- Departure from Los Cancajos.
- Estimated duration of between 4 and 5 hours.
ROQUE DE LOS MUCHACHOS: ESSENTIAL TOUR IN LA PALMA
Roque de los Muchachos is the highest point of La Palma Island, in the Canary Islands. It is located in the municipality of Garafía, in the highlands of Hoya Grande. Reach one 2,426 meters altitude above sea level, which makes La Palma the second highest island of Canary Islands, after Tenerife.
After starting the tour, our first stop will be at the Mirador de La Concepción which is located on a volcanic crater, from which we can appreciate beautiful views of the capital of the island and the emblematic villages of Las Breñas and Mazo.
We will continue our journey towards the Santuario de Virgen de las Nieves, which has flamenco ecclesiastical works of high artistic value.
Continue to the Roque de Los muchachos, during the journey we can usually see the sea of clouds. Also during the same we will appreciate the flora of the Canary Islands, such as pine, faya, heather, etc. As we advance we find a high mountain vegetation, adapted to the harsh climatic conditions and the lack of rain. Next we will visit the viewpoints of Degollada de Franceses and Los Andenes, where we will enjoy spectacular views of the Caldera de Taburiente National Park and some municipalities in the north of the island, if the day is clear, you can see the silhouettes of our neighboring islands Tenerife, El Hierro and La Gomera.tr
Then, as we will get closer to the highest point of the island, we can see several telescopes like the Gran Telescopio de Canarias (among others). This is one of the three best places in the world to observe the sky.
Return to the place of departure.
- Another option would be to return by Garafía, Barlovento, Los Sauces where they could visit La Cascada de los Tilos with a duration of 7-8 hours.