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Guided bus tour: La Palma’s Volcanoes

General information

Duration: 5 hours

Difficulty: Low

Languages: English, German und Spanish

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Time & departure place

A1. Fuencaliente. Princess Hotel / 09:55h (Google Maps)

A2. Puerto Naos. Sol Hotel. Bus stop / 08:25h (Google Maps)

A3. Puerto Naos. Bus stop at the entrance roundabout / 08:30h (Google Maps)

B. Tazacorte. Bus stop next to San Miguel Church / 08:40h (Google Maps)

C. Los Llanos de Aridane. Bus Station / 08:45h (Google Maps)

D. El Paso. Bus stop Celtas Urbanization / 08:50h (Google Maps)

E. El Paso. Bus Stop next to Visitor Center National Park of La Caldera de Taburiente / 08:55h (Google Maps)

F. Breña Baja. Bus stop in the main road next to the Hotel Parador / 09:15h (Google Maps)

G. Los Cancajos. Beach bus stop / 09:20h (Google Maps)

H. Los Cancajos. Pharmacy bus stop / 09:25h (Google Maps)

I. Santa Cruz de La Palma. Bus stop of line 500 south direction / 09:30h (Google Maps)

Description of the bus tour

Discover with this guided bus tour the volcanic areas of La Palma that you cannot miss. We will take you to know the spectacular volcanic cone of San Antonio, with its Visitor’s Centre, the Teneguía Volcano, one of the youngest in the Canary Islands and the beautiful Salinas de Fuencaliente that will surely captivate you with its contrast between the blue of the sea, the white of the salt and the volcanic black.  The excursion will end at the Caños de Fuego Volcanic Caves Interpretation Centre, where you will learn all about the formation of a volcanic tube called “Cueva de Las Palomas”.

 

After picking you up at one of our official stops, we will head towards the San Antonio Volcano, located in the south of the island, in the municipality of Fuencaliente. The crater of the San Antonio volcano is one of the most beautiful on the island and was created during the eruptions of 1677. With this excursion we will be able to tour its crater and visit its Visitors’ Centre which has a projection room, seismographs and an interesting photographic exhibition that will give a complete overview of all the volcanic history of the islands, focusing especially on La Palma and its two volcanoes that are always present on the horizon in Fuencaliente: the San Antonio Volcano and the Teneguía Volcano, which form the Natural Monument of the Teneguía Volcanoes (Monumento Natural de Los Volcanes de Teneguía).

 

As you walk around the crater of the San Antonio Volcano, you will be able to see the neighbouring Teneguía Volcano, which erupted in 1971 and it is one of the youngest in the whole Canary Islands. This volcano is named after a nearby rock, Roque Teneguía, which contains Auarita rock carvings, ancient inhabitants of the island. The landscape of the area is very picturesque, as depending on the time of year, the green of the vine mixes with the black of the volcanic rock and the blue of the sea. It is worth mentioning that one of the best wines of the islands, the Malvasia, comes from this land.

 

The last point of our visit will be the Interpretation Centre of the Caños de Fuego Volcanic Caves, which houses the volcanic tube also called Cueva de Las Palomas, located between the villages of Las Manchas and Todoque in the municipality of Los Llanos de Aridane. This centre is adapted to all ages and you can enjoy a spectacular exhibition of photographic and audiovisual information about the construction of the place when the San Juan and El Duraznero volcanoes exploded in 1.949.

 

The construction of the centre is completely integrated into the landscape with a walkway designed to protect this great natural monument and will help you understand, firsthand, the formation of our island and all its diversity.

 

After visiting the main volcanic areas of the island of La Palma, we will return to our place of origin. But with the camera full of unforgettable photos!

GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Wear comfortable clothing and suitable footwear, as well as a jacket and some rain protection if necessary
  • It is also advisable to bring sun protection and a cap or hat
  • Bring some water and some food
  • Never deviate from the marked paths
  • Carry a mobile phone with sufficient battery
  • In case of emergency, call the emergency telephone number in the Canary Islands: 112

MEASURES  TO PREVENT COVID-19

  • We take extra health and safety measures in all our services
  • All surfaces in contact with our customers will be cleaned frequently
  • We will put in each bus enough free space of seats to keep the safety distance
  • We will try to send a vehicle with twice the capacity of the booked one so that there are no agglomerations
  • You will have to wear the mask at all times