Cuevas de Buracas

Cuevas de Buracas

La Palma

Route: Cuevas de Buracas

Area: La Palma

Date of walk: 25th January 2017

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 4.0 miles

Weather: Some cloud but mostly bright and sunny

We parked in the sleepy village of Las Tricias and walked downhill towards the sea following the well named ‘Dream Paths’ which took us through almond orchards, gardens and idyllic farmland. Along the way we passed by some magnificent dragon trees, which are amongst the finest on the island

Eventually we arrived at the barranco and crossed this via some narrow and rocky paths, passing by the caves, some of which are inhabited, known as the Cuevas de Buracas 

We followed a natural rock staircase up the side of the barranco, crossing the roof of one of the caves along the way, before emerging onto a quiet road. We then linked up with our original descent route and retraced our steps back up to the start

It was a magical walk, full of interest and beauty all the way, and for much of the time we imagined ourselves in a bygone era – time seemed to have stopped still in this place

Having finished the walk by lunchtime we decided to drive to the Port of Tazacorte, about 30 minutes away and, as luck would have it, a whale watching boat was about to depart. Click here to see whether our mission was successful

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