La Palma


The small island has a great variety of vegation. This is because of mountains reaching up to 2400m and greatly differing humidity in and outside a low cloud layer which constantly drifts through the rainforest zone.

Northern Coast Shore
Sparse Coast Plant Life Cactuses
Fern in Rainforest Rainforest
Looking Up Small Canyon Forest
Laguna de Barlovento Cavemen Drawings

Santa Cruz

Capitol of La Palma.

Plaza de San Francisco Castillo de Santa Catalina
Vertical City Abandoned House

Roque de los Muchachos

The highest point on La Palma is Roque de los Muchachos with 2426m. It hosts the largest observatory project in Europe.

Sea View Caldera
Telescopes Reflector Telescope

Los Tilos to Fuente Cordera via Casa Del Monte

Very impressive trip through the rain forest up an old and forgotten channel worker's path. From Casa del Monte another path follows the water channel through many partially wet and narrow tunnels to Fuente Cordera. Using the unmarked worker's path to get from Los Tilos to Casa Del Monte is somewhat dangerous, officially discouraged and exhausting. I went through 5l of water during the entire trip.

Easy Start in Los Tilos Nasty Old Channel Worker's Path
Climbing Section on Channel Worker's Path Easy Walking Again After Casa Del Monte
Tunnel Entrance Tunnel Getting Narrow
Waterfall in Tunnel Fuente Cordera
Clouds Moving in on Way Back Barranco in Rainforest


Lava Stone Lava Stone
Plants Gras
Aeonium Dead Bushes
Water Bursting Water