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!