Hiking to Nogales beach
Nogales beach, the virgin beach of La Palma on foot
In the west coast of La Isla Bonita is located the most beautiful and unspoilt beach, Nogales beach. It perfectly combines a beautiful trail, the green landscapes of the north, the deep Atlantic blue and black sands
Sun / Shade
Sun shines in Nogales beach during the mornings and shade of the cliffs during the afternoon.
When to go
Hiking to Nogales beach is possible all year round thanks to the climate that has the island. The weather in the island and particullary in the east coast during the autumn and winter is very humid and colder than the west. It rains often from september to march.
- Difficulty 20%
The difficulty of the route is easy. The way back going up all the stairs only takes 15min taking rests.
- Exposure 20%
There is no exposure in this route because though Nogales beach is surrounded by cliffs, the path is in very good conditions.
Starting the hike to Nogales beach
Cueva del Infierno and the unspoiled Nogales beach
-Be careful with the weather conditions because it can change quickly and in an unexpected way, especially during winter. In case of bad weather conditions like winds up to 50km/h, fog, rain or other inclement weather do not hike around the area. It is very dangerous and floods may occur.
-In case of setting up a tent to avoid the camping areas and nearby without permission and notice that is illegal to set up a tent in Spain. If it is wanted to take the risk, set up the tent in a remote place at sunset and wake up early to avoid forest rangers. During summertime, there are more controls.
-Your safety is our concern but it is your responsibility. Hiking in nature requires a minimum of preparation and wearing warm clothes and proper boots always with us.
Map – Hiking in La Palma
How to get to La Palma: Do you need to know how to get to La Isla Bonita? Check out our post about transportation to La Palma.
Public transportation: For arriving at the parking is needed to take the bus nº100 to the bus stop “Casa del Pollo” and walk on the road from the bus stop to the parking where the hike starts. It’s also possible to do hitchhike from Puntallana to the beach. Once is visited the beach is possible to ask the drivers to take you again to Puntallana.
Where the hike starts: 28.757321, -17.735905
Where the hike ends: 28.759096, -17.739474
The accommodation in the area of Puntallana is hard to find for those hikers with a low budget. Doing wild camping is not allowed and there are very few places where no one can see you. Doing bivouac at the beach can be dangerous due to rockfalls. There are options for accommodation in the main village where there are apartments and Airbnbs. Get 25€ discount on your first Airbnb experience