIDAY TOUR
DISCOVER LA PALMA ISLAND WITH A PRIVATE GUIDE
We prepare personalized itineraries for groups or single travelers based on your level, your passions and desires always accompanied by certified official guides.
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Independent hiking on La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierrro
31 Aug Independent hiking on La Palma
Independent hiking on La Palma
Independent hiking on La Palma allow you to decide where to go and what to see. Even though the hikes on La Palma are well signed, we provide you with detailed instructions and maps. Impossible to get lost with this during your tours. Nevertheless, if you have any doubt or problem, we stay in touch with you and help you faced with any possible emergency.
The island offers many options to be discovered by foot. Routes with different difficulties on treks through huge diversity of landscapes. In the center of La Palma appears a great erosion crater converted into National Park. The Caldera de Taburiente. And in the south of the island extends a spectacular mountain range of recent volcanic activity – the Volcano Route.
However, the north part of La Palma seems more interesting for us. The north remains the rural originality of yesteryear with lush areas. Here we can find spectacular laurel forest with huge fern plants. And in the forest of Los Tilos beautiful waterfalls at the Springs of Marcos and Cordero. In the western part of the island you can discover are more sunny landscape. In january and february almond blossom is covering white the whole surface of this area of the island.
The trail network of La Palma is approved by the mountaineering federation. All treks are well signed and permit realizing individual hiking on La Palma. The routes run on old royal roads which in ancient times connected the little villages of the island. Today, these trails permit to walk from one spot to the other and discover on your own the huge diversity of such a small island. The whole north part of La Palma is cutted by great ravines (barrancos). Therefore its hiking trails are rough and steep. But in the south of the island the landscape is more soft due to the recent volcanic activity. Therefore hiking trails are more gradual in this part.
The surface of La Palma is just about 706 square meters. In this little area 11 municipalities form a group, each one connected by different hiking trails. But in many cases, to walk from one to another takes not more than 2 or 3 hours.
Walking Hotels on La Palma
Even though there are a few turistic areas with different types of accomodations, La Palma offers little remote rural hotels. These little hotels and lodgings have limited availability and it is necessary to book in advance. In Natour we take care of organizing and booking all necessary accomodations for your individual hiking program. We also organize the different transfers, for you as support if necessary and for your luggage.
Find inspiration in the different trekking programs we suggest. Of course, these programs can be modified and adapted to your preferences or necessities; also depending difficulty or length of each route.
Do not doubt, if you like to enjoy individual hiking, in this summer La Palma is the best option!
Spain Travel Diary – Day 15 – La Palma
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04. 2012 – La Palma (Santa Cruz de la Palma)
In the morning we had to get a car , for which we paid 93 € for 3 days at the airport upon arrival. The high, as for us, prices of the well-known Canarian company “Cicar” managed to compensate a little by using the free service to deliver the car to the hotel. Right at the reception, the keys to the 2011 Opel Corsa were received, which turned out to be more powerful than the previous two rented cars, but at the same time ate an excessive amount of gasoline, especially moving uphill. nine0003
Our car on La Palma
Having gained freedom of movement, we immediately set off to explore the island, as always, stopping at interesting places.
A certain well
The roads here are steeper and more winding than on the other two islands I don’t know at what height this road was laid, but at a certain moment dense clouds were already hanging under us – the view is simply amazing. nine0003
Road above the clouds. La Palma
When Opel climbed to the very top, we saw a snow-white observatory with huge dishes. Immediately after the observatory, the descent begins, down to a large fork, where we had to turn left.
The next stop was the small town of El Pueblo . Here we left our car and went light on the 10-kilometer trekking . Here it is on the map. The trail is well marked, paved with stones in places and was rated as medium-difficult. The difficulty was added by the loss of altitude of almost a kilometer and then its same set: from El Pueblo we went down to the ocean itself and then went up, but to another town – El Jesus . The route is laid along the slopes scorched by the sun, which offer excellent views of the ocean.
City of El Pueblo. La Palma
At the very beginning of the route we were surrounded by trees that I identified as almond . Evidence of my words was soon found: along the road there were snack stops for tourists with stones and a bunch of nutshells. We decided to keep up the tradition and started cracking the found nuts, as in early childhood, eating their core. Then we met avocado plantation – never seen how these fruits grow before. Under the fence lay recently fallen ripe fruits and, after a little gathering, we replenished the supply of avocados until the end of our stay on the island. For some time the trail ran through the gardens of local residents, where we found a strange fruit tree, densely dotted with unusually tasty sweet and sour small yellow fruits . We did not understand what it was, but on this day we felt like small children who for the first time learn what and how grows on a tree. nine0003
This is how an avocado grows
Islanders’ vegetable gardens
Trekking on La Palma
Tired of the time we returned to the car In a small shop, a rack with pastries from a local pastry chef was found – in a couple of minutes I was already standing at the checkout with a pie made from natural ingredients and a shelf life of 5 days worth 3€.
We drove back along another, more even road, through numerous towns and villages surrounded by banana plantations – this was the road that skirted the National Park from the south. Before returning to the hotel, we stopped at the Hiper Dino in Santa Cruz, where we made the purchases planned the day before, without fear for their delivery. A delicious dinner and a couple of glasses of sangria quickly took our last strength – we went to bed. nine0003
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LaPalma22: results: enka_letka — LiveJournal
We returned home on Tuesday evening, but there are so many things to do at home that there is absolutely no time for a blog, although I made a collage of various memorable photos taken during the week on La Palma a long time ago. I’m not sure if we will have time to write about this trip in more detail, but for me it was the very first trip, about which I wrote a small livejournal entry with photos every day through a mobile application. Usually on trips, if the Internet allows, I post photos on Instagram and very briefly write something in English, and here there was an unprecedented amount of text in Russian for me. In principle, it turned out to be quite convenient. nine0002 So: our week trip to La Palma as a threesome went well, although, to be honest, after a full four days we got bored. The island is quite small (45 by 27 km), we had a removable car from the small German company Monta Cars, in which we traveled there (about 700 km in total), and the rest went on foot. If we went for a longer period, then it would definitely make sense to sail or fly away for part of the days, for example, to Homer. Do we still want to go to La Palma? No, we have nothing else to do there, it’s better then to some unfamiliar island of the archipelago, and even better somewhere else, we really love new places. Did you like it? Yes, it was normal and actually quite budgetary (I’ll tell you about this separately). nine0003
Due to the recent volcanic eruption (September-December 2021), some roads, towns and attractions are generally closed and signs are placed that the hot zone, gas emissions and you can’t even stop. The most famous caves of the island are now buried under lava, and it was a shame, because we really like to climb into the caves and you can even say “we are accumulating kovis”. Some of the paths in other places are also under repair, for example, the descent to the beach with a cave connected to the ocean, Playa de Nogales is closed for reconstruction. Volcanoes on the island, of course, are full! And S., as a great lover of geology and especially volcanoes, was delighted! From below, the island makes a rather uncomfortable impression due to black beaches, ubiquitous rather scary banana plantations (the main product of the island), very shabby houses and piles of sheds / garbage. The capital of the island of Santa Cruz, on the outskirts of which we lived, turned out to be the ugliest place on the island. In other towns and villages it was still more pretty. Because of the corona, many cafes on the island went bankrupt and closed, and therefore in many places you can’t even dine anywhere, you had to carry food with you from home. And in principle, the tourist infrastructure is not very well developed, it is not for nothing that this island is called the non-tourist Canary Islands. Even where there were information centers in tourist areas, it was still often very, very bad with infrastructure, and even there it seemed like a luxury to find a cafe. Most of the roads on the small island are serpentine, which made both of us terribly sick, so much so that by the end of the trip, it was only when I saw our car that I started to feel sick in advance. We lived on a very narrow street with such a slope that it was impossible to start at the house, but we had to go down to a flat area for a U-turn. nine0002 3 out of six days were very pedestrian and we walked almost 30,000 thousand steps on each of them. And since that’s exactly the kind of sport I did on this trip, this entry is a good fit for the #10 results. It was very lucky that there were 3 pairs of trekking poles in the rented house, they helped me. Two days out of six were not sunny, and one of them was so foggy that you could not see anything at all, and we went a second time to the observatories on Mount Los Muchachos, because at least something was visible from above! I swam twice: once spontaneously right in a sports top and thongs in a natural pool near the rock of San Domingo (and this is my best memory of the island!) and once again with Grazhina on the black beach of Charco Verdes. On the first full day we wet our feet in the middle of the track in the caldera de Tamburiente. It was there that our photos were taken in honor of the sixteenth wedding anniversary. nine0003
For all the time we were only once in a restaurant: we had lunch on the very first day of arrival in a cafe. And once more we had coffee with Grazhina on the salt marshes. The rest of the time we cooked at home. I ate a lot of “Bourgos cheese” (queso fresco) as usual, and taught Gr. love him too. We lived in El Abuelo (grandfather’s) rented house, found through the vacation rental website check24.de. The hostess of Joseph’s house turned out to be incredibly similar to Sonya, Christian’s mother. She spoke only Spanish (and our rental site warned about this), and I was surprised to realize that almost a year of classes in Duolingo had brought me a lot. Yes, I have been speaking a little Spanish for a long time, ever since my first trip to Santiago de Compostela in 2011. But now I can speak much better and understand much more. And most importantly, I started to make phone calls in Spanish and be able to ask what I need and agree with the interlocutor who does not see me and cannot but guess that I may not understand him well. I was really very happy! This is an important result of the trip for me! nine0003
From the trip I brought 4 of my first Spanish pins to the collection: 2 were bought at a flea market from a German grandmother and two more were found for me by Gr. in Santa Cruz. In addition, for the first time, I brought home 3 small packs of 70 g each of Burgos goat cheese, a small pack of jamon (it just remained unopened), a few different leftovers like seeds, half a bittersweet chocolate or leftover coconut flakes. They also brought a papaya that I picked from a tree in the garden of our house unripe last weekend. In an unripe form, the papaya reached Rostock and then ripened very quickly. Got it cut yesterday and it was great! In addition to papaya, we brought a shoot of coastal succulent, we want to germinate and plant it. And then we will not only have cacti from Tenerife grown from the seeds of a cactus fig, but also one more guest from the Canary Islands. On La Palma, I threw away my trekking sandals, their soles fell apart. Sandals have served me very well and have supported me on many trips. nine0003
The Condor airline, which collects extra money for everything, including hand luggage (!), never measured or weighed our luggage, although we expected it to. And our passports were looked at only once: when boarding a flight from La Palma, and even then they only compared the first and last name with the ticket. On the way there, we slept all 5 hours, and on the way back I still had time to read “Skin” by Nekrasova. We took food on the plane with us, and it was right, because the menu was generally everything only with gluten. nine0003
The days went like this:
9.08 (Tue and 6900 steps): drove from Rostock to Hamburg in their car to a parking lot near the airport, already at 4:30 they were there. We got to the airport on the shuttle, then there was a flight, at 11 o’clock we were on La Palma, took the car, went to check into the house. After that, we dined in the city center, went to the nearest lookouts. Bought from HyperDino.
10.08 (Wed & 29500 steps): The 16th wedding anniversary was celebrated with a track in Caldera de Tamburiente! We drove to the parking lot at the bottom of the “caldera” and climbed to the Mirador de los Brecitos lookout in a taxi for fifty dollars for five. From the lookout we walked down through the center of the “caldera” and then along the river to the parking lot. nine0003
11.08 (Thursday and 14000 steps): wandered around the observation mountains of Los Muchachos (the highest point of the island on the edge of the “caldera”), where they reached by car and at the gamma telescopes. In the town of Puntagora in Spara, we bought some products like jamon, cheese, olives, and only around 5:30 pm we finally had a “lunch”, sitting on the sports ground. Then we went to the north of the island to the rock of Santa Domingo. I quickly took a dip in the natural pool, where the water was very calm and warm enough.
12.08 (Fri and 7000 steps): we tried to get into the caves, but they were closed due to the eruption of an as yet unnamed volcano at the foot of the Cumbre Bieja system in September-December last year. We looked at the fresh lava fields, and how the lava flowed or swallowed some houses and flowed into others and surrealistically sticking out of windows and doors. Some of the villages are completely closed to tourists, and some of the roads are still not working. Only one road closer to the sea is open. S. saw that there, despite the very large number of prohibition and warning signs at the entrance, there was no sign that only residents were allowed to pass through. Therefore, we drove through fresh lava, which in some places has not yet cooled down and emits gases. We were able to get to the beach in Charco Verde, where we had lunch with food that we brought with us, me and Gr. swam in the ocean on black sand. After that, we went to look at the San Antonio volcano almost at the southernmost tip of the Cumbre Bieja system. The day ended at Cape Fuencaliente, where salt is mined. We walked with pleasure and looked at the salt marshes, bought souvenirs in the shop and even (lo and behold!) There was a cafe there and we drank coffee. nine0003
13.08 (Sat and 27700 steps): we went to the reserve Cumbra Vieja (Old Peak) on the track “volcano road”. We walked 20 km and about 30,000 steps, and S. actually more, because he was the only one running to distant volcanoes while I sat on the needles in the shade and leaned on Spanish in Duo. That. he climbed the highest point of Cumbre Bieh for the first time. G. did not travel with us, she had a meeting with a German who, according to data, has been living on the island for a long time.
08/14 (Sun and 3500 steps): after a full four days on the island of La Palma, we sadly realized that there was nothing more to do here and we were bored. Moreover, the weather is foggy, as luck would have it, so you won’t really see anything anywhere 🙁 we tried to drive to the caves by the sea, but the roads are wet and very steep, so it was dangerous to go there, and because of the fog it’s also useless We stopped at a couple of lookouts, including the famous Mirador del Time, but there was not much to see.Again, we went to the very top and walked around the Los Muchachos neighborhood, sat on the rocks, chewed crunchies and looked at the mountains.I climbed onto the sign post. Gr. had a date with Frank again.0003
15.08 (Mon and 30400 steps): on our very last day of vacation on La Palma the weather was good again and we decided to go on a mountain track for the last time. We went by car to the parking lot of Fuente de los Roques and from there we walked another part of the road of volcanoes, and reached the highest point – Dreaming Mountain, which S. reached from the other side of the track 2 days before! We walked as many as 30,000 steps.