Caldera de Taburiente National Park in La Palma

One of the most beautiful national parks in our country is the Caldera de Taburiente National Park , which is on the Canary Island of La Palma and is a protected area. Like all the other islands in the Canary Islands, it is volcanic in nature, so the landscape is spectacular. Even so, it stands out mainly for the innumerable water resources it has, which are both superficial and underground.

In 1954 it was declared a National Park, and just 10 years ago it also received the mention of World Biosphere Reserve . Its surface is around 50 square kilometers and also counting with the Peripheral Protection Zone are almost 60. It is in the center of the island, in a strategic location that coincides with the famous geological formation of the Caldera de Taburiente, which forms a depression that is at a distance of between 600 and 900 meters above sea level.

Its origin is in an extensive crater with very hot and liquid lava that when cooling forms basaltic seals, which flood the entire landscape and form this wonderful park. But one of the great wonders of this park is the water, which you can see in a multitude of fountains that spring from different parts of the park and that when joined together form different streams, waterfalls or streams. One of the most spectacular formations is "El Salto de la Desfondada" , which has a drop of 150 meters.

The wonderful Canarian vegetation

As for the vegetation that you can find there, the species that has the greatest presence is the Canary Island pine , which has the peculiarity that it tolerates fires thanks to the fire that it endured for centuries due to volcanic eruptions. Its bark is burned with fire but its interior is still alive. Another very interesting tree that there is is the amagante, which has also proliferated fantastically in the volcanic soil of the island. Laurisilva , canary willow, common fern or bejeque can also be seen throughout the park.