GR131 La Palma
GR131 – The best paths in La Palma in a unique long trail, the volcanoes trail and the ridge of Caldera de Taburiente
The long route GR131 in La Palma is an extreme rote that follows the ridge of the highest volcanoes and mountains of the Isla Bonita, La Palma
When to go
The GR131 in La Palma can be hiked all year round except during the colder days when the snow and ice are presents on the trail. During summer, avoid the mid-day when hiking and carry with you enough water.
Sun / Shade
Sun during the paths above the 1000m-1500m. Above this altitude there is almost no vegetation.
- Difficulty 70% 70%
Depending on how many days is planed the trail, the difficulty changes. It has to be considered the elevation gained during the trail and the weather conditions can make the whole route very difficult.
- Exposure 50% 50%
The route is not exposed itself, only heavy winds or heavy rain it can make the route more challenging and dangerous. During winter, when the snow falls in the summits, the paths can be very slippery.
The GR131 from Fuencaliente to El Paso – Volcanoes trail
El Paso and the Reventón Pass
The ridge of Caldera de Taburiente
From Punta de Los Roques mountain hut, the trail follows the ridge of all the caldera de Tabutiente surrounded by small bushes during all the trail to Roque de Los Muchachos. If the weather conditions are good, from the ridge can be seen the caldera during all the trail. In Roque de Los Muchachos is settled the best astronomical observatories of the world. Many countries have its team and facilities up there. Looking at the stars from any place of La Palma is exciting but from Roque de Los Muchachos is even more incredible.
From the top of the island of La Palma, for going to Tazacorte, has to be followed a path that arrives at the road that reaches the top of the summit and at the first turn to the right you will find the path that leads to the west and keeps following the ridge of Caldera de Tabutiente.
-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 or be very careful if you decide to take this risk. Before going to hike check out the conditions of the paths in Senderos de La Palma.
-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 nº200 or 201 from Santa Cruz de La Palma or from Los Llanos, near Tazacorte and to take the 203 to El Faro from Fuencaliente.
Where the hike starts: 28.455338, -17.843462
Where the hike ends: 28.651130, -17.946383
During the GR131 there are few places where is possible to stay. Hostels, hotels and apartments are only found in Fuencaliente. There is a small building with no facilities in El Reventon where is possible to overnight and there is a mountain Hut in Punta de Los Roques. There is as well in El Paso a camping área where is possible to stay for a maximum of 7 days taking a permission in advance. Get 25€ discount on your first Airbnb experience