The islands most eye catching feature. An enormous crater, formed by a volcanic
explosion some 26000 years ago. The size of the crater is partially
because of the explosion and partially because of erosion. Great place to hike
and camp. Access is via Los Llanos. Take the road behind the bus station that
leads into the crater via the Barranco de las Angustias. From the wadi at the
end of the road you can be transported by truck to half way up the crater. From
there is is a five to six hour walk back to the wadi.
If you want to stay more than one day, you can walk to the camping site which is
in the middle of the crater. Duration of your stay their is limited to a few
days. In summer it can be full!
On the way to the top you can see the Tide on Tenerife.
The most spectacular view of the island is the old crater Caldera de Taburiente.
The top is about 2400m high.
Caldera the Taburiente, declared a national park in 1954 is one of the largest
This natural wonder is 10km in diameter, 20km in circumfence and 1800m deep. It's
vertical sides makes it almost inaccessible !!
Roca de munchajos
Very small roads with a lot of curves.
In the middle you see the famous La Palma observatory.
Some great rock formations.
The crater is really huge compared to the size of the island.