We invite you to live a unique adventure in the world exploring the impressive subtropical forest of La Palma. Accompanied by an expert guide, you will learn about the main species of trees that make up this forest and you will discover how their leaves, bark and sap were used in the past for their timber and in popular medicine.
Laurisilva is a type of forest found in the subtropical areas of Europe and Africa, and is characterised by dense vegetation composed of evergreen trees with large, shiny leaves and a large number of ferns, mosses and lichens. This vegetation is very important because it helps to maintain the ecological balance of the area by protecting the soil from erosion and regulating the climate.
The Laurisilva de La Palma is a very old forest and is considered one of the most impressive natural treasures in the world. It is home to a large number of endemic species, which makes it a unique natural jewel in the world. You will also have the opportunity to get close to the most characteristic fauna, mainly made up of invertebrates. When you enter the Cubo de La Galga, you will feel as if you are stepping back in time and could encounter a dinosaur or a goblin at any moment. The route culminates at the impressive Somada Alta viewpoint, from where you can look out over the spectacular La Galga ravine and enjoy the views of the coast.
Looking towards the coast we will get to know the history of the village of San Andrés, with its sugar tradition which in the past made it the main centre of the island after Santa Cruz de La Palma and which today conserves the only rum distillery on the island.
Please note that the route is 11 kilometres long and has an elevation gain of +450/-450 metres, but the difficulty is considered easy-medium. Don’t worry if you are not an expert hiker, because the experience of discovering one of the most impressive natural treasures in the world will leave you with unforgettable memories. Don’t miss it!