Our most recommended things to do in Tazacorte

La Palma: 3-Hour Dolphin and Whale Watching Experience

1. La Palma: 3-Hour Dolphin and Whale Watching Experience

Depart from Puerto de Tazacorte where you’ll board the Flipper and receive a warm welcome from the crew. Set sail in search of dolphins and whales, listen to the crew share information about these fascinating creatures and learn about their marine environment. Cruise around the beautiful coast of La Palma, which is home to up to 29 different types of cetaceans, and enjoy the unique opportunity to see a wide variety of whales and dolphins in their natural habitat. During the excursion visit the famous Cueva Bonita, a volcanic cave formed by ocean erosion. Soak up the magical atmosphere before heading to another idyllic cave, the Poris the Candelaria one of La Palma's most famous coastal villages. And finally, visit the volcanic deltas formed during the last volcanic eruption of La Palma in 2021.

From Tazacorte: Fast Yacht Tour of La Palma

2. From Tazacorte: Fast Yacht Tour of La Palma

Climb aboard a beautiful catamaran in the port of Tazarcorte and set sail off the north coast of La Palma. Travel by boat designed to access areas such as the Cueva Bonita cave, and with submarine-style views for a complete and amazing experience.  Avail of the services of a friendly crew with 15 years experience in the waters of the Canary Islands to help answer any questions you may have. Relax in the knowledge that the catamaran is equipped with a rescue boat, life jackets for adults and auxiliary zodiac for your complete safety.  Make use of the on-board bar and wide deck to enjoy the sun. Discover beautiful locations, such as Porís de Candelaria,Cueva Bonita, Veta Beach, Cueva Colorada, and Puntagora Poris.

From Tenerife: Day Trip to La Palma Volcanic Landscapes

3. From Tenerife: Day Trip to La Palma Volcanic Landscapes

Discover the highlights of Santa Cruz de La Palma and explore the effects of La Palma's volcanic activities on this day trip from Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Have lunch at a local restaurant and visit the Caldera de Taburiente National park. Meet your guide at the tour partner's office in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and board the ferry. Relax and enjoy the azure Mediterranean sea on the ride to the port of Santa Cruz de La Palma. Once on land, listen as your guide explains the tour route. Hop aboard the comfortable and air-conditioned bus and begin your tour of Santa Cruz de La Palma. See a reproduction of Christopher Columbus' Santa María ship at the 'Ship of the Virgin.' Hear about La Palma's connection to this historical ship. Continue to admire views of the 17th-century Castle of Santa Catalina which was an important location on the route to the Americas. View some traditional houses with stunning Canary-style balconies. Relax on the drive to the 'Mirador de la Concepción' viewpoint. Stop to enjoy views of the island and crater from the highest part of the Caldereta volcano. Notice how the vegetation changes on the island on the drive towards the Time Tunnel. Observe how the Cumbre Vieja volcano has affected the local area. Make your way to the exclusion zone of the Tacande neighborhood where you will catch your first glimpse of the volcano. See the youngest lava flows in Spain in Tazacorte. Sit down at a restaurant to a delicious lunch of salad, bread, fish, potatoes, and cheese. After lunch, head out to see lava-formed coastal cliffs. Finally, go to the Tajuya viewpoint to witness the newest volcano in the Canary islands and snap some breathtaking pictures. Return to the port in the afternoon and take the ferry back to your starting point in Tenerife. 

La Palma: Guided trekking tour to volcanoes south

4. La Palma: Guided trekking tour to volcanoes south

One of the most popular routes on La Palma due to its beauty and rich landscape is, without a doubt, the Volcanoes Route. A spectacular volcanic route of about 17 km where we can contemplate the recent geological history of the island. The Ruta de los Volcanes is the best way to discover the most volcanic part of the island, enjoying landscapes that seem like science fiction, even reminiscent of a virtual walk on the planet Mars. You can also enjoy incredible panoramic views of both sides of La Palma and, depending on the day, you may even be able to see some of the other three islands in the province: Tenerife, La Gomera and El Hierro. The combination of the green of the pine forest with the different shades of the volcanic terrain will not go unnoticed, it is well worth it. During the tour of the Volcanoes Route, our guide will tell you about the history of volcanism on the island through a landscape of lava, ashes, calderas and volcanic eruptions that intermingle with the characteristic green of the Canary Island pine as you cross the youngest area of the island, formed by several volcanoes, which forms part of the Cumbre Vieja Natural Park. This is a tough route, so you will need to be in good physical condition to complete the 17 kilometres from the Refugio de El Pilar refuge to Los Canarios (Fuencaliente), the southernmost municipality on the island. The Refugio El Pilar is the starting point for this route, which takes you along the GR-131 trail, which goes uphill from the start to skirt the Pico Birigoyo peak. From this point you can see the Aridane Valley, the Caldera de Taburiente and in the background the Roque de Los Muchachos, the highest point on the island of La Palma. We continue along the path and between Canary Island pines, we can also see the municipalities of El Paso, Los Llanos de Aridane and Tazacorte. We continue climbing to reach the crater of Hoyo Negro, from where we can also see, if the day is clear, the other neighbouring islands, as well as other parts of the island such as S/C de La Palma or Los Cancajos. In this area, depending on the day, we can enjoy a walk through the clouds, thanks to the blanket that forms as if it were a white sea. Hoyo Negro marks the beginning of the many craters that we will find along this magical Route of the Volcanoes on the island of La Palma. After reaching Las Deseadas, the highest point of the route, a descent begins that will not be easy. We will reach the picturesque Volcán de Martín, one of the last craters we will see before reaching the final point of our guided tour, which is characterised by an impressive reddish cone that, from afar, attracts a lot of attention. Afterwards, we will descend to Los Canarios (Fuencaliente), where our transfer back to our starting point will be waiting for us. Of course, in your memory and in your camera you will take with you some pictures that you will never forget.

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4.4 / 5

based on 74 reviews

A wonderful morning at sea. The guides Gala and Andrés were super helpful and friendly and shared all kinds of whale and dolphin knowledge. We had amazing luck and saw dolphins, pilot whales, and a larger whale on our way back to the harbor. We even saw a sea turtle in the distance. Capitan Jose also drove us inside the Cueva Bonita to see the gorgeous sea cave. We loved the experience!

A nice experience for adults and children. Apart from touring and explaining the coastline of the island and the recent volcano, we were able to enjoy the dolphins and a Loggerhead turtle. Of course, if you feel dizzy, I recommend that you take something for dizziness before going up. 100% recommended.

Was a beautiful trip. It's nice to see the island from the sea and we managed to find the dolphins and the whales too :-)

Nice experience, dolphins, sea turtles, etc. Incredible landscapes and very friendly crew.

Totally recommended, Noe, the biologists and the captain of the ship are a charm