The island of La Palma with its laurel forest Los Tilos was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. During your holiday in one of the villas in Canary islands in La Palma, visit the national parks and reserves of the island. The island is of volcanic origin and rises from a depth of 4,000 metresfrom the seafloor. The high altitude makes La Palma one of the steepest islands in the world with rugged coastline and little sandy beaches.
Go hiking on holiday in one of the villas in Spain in La Palma and go to the crater Caldera de Taburiente. It has a diameter of nine kilometres and is the largest lower crater in the world. From the crater ring reaching 1700-2400 metres there are magnificent panoramic views to Teide on Tenerife. This is also the highest point on the island, the Roque de los Muchachos. Visit the Valley of Fear while hiking. South of Caldera is a ridge, which protects the south western side of the island from the trade wind clouds, so that you can have your holiday in a drier climate.
Forty percent of La Palma is forested and has a partly primeval lushness with gorse, ferns and vines among the trees. Discover the fantastic hiking in one of the villas in Canaries and walk in different vegetation zones: lava fields, dry Mediterranean vegetation, pine forests in the hills and in the northeast laurel forests. In subtropical climates on La Palma many tropical fruits can also be found.
The climate on the island is different, in summer the lower coastal areas hot and humid, where bananas, figs and mulberries flourish, to 500 metres above sea level, where it is mild and breezy, and vineyards, orchards and forests are found. On the Cumbre it is sometimes very fresh. Enjoy long walks while on holiday self-catering Spain in La Palma and also the different climatic conditions.
A Volcanic Island
Hiking in La Palma you can see active volcanoes in the south of the island. The last eruption took place in 1971 in Fuencaliente, today Los Canarios. You can still see the traces of the eruption with craters, ash fields and kilometres of lava on the island. La Palma is one of around 50 reserves in the world and the world's first UNESCO Starlight Reserve. Find your holiday rentals Spain and experience superb hiking in La Palma.