La Palma, Canarias

Description

La Palma, Caldera de TaburienteLa Palma is a popular hiking destination as much as a popular sun destination. You may like both, and take advantage of the very good flight connections to the island. Most prominent feature is the huge erosion crater, Caldera de Taburiente, a National Park. Highest summit here is the Roque de la Muchachos, 2426 m.

The long side of the pear shaped island points to the south. This is where volcanic features are found which can be explored on foot; just follow the GR131 marked trail. By the way: this trail is also part of the European Long Distance Path E7.

The other GR on the island is the GR130, a circular walk around the island, more level than the GR130, connecting a series of villages.

In addition to the spectacular rocky mountainous center of the island, with its volcanoes and craters, the forests in the north and northeast are a second must-see. The trade winds from the north hit the island, the air is lifted, causing a zone of semi-perpetual clouds and mist. The green moist forests with large ferns and evergreen laurel trees, often hidden in steep ravines, are an oasis compared to the dry south. We mentioned the two GR's on the island. Apart from these, many regional or local routes, well-marked, give you the opportunity to explore these micro biotopes such as the steep barrancas on the north coast or the string of volcanoes on the south crest.

Check the complete list of Canary Islands.

Map

Hiking Trails Map Spain Islas Canarias

Hike Reports

  • Caminos de La Palma

  • Alejandro Martín Calle January 2014
  • Nuestro último viaje transcurrió por tierras de la Macaronesia. En enero del 2014 recorrimos aproximadamente 200 kms. de sus senderos. La isla de La Palma resultó ser un paraíso para el caminante, con senderos bien marcados, y aunque la topografí...
0
More hike reports…

Photo Albums


More photos albums…

Trails in this region

Books

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2020
  • Also available from:
  • Stanfords, United Kingdom
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
» Click to open
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2020
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2020
  • Wandelgids Walking on Gran Canaria | Cicerone
  • Guidebook describing 45 day walks on Gran Canaria, generally averaging 10 to 12km each. A long-distance coast-to-coast route on the GR131 is included, and shorter walks can be linked to form longer itineraries. One of the larger Canary Islands, Gran Canaria is a popular destination but offers many peaceful, rural areas perfect for walking. Read more
» Click to close
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2011
  • La Palma Wanderfuhrer 2011
  • Goede handzame wandelgids met duidelijke kaarten en informatieve tekst. watervast papier. La Palma ist die naturbelassenste Insel der Kanaren und eine der steilsten Inseln der Erde. Der regenreiche und immergrüne Norden ermöglicht Touren durch dschungelartige Wälder und verschlafene Bergdörfer. Neben den jahrtausendalten Drachenbäumen und dem... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
» Click to open
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2011
  • Wandelgids Hikeline La Palma | Esterbauer
  • Goede handzame wandelgids met duidelijke kaarten en informatieve tekst. watervast papier. La Palma ist die naturbelassenste Insel der Kanaren und eine der steilsten Inseln der Erde. Der regenreiche und immergrüne Norden ermöglicht Touren durch dschungelartige Wälder und verschlafene Bergdörfer. Neben den jahrtausendalten Drachenbäumen und dem... Read more
» Click to close
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2019
  • Also available from:
  • Stanfords, United Kingdom
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
» Click to open
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2019
  • Walking on La Palma: Including the GR130 and GR131 long-distance trails
  • Guide to walking on La Palma. In total 45 day walks are described ranging from 7 to 32km in length, and covering a wide variety of terrain. Although La Palma is one of the smaller Canary Islands, there are routes of all types from easy strolls to hands-on scrambling, from simple day walks to long-distance treks on rocky mountain paths,... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
  • Wandelgids Walking on La Palma | Cicerone
  • Guidebook to 45 walks and scrambles on La Palma in the Canary Islands, ranging from 7 to 31km. Some walks combine to complete the GR130 long-distance trail (eight days) and GR131 trail (three days). Areas explored include Santa Cruz and Buenavista. Contains a Spanish-English glossary. Read more
» Click to close
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Also available from:
  • Stanfords, United Kingdom
» Click to open
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • La Palma
  • This Rother Walking Guide to La Palma presents the hiker with a wide variety of entertaining tour suggestions incorporating every region on the island - the guide includes 112 colour photos and colour hiking maps at 1:50.000 or 1:100,000 scale, and an overview map for general planning at 1:250,000. From physically demanding excursions to the... Read more
» Click to close
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2018
  • Also available from:
  • Stanfords, United Kingdom
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
» Click to open
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2018
  • Mountain Walking in Mallorca: 50 routes in Mallorca`s Tramuntana
  • This guide describes 50 full and half-day walks in Mallorca`s mountainous northwest, in the stunning Serra de Tramuntana. Whilst the region promises breathtaking scenery and some fantastic walks, there is also some potentially challenging terrain, making guidance when choosing, planning and walking routes all the more valuable. Ranging from... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids Mountain Walking in Mallorca | Cicerone
  • Guidebook describing 50 full and half-day walks in Mallorca's mountainous northwest. Ranging from 5.5km to 24km, the routes showcase the outstanding natural beauty and mountain heritage of the Serra de Tramuntana. Potential bases include Pollença, Sóller, Valldemossa and Andratx, and most walks are accessible by public transport. Read more
» Click to close
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • Also available from:
  • Stanfords, United Kingdom
» Click to open
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Walk! La Palma
  • Walk La Palma is Charles Davis’ Discovery Walking Guide exploring the walking possibilities one of the steepest islands and unspoilt walking destinations in Europe. The guide covers a range of walks including routes in Barranco de la Madera, the southern Volcanoes, Santo Domingo, Cubo de la Galga and Roque Palmero. The routes pass through... Read more
» Click to close
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
  • La Palma - Caldera Taburiente map and hiking guide 2018
  • This set of 2 maps covers the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands at 1/25 000 (1cm = 250m) and includes all the hiking trails. Also includes the route of the ten most beautiful walks and 7 marked mountain biking itineraries as well as many points of interest. Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Stanfords, United Kingdom
  • De Zwerver, Netherlands
» Click to open
Stanfords
United Kingdom
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart La Palma | Editorial Alpina
  • This set of 2 maps covers the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands at 1/25 000 (1cm = 250m) and includes all the hiking trails. Also includes the route of the ten most beautiful walks and 7 marked mountain biking itineraries as well as many points of interest. Read more
» Click to close
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Berlitz Pocket Guide Mallorca (Travel Guide with Dictionary)
  • The world-renowned pocket travel guide by Berlitz, now with a free bilingual dictionary.Compact, concise and packed full of essential information about where to go and what to do, this is an ideal on-the-move guide for exploring Mallorca. From top tourist attractions like Valldemossa, the Coves del Drac and Monestir de Llluc, to cultural gems,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Caldera de Taburiente NP - La Palma CNIG Map-Guide SPANISH
  • Caldera de Taburiente National Park on La Palma at 1:25,000 on a contoured and GPS compatible map from IGN/CNIG with cartography from their topographic survey of Spain. The map is accompanied by a SPANISH language guide with descriptions of walks, contact details for recommended accommodation, etc. The map has contours at 10m intervals enhanced... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Caldera de Taburiente NP - La Palma CNIG Map-Guide ENGLISH
  • Caldera de Taburiente National Park on La Palma at 1:25,000 on a contoured and GPS compatible map from IGN/CNIG with cartography from their topographic survey of Spain. The map is accompanied by a 73-page English language guide with descriptions of walks, contact details for recommended accommodation, etc. The map has contours at 10m intervals... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2014
  • Wandelgids La Palma
  • Gedetailleerde routebeschrijvingen - Alle praktische informatie in een oogopslag - Handige routekaarten en hoogteprofielen Informatief en overzichtelijk - Alle belangrijke gegevens voor je vertrek in één oogopslag: moeilijkheidsgraad, afstand en hoogtemeters, geschatte wandeltijd, karakter van de wandeling, en meer - Handige oriëntatiepunten... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
» Click to open
Bol.com
Belgium
2014
  • Wandelgids La Palma
  • Gedetailleerde routebeschrijvingen - Alle praktische informatie in een oogopslag - Handige routekaarten en hoogteprofielen Informatief en overzichtelijk - Alle belangrijke gegevens voor je vertrek in één oogopslag: moeilijkheidsgraad, afstand en hoogtemeters, geschatte wandeltijd, karakter van de wandeling, en meer - Handige oriëntatiepunten... Read more
» Click to close
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2013
  • Also available from:
  • Stanfords, United Kingdom
  • Bol.com, Netherlands
  • Bol.com, Belgium
» Click to open
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2013
  • Gran Canaria Walking Guide
  • Walking guide to Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands, describing 45 day walks and sections of the new, waymarked, long-distance trail GR131. The fourth in a comprehensive five-book series covering all the Canaries, it includes from Las Palmas in the north to the southern Playa del Ingles, with the stunning volcanic hill-country in between, all... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2013
  • Walking on Gran Canaria
  • This guide, the fourth in a series of five to the Canary Islands, offers 45 walks including a five-day coast-to-coast route on the long-distance GR 131 - an island-hopping trail that stretches across all seven of the Canaries. All routes Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2013
  • Walking on Gran Canaria
  • This guide, the fourth in a series of five to the Canary Islands, offers 45 walks including a five-day coast-to-coast route on the long-distance GR 131 - an island-hopping trail that stretches across all seven of the Canaries. All routes Read more
» Click to close
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • La Palma Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map
  • La Palma Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map 4th edition isbn 9781904946922. New 2013 4th Edition of our La Palma Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map is now available. Our large 1:40,000 scale, combined with splitting the island into a North (Landscape view) and South (Portrait view) with a generous overlap, produces double sided map whose total size is... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
» Click to open
Bol.com
Belgium
  • La Palma Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map
  • La Palma Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map 4th edition isbn 9781904946922. New 2013 4th Edition of our La Palma Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map is now available. Our large 1:40,000 scale, combined with splitting the island into a North (Landscape view) and South (Portrait view) with a generous overlap, produces double sided map whose total size is... Read more
» Click to close
More books…

Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Los Canarios CNIG Topo 1087
  • Los Canarios area – the southernmost part of La Palma, map No. 1087 in the topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, Spain’s civilian survey organization. Maps in the MTN50 (Mapa Topográfico Nacional) series begun in late 1990s have contours at 20m... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Santo Domingo 25K La Palma CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1083-I
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • La Palma del Condado CNIG Topographic Map 982-IV
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:25,000 published by the Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and other protected areas are marked. In... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Los Sauces CNIG Topo 1083
  • Los Sauces area – the northern part of La Palma, map No. 1083 in the topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, Spain’s civilian survey organization. Maps in the MTN50 (Mapa Topográfico Nacional) series begun in late 1990s have contours at 20m... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Los Sauces 25K La Palma CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1083-II
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Santa Cruz de la Palma CNIG Topo 1085
  • Santa Cruz de la Palma area – the central part of La Palma, map No. 1085 in the topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:50,000 from the Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Centro Nacional de Información Geograficá, Spain’s civilian survey organization. Maps in the MTN50 (Mapa Topográfico Nacional) series begun in late 1990s have contours at... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pino de la Virgen 25K La Palma CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1083-III
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Palma CNIG Topo 698
  • Topographic coverage of the Balearic Islands at 1:50,000 in the MTN50 (Mapa Topográfico Nacional) series from the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 20m intervals, enhanced by relief shading, plus colouring and/or graphics to show... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Mallorca Kompass 2-Map Cycling Set 3500
  • Mallorca in a set of two double-sided, waterproof and tear-resistant, contoured and GPS compatible cycling maps at 1:75,000 from Kompass highlighting cycling trails; plus symbols for hire facilities, various accommodation options, places of interest, etc. The lamination allows for additional write on / wipe off highlighting with suitable marked... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • San Juan de Puntallana 25K La Palma CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1083-IV
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • La Palma de Condado CNIG Topo 982
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:50,000 in the MTN50 (Mapa Topográfico Nacional) series from the Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 20m intervals, enhanced by relief shading, plus colouring and/or graphics to show different types of terrain, vegetation or... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Palma de Mallorca CNIG Topo 698-4
  • Topographic coverage of the Balearic Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Los Llanos de Aridane 25K La Palma CNIG Topographic Survey Map No. 1085-I
  • Topographic coverage of the Canary Islands at 1:25,000 published by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional – Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 10m intervals and colouring and/or graphics to show different types of vegetation or land use. Boundaries of national parks and... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 3200 Islas Baleares Chart Atlas - 2018 edition
  • Chart atlas covering the Islas Baleares - Ibiza, Formentera, Mallorca, Cabrera and Menorca. 25 sheets provide all of the necessary information for passage planning and detailed approaches to the harbours and anchorages of this appealing cruising ground. In loose-leaf A2 format in a tough plastic wallet.A voucher code to download the relevant... Read more
More maps…

Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Trails of La Palma: La Isla Bonita
  • A self-guided walking tour exploring the wild north and volcanic central belt of La Palma, Canary Islands. La Palma is known as ‘La Isla Bonita’ for good reason; this beautiful isle is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, filled with deep gorges, laurel forests, dramatic cliffs and coastline. You can easily explore all of this thanks to La Palma’s... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - La Palma
  • La Palma is het mooiste van de Canarische Eilanden, ook wel 'La Isla Bonita' genoemd, met unieke nevelwouden in het noorden. Maar ook het maanlandschap van de 'Cumbre Vieja' en de immense, twee kilometer diepe krater van de wereldberoemde Caldera de Taburiente. De wandelvakantie eindigt met een laatste blik op de rusteloze aarde en de eindeloze... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Snp Wandelreizen, Netherlands
» Click to open
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Spanje - La Palma
  • La Palma, een piepklein eilandje dat bijna loodrecht uit de zee oprijst. Hier geen overvolle stranden zoals op Tenerife of Gran Canaria, maar een uitgebreid en goed onderhouden wandelpadennet en een weelderige, erg verscheiden natuur. Niet zonder reden draagt La Palma de bijnaam 'La Isla Bonita'. Ervaren wandelaars noemen het zelfs hèt mooiste... Read more
» Click to close
More walking holidays…

Forum

  1. Cancel