Taburiente Caldera's Sea of Clouds
Another eco-wonderland including La Palma's highest point
High in the sky
Northwest of Santa Cruz, in the north centre of La Palma, the Taburiente Caldera National Park offers some of island's most impressive scenery. A perfect example is its Roque de los Muchachos, at 2,400 metres (7,875 feet) the island's highest point, where you'll be treated to the heady sight of a sea of clouds below your feet and off in the distance toward the horizon, a view of Spain's highest peak, El Teide, on the neighbouring island of Tenerife. The easiest way to get out to the park is via the town of El Paso, then to this caldera, ten kilometres (seven miles) across and 28 km (17 mi.) around via La Cumbrecita, Los Brecitos, or Angustias Gorge. Besides an impressive green mass made up of laurel, pines, heather, beeches, and willows, you'll also find the La Palma Astrophysical Observatory, one of the world's most important.
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