Activities and excursions on La Palma



Exrusions

Scuba Diving and kajaking

Hiking



The Northern Tour:

Starting from Los Cancajos, it goes in the direction of Santa Cruz de La Palma. Then from Santa Cruz to Puntallana. Once we have passed Puntallana, we are reaching the viewpoint "San Bartola" (nice view of the coast and on the characteristic flora of this area). After a short break we continue to "bosque de los tilos" which was declared by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve. Here you can have a nice walk of about an hour. From here we are going to the municipality "Los Sauces" to insert a small stop in the village. Then we continue to "Charco Azul," the natural pools. From here you can reach with a small walk, "Puerto Espindola," from here we can easily reach village "San Andres". From here you can return.







The southern tour:

Beginning in Brena Baja / Los Cancajos we are recommending to visit first of all the "Barrio de la encarnacion", the "barco de la Virgin" at the "Plaza Alameda".
During the route we cross "la Dehesa," continuing our way to visit the sanctuary of "nuestra senora de las Nieves". After a short break we are continuing the way to the municipality, "El Paso". Because of this we follow the high road and visit the lookout point of the "la Cumbrecita" that gives us a beautiful view of parts of the "Caldera de Taburiente" . Then while driving to "Fuencaliente" you should have a stop at the viewpoint of "las Indias". From there, you have a wonderful panoramic view over the volcanoes "San Antonio" and the "Volcan de Teneguia", currently the youngest volcanoes on the Canary Islands. On the way back, you should visit the mills of "Mazo", where palmerian ceramic is made.
From here it is not far away to Los Cancajos.

Excursion "Roque de los Muchachos"

Picking up the guests at the appointed time. Then passing "Santa Cruz" to turn at the "Barrio de Mirca" in direction "Roque de los Muchachos". Here we are reaching the first point, the "Fuente oils", a pine forest. Then we take course to the viewpoint of "Los Andenes", where you can see the vast sea of clouds. Now we continue our journey to the top of the island. On the "Roque de los Muchachos" we can enjoy the panoramic view above the "Caldera de Taburiente" (about 1 hour stay). Then we go through the pine forest "Fuente Olen" back where we take a picnic, and slowly we are going to the "Maroparque" (botanical garden and zoo). Later we stop at the lookout point "la Concepcion", from where we have a nice view above the municipalities “Brena Baja ", "Brena Alta "and" Santa Cruz de La Palma ". Then we start the way back to the hotel. This trip, the food is not included, therefore the guests should have their own food. The tickets for the Maroparque are included.

Excursion Garafia:

This begins in Santa Cruz de La Palma. From there it goes to Los Cancajos to pick up the rest of the guests. On the mountain road, we reach the lookout point 'El Time' (short stop). Then we visit the lookout point "Punta Gorda", from there we will go to "Las Tricia" to get to know the village of "Santo Domingo" (stop for a picnic). Then it goes to the park "La Zarza" and "La Zarita". Visit of the chapel "Las Angustias" in “Tazacorte”. After that return to the hotel.


 






Scuba Diving and Canoeing

La Palma below zero – invitation in the kingdom of Neptun

Dive under in the amusing blue of the Atlantik, discover the unbelievable underwater landscape of the most northwest island of the canarian archipelago. The underwater world of La Palma is unique, not only because of his big biodiversity (many of it endemically), but also because of his unique underwater sceneries, full of archways, caves and surpluses which are accessible only a few metres far away from the coast. Beyond it meetings with different kind of rays and turtles during diving is nothing unusual.



          

The dive center is offering:

- canoeing
- daily guided dive excursions
- dive courses for beginners and advanced divers, as well for child
- night dives
- shore and boat dives
- discover scuba diving

Pleasant water temperatures the whole year are allowing to dive all the year around. Daily at least 2 dives take place. The dives are taking place just in small groups. The diving school is very close to the apartment complex and offers daily 2 to 3 guided dives, on almost all places of the island. The dives are guided by a dive instructor or an experienced guide, but for those which have enough experience it is also possible to dive without guide. For the persons without any dive experience it is possible to explore the world of diving with a discover/try dive or to take part in a dive course.




Opening houers:
Manday tu Saturday
from 9:30 tu 5 o clock.


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Hiking:

The old La Palma

Passing the forest of the dragon's trees you reach a scenery with cliffs and you will find small little villages between the green hills. About "Barranco del Gallegos" we are reaching a place where it seems, that his inhabitants are not living in the past.












Teneguia tour:
From the crater “San Antonio”, we cross the still volcanically active area of the island La Palma. The volcano "Teneguia" (the last outbreak in 1971), still produces warm gases. From here we explore impressive lava fields which appear like a lunar landscape. Later we are reaching the lighthouse of Fuencaliente.

The dream path – "el camino de Ensueños"
From "Las Tricias" we walk between exotic Fincas, to millennial dragon's trees and blossoming almond trees which remind us of the longest past paradise up to the caves "Cuevas de Buracas". The cave paintings are making the influence of other cultures clear.

"Los Manatiales"
By all-wheel vehicles and a runway we will reach an altitud of 1,400 metres, there we walk along an old canal. Besides, we pass twelve narrow tunnels. We carry helmets and lamps. We continue our way, until we reach "Los Manantiales" , which is in between a wonderful landscape.

On the top of the island:
This hike is bringing us down to the north flank of "Roque de los Muchachos". We get away to the vantage point and pass the mythical wall of "Roberto". Then we cross the observatories of the „Roque de los Muchachos" to enjoy during the whole way the impressive view of the huge crater of the "Caldera de Taburiente". Our route is ending on "Pico de La Cruz" (2.351 metres height)

The fairy tale wood:
By the laurel wood in "Barranco de Los Tilos" which was declared as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO, we walk by a narrow gulch which leads us to the vantage point "Las Barandas". Now our way is descending and we are between cultured fruit and vegetable patios. Then we are passing an old sugarcane plantation, until we reach "San Andres", which certainly is the nicest village of the island in colonial style.

Along the "costa de los pescadores"
From “El Jesus” we are ascending to the edge of the impressive wall which surrounds the "Barranco de las Angustias". During the whole descent to "Puerto de Tazacorte" we are accompanied by a wonderful view of the "Caldera", "Valle de Aridane" or the vulcanoes. The old way is bringing us to "Puerto de Tazacorte".

The wild north
We are following the old “camino real” and we cross the valleys in the north untouched landscape, as well cultured zones of rural municipalities. Before we reach "El Tablado", a gulch of huge magnitude and spectacular vegetation is expecting us.

"Caldera de Taburiente"
Above a forest way we move in the direction of "Los Brecitos". We cross pine woods and old cultivation areas and are ascending to the "rio Taburiente" where we are surrounded by a marvellous panorama of the "Caldera". After a break we continue our descent direction "El Reventon" and pass "roque Idafe" till we reach the waterfall of the colours. From here we continue our excursion to the riverbed "Barranco de las Angustias", until we come out of the national park.

The volcano route
This hike begins in the “Refugio del Pilar” on 1,450 metres height. We follow the south flank and reach up to 2,000 metres height. Besides, we also cross the volcano „San Juan“ who has broken out the last time in the year 1949. From the crater "Las Deseadas", the highest point, we can look almost at the whole island, including the neighbouring islands Tenerife, La Gomera and El Hierro. During our descent we cross the volcano "Martin" (a very nice crater with different red colours) and the southern pine woods of "Fuencaliente" in the municipality "Los Canarios".

You can ask for more informations and the prices of the excursions at our reception



Or do you prefer to swim and to relax on the beach?

The saftest beach of the island is the beach of “Los Cancajos”, which is very close to our apartment complex.
                 


The beach is distinguished with the blue flag and also disposes of a children's playground.

On the whole island La Palma you can find very nice, often also lonesome beaches.