Centro de Iniciativas y Turismo Insular de La Palma

Cascada de los 7 Colores, Caldera de Taburiente



The island of La Palma is craggy, and it has the greater height of the world compared to its perimeter. In the island´s middle is located the biggest crater known as La Caldera de Taburiente which was declared National Park in 1954.Its perimeter has 9 kilometers long.

Surface: 704 km2
Height: 2.426 metres
Population: 85.000


The island enjoys a very mixed weather due to a poor surface and a mountanin chain,which height is above 2000 metres, near to the coast. .
From the coast to 20metres high , the temperature keeps an average of 20º, 25º degrees during the year, and a very nice weather, not only in summer but in winter too. In the whole northeast from Mazo to Barlovento, the weather is smoother and fresh.In the West, from Fuencaliente to part of Garafía is drier and warm.

Also, over the bank cloud located over 1200 metres, it can be found a splendid weather if there´s not low pressure. The winds are usually soft during the year and the rain is more frequent than in the rest of the Canary Islands because of its geographic situation. It is the first island in receiving the atlantic low pressures.This fact explains its leafy vegetation.

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