Mondays: Small Volcanic Route

We begin our small volcanic route in the village of “Los Canarios” in the southernmost municipality of La Palma and hike down past the 3200-year-old volcanic cone of San Antonio. The path leads us through bizarre lava landscapes that stand in fantastic contrast to the light green glowing vineyards. Roque Teneguia, a prominent phonolite rock dotted with aboriginal carvings, is a silent witness to the site’s importance since pre-Hispanic times. A little further south is the second youngest volcano on La Palma, the Teneguia volcano. Through lava fields and the gardens of the often award-winning wine we descend to the sea. Our goal is the salt pans of Fuencaliente, one of the last of its kind in which sea salt is still laboriously extracted by hand. Migratory birds of all kinds love the salt pans, even flamingos can sometimes be seen here to feast on the special microorganisms and salt crabs. We too can have a little refreshment in the theme restaurant “Jardin de la Sal” and enjoy the wide view over salt, lava and sea. If you want, you can refresh yourself in the waves on the small natural beach.

altitude gain: +50 /-700m / distance: 7km / hiking time: 2,5 Std. / price 55€