GUIDED VISIT TO THE CUEVA DE LAS PALOMAS VOLCANIC TUBE

DISCOVERING A VOLCANIC TUBE

The guided tour of the Cueva de Las Palomas volcanic tube formed by the eruption of the San Juan Volcano in 1949

ENTER IN A VOLCANIC TUBE AND EXPERIENCE A DAY AS A SPELEOLOGIST

Discovering the volcanoes of the island of La Palma in the company of a local guide is definitely an opportunity that you cannot miss! Knowing its history, its geology, its secrets and mysteries that you will not easily find on traditional guides, will make you fall in love with La Palma and will make you come into closer contact with the place and its inhabitants. Because visiting a place is not the same as living it through your emotions. What we want is to excite you.

TECHNICAL FEATURES OF THE ROUTE:

DURATION: 2 hours +/- (45 minutes on the footbridge and one hour in the volcanic tube (return) DIFFICULTY: easy DISTANCE: 570 meters in the volcanic tube (return) and 500 meters in the footbridge (return). Total route 1 kilometre. Minimum age 6 years (parents must first assess the child's ability to carry out the activity) WE DO NOT RECOMMEND THE ACTIVITY FOR PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM CLAUTROPHOBIA

MEETING POINT: entrance of the volcanic tube walkway of the Tourist Interpretation Center of Caños de Fuego

MEETING TIME: 10 minutes before tour departure is recommended.

RECOMMENDATIONS: It is forbidden to collect ash or volcanic stones. Avoid going off course for any reason. It is recommended to use the bathroom before carrying out the activity.

Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes (sandals are not suitable) and a long-sleeved shirt.

GUIDED EXCURSION TO CUEVA DE LAS PALOMAS VOLCANIC TUBE NATURAL MONUMENT

It was July 8, 1949 when a fissure opened on the western side of the island of La Palma and the lava began to flow rapidly towards the sea, where it arrived just over a day later. In this period several volcanic tubes began to form which today we can visit in the company of a certified guide. We start our tour along the footbridge that passes over the lava flow to enjoy the landscape and observe the Cumbre Vieja mountain range, which, impressive, accompanies us with its new Tajogaite volcano, while we understand the most important volcanic processes in the history of La Palma . Slowly we approach the entrance of the volcanic tube, using helmets and torches we enter a new fascinating world made of solidified lava, plant roots that cross meters of lava thickness in search of water, unique animal species, evolving minerals in a pleasant, fresh and silent environment. Cueva de Las Palomas volcanic tube is the youngest (visitable) of all the Canary Islands, still evolving, a special opportunity to discover the underground world. What are you waiting for? Let's go!

A GUIDED TOUR IN SMALL GROUPS

The groups are not formed by more than 14 participants, to allow a better interaction between the tourist, the guide and the environment. We like to create a family and friendly atmosphere and respect the rhythms of everyone and especially of the place where we are, an extremely fragile place that we must take care of for its geological importance.

“Look deeply into Nature, and you will understand everything better. ”
Albert Einstein

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