Best bird watching trails in La Palma, Spain

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Explore the most popular bird watching trails in La Palma with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of bird watching trails in La Palma, Spain
Top trails (13)
#1 - Las Nieves
Santa Cruz de la Palma, La Palma, Spain
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 1 h 41 m
Beautiful route in the surroundings of Santa Cruz de la Palma, with subtropical vegetation, historic buildings, farmers' villages and amazing views. Worth!Show more
#2 - Cubo de la Galga
Puntallana, La Palma, Spain
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 3 h 8 m
Cubo de la Galga is located in the northeast of the island of La Palma. It can be completed a few different ways. While a moderate hike, it can be completed by hikers of all experience levels. You will pass through beautiful forests other botanical shrubs typical in the Canary Islands. Enjoy!Show more
#3 - Roque de los Muchachos
Caldera Taburiente National Park
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 3 h 23 m
Section of GR 131, crawling through the Caldera de Taburiente, between Roque de los Muchachos and Pico de La Cruz. Spectacular views!Show more
#4 - Túneles de Marcos y Cordero, Mirador de los Espejos y Espigon Altravesado
Barlovento, La Palma, Spain
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Length: 14.2 mi • Est. 10 h 57 m
Los bosques de laureles en La Palma se encuentran en el norte y noreste de la isla. Aquí, a una altitud entre 600 y 1200 metros, las laderas empinadas se humedecen con un suministro constante de aire húmedo de las nubes comerciales. Las condiciones ideales para la creación de un denso y exuberante bosque de laureles. En esta hermosa caminata pasas 13 túneles a lo largo del canal de agua, después de lo cual desciendes en el bosque de laurel Los Tilos. En el camino también pasas la cascada Nacientes de Marcos. Esta cascada alimenta a la levada. La primera parte de la caminata transcurre razonablemente sin problemas y disfruta de unas hermosas vistas. ¡Ten cuidado en los túneles antes de golpearte la cabeza! Algunos son muy bajos. Luego desciende al Barranco de Agua (cañón). ¡Esta es la parte más difícil del viaje! La ruta de senderismo pasa por el cañón aquí. Hay que tener cuidado porque el camino corre sobre las rocas del río en el barranco. Tienes que mirar con cuidado fuera de tus gorras para encontrar la manera correcta y algunas partes son francamente peligrosas. En climas lluviosos como el nuestro, ¡el agua puede subir bastante! Los obstáculos imprevistos, como un árbol desarraigado o un deslizamiento de tierra, tampoco son excepcionales. Luego baja por un camino sin pavimentar hasta el estacionamiento. Esta última pieza es ciertamente fácil de hacer. Es bueno saberlo: ¡el viaje en taxi dura 45 minutos debido a una muy mala subida! Llame al servicio de taxi antes de ingresar a la carretera a Los Tilos. Los números de teléfono están en un panel de información al comienzo de este camino. ¡En el estacionamiento en el desfiladero no hay acceso con el GSM y no puede llamar al taxi! Espere al menos € 15 a € 20 p / p para el viaje en taxi ascendente. ¡No olvides una linterna en los túneles! (¡muy importante, el túnel más largo es de 400 m!) También se recomienda indudablemente ropa de lluvia decente. (¡en el último túnel brota el agua!) ¡Los calcetines de repuesto también son una buena idea porque en algunos túneles el agua es bastante profunda!Show more
#5 - Tenequia Volcano from the Lighthouse
Fuencaliente, La Palma, Spain
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 3 h 10 m
Start at lighthouse Faro Caliente and climb to 495 mtr. Beautiful views on the ridge and at the top of the vulcano. Be early to avoid tourgroups.Show more
#6 - Camino Real de la Costa GR130: Puntallana to Los Sauces
Puntallana, La Palma, Spain
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Length: 9.5 mi • Est. 5 h 29 m
On this pleasant trip you will explore one of the most beautiful parts of the island's coast. You follow the GR130 to the north and descend 3 barranco's (canyons) and go up again, of which Barranco de La Galga is by far the most spectacular. This tour is quite tough and quite tiring although there are also some flat parts. This walk can be very exhausting in the summer months, so be sure to bring enough to drink. If it is warm enough, swimming gear can also be useful because you also come across swimming possibilities along the way. The path starts quietly and takes you between banana plantations to the first obstacle of the day, the Barranco de Nogales. This impressive gorge also offers you the opportunity to follow the bed below where you will arrive at a deserted beach. Back above, the road continues along quiet paths where it is occasionally a bit of searching for the GR signs. After three hours you will reach the climax of the day: the Barranco de La Galga. This huge gap is reminiscent of a scene from the island from the Jurassic Park film. A moment to enjoy just how impressive nature is here. After a difficult climb back up the road continues until you reach the last serious gorge of the day: The Barranco de San Juan. Here you have to pay attention when descending because in some places the path is overgrown with plants. This is because continuous water flows over the path. As a result, the trail is very slippery in some places. After another steep climb you arrive in San Andres where a few catering establishments invite you for a refreshment. Here you can choose: The GR signs follow directly upwards to Los Sauces. (very steep climb) or walk 700m further along the coastal path to the Charco Azul seawater swimming pools that will ensure a welcome dive after this difficult trip. Then steeply up to Los Sauces where you can take the bus or taxi back to your car. Show more
#7 - Barranco de la Madera
Santa Cruz de la Palma, La Palma, Spain
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 4 h 30 m
Note: Some user has notified that the trail has been closed due to construction work in March 2020. Information on the status of the hiking trails on La Palma can be found here: http://www.senderosdelapalma.es/senderos/estado -of-the-trails / A hike of medium difficulty that can last around four hours. At the beginning the climb is quite steep and long, although the path does not have any difficulty. Next the path is surrounded by forest and further on it becomes rocky. The turning point is the end of the Barranco with impressive views and very high. At that point the path heads to the left and you enter the first tunnel, where it is not necessary to carry flashlights, although they help your vision as it is quite dark. Outside the tunnel, the path narrows (50cm) and drops steeply to the left. If you have vertigo this point can be a bit expensive. Once you have left the last tunnel, it descends steeply. You walk on a thick “carpet” of pine needles. You have to be careful as it can be very slippery. The hiking poles give a lot of security on the descent.Show more
#8 - Roque Teneguía, Volcán San Antonio y Salinas de Fuencaliente
Fuencaliente, La Palma, Spain
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Length: 10.1 mi • Est. 5 h 5 m
On this tour you can explore the southern part of the volcano route or the GR131 south. There is one climb to the San Antonio volcano where you have a fantastic view of the Atlantic Ocean at an altitude of 650 meters. Back down, take the path that descends on the left (GR131) goes down quite steeply and then continues on the road below the route where it is more pleasant to walk. The second volcano of the day is the Teneguia. The Teneguia volcano is the youngest volcano in the Canary Islands. Its lava flow reached the ocean in 1971 and enlarged the island by a few meters. The path then follows its way past solidified lava in a lunar landscape-like setting its way down to the lighthouse. You can take the bus back up there. Show more
#9 - La Zarza, Oratório de San Miguel y Mirador de Doña Pola
Garafía, La Palma, Spain
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 4 h 40 m
Lush vegetation in what is said to be the most beautiful gorge on the island. The walk starts via the tunnel under the road and then dives into the gorge with some very spectacular descents. Beware because here and there it can be very slippery. The gorge itself is all beautiful nature with bizarre rock formations and waterfalls. The yellow and white markings are sometimes not always well marked and the GPS reception is not always optimal in the gap. Coming out of the gorge, the path on the other side of the road goes back if you choose the 8 km. However, if you opt for the longer version, continue for a short while after the Magdalena gorge and then follow the marked Don Pedro walk and back. The return trip is quite steep in some places but is certainly good. You enjoy some fantastic views on this trip. This tour is highly recommended for those who visit La Palma. Good to know: coming back from the Magdelena gorge, the way back is less clearly marked. Keep following the path uphill until you reach the LP-1 highway and turn right towards the La Zarza museum. The north of La Palma is a short drive from most hotels but is definitely worth the drive. La "Isla verde" is certainly at its best here. Show more
#10 - Puerto Tazacorte a El Time
Los Llanos De Aridane, La Palma, Spain
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 56 m
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