42,00€ adult / 21,00€ children
Guided Hiking Tour
+ 300 m. / – 300 m.
4 hours aprox
The thousand-year-old forest of the Cubo de la Galga in Puntallana is a valuable natural treasure, is the answer to why La Palma is known as the Green Island.
If you are a hiking lover or just admire the beauty of nature, you can not miss this route that takes you into the lush laurel forest, whose Origen dates to the Tertiary. Its foliage will surprise you, considering that it is a kind of forest that was born more than 20 million years ago.
The green color is the protagonist of an environment characterized by a great variety of species such as laurels, lime trees, viñátigos, barbusanos and incredibly large ferns that will make you encounter nature and feel part of it.
There are areas where the humidity is noticeably higher and the sunlight hardly arrives, but it is not unpleasant when you have in front of your eyes a landscape that will be hard to forget.
After immersing ourselves in the cube of La Galga, we ascend to the Mirador de Somada Alta, 900 meters away, from where on clear days we can contemplate our neighboring islands of Tenerife and La Gomera, as well as the town of San Andrés y Sauces.
In the last part of our hike, we will visit the small square of the Mirador de San Bartolomé between the gorges of Nogales and La Galga and the Mirador de La Montaña or the Salto del Enamorado, which at nightfall has become one of the best places on the island to contemplate the infinite sky and its stars. Here it is possible to enjoy an incomparable panoramic view of this community of agricultural tradition and part of the eastern slope of La Palma.
Mountains covered by a green coat, imposing gorges that merge with the sea, cliffs, and an original statue reminiscent of the local legend of Salto del Enamorado describe our route through a valuable natural treasure.
There is no doubt about that. La Palma is much more than a volcano.