Volcanoes Route - Private taxi shore excursion in La Palma island is 6 hours long shore tour perfectly suited to the cruise ship day stops in Santa Cruz de La Palma. Even this shore excursion is not a classic private tour with private tour guide, the excursion gives you the same feeling of privacy. Private taxi shore excursion it's more like hiring your own driver with car. The driver may not speak perfect English, but it's enough for the basic communication and he perfectly know the best spots and places where to take you, where to do photo stops and where to stop for a coffee brake or lunch.
While booking your Volcanoes Route - Private taxi shore excursion in La Palma island, please, specify in the 'Hotel Name' field your cruise ship name, docking and departure time. This information will allow us to appoint your the best pick-up time from our collection point.
We pick-up you for the The Volcanoes Route - Private taxi shore excursion in La Palma island at our collection point in the Tourist Information Office in Los Cancajos. Once you came out of your cruise ship, please, just grab a taxi and come on time to our collection point - your private taxi driver with the car of proper size will be already waiting for you. The way from the cruise ship to the Tourist Information Office in Los Cancajos will take you approx. 10 minutes and cost approx. 11 Euros. We don't pick-up directly from cruise ships or ferries, because the regulations allowing only taxis with a special authorisation enter the harbour. We understand it's not the perfect a Customer have to take a taxi to get to the start point, but in exchange you will have an excellent private tour with experienced driver in a good fixed price, so you can have relaxing private shore excursion in La Palma without worrying how many kilometres you driven and how many minutes your taxi waiting for you.
Once you arrived to our start point to the Tourist Information Office in Los Cancajos your private taxi driver is already waiting for you to start your Volcanoes Route - Private taxi shore excursion in La Palma island.
Our shore excursion firstly takes us to the Mirador (view point) de La Concepcion. The viewpoint is located at the southern end of a crater declared Natural Monument and offers unbeatable views over Santa Cruz de La Palma, with the port in the foreground. Towards the other side, the view reaches up to La Palma Airport.
After admiring panoramic views we pass the town of Breña Alta which is famous as the place where the best Palmeros Cigars are made. The Palmeros (people from La Palma are named so) were once very poor, whereupon many of them emigrated to Cuba and Venezuela. There they worked on tobacco plantations and in the cigar factories, where they all about cultivation, processing and combination variants learned. With this knowledge, some of them returned to La Palma and began here with the growing. Because they recognized, that both the climate and the mild trade winds as the floor provided ideal conditions.
Later on our Volcanoes Route - Private taxi shore excursion in La Palma island takes us to Refugio del Pilar from where the route trails known as the Route of the Volcanoes - we will stop at the Mirador del Jable to continue to the Visitor Center La Caldera and Mirador de La Cumbrecita. If the Caldera de Taburiente (caldera is the crater) were a huge auditorium created by nature itself, the Cumbrecita Viewpoint would be the best seat in the house. This natural balcony occurs at the end of a narrow valley that suddenly stops short and hangs before the abyss of the crater, a breath-taking natural basin with a diameter of six and a half kilometres, right in the centre of the island of La Palma.
After experiencing unforgettable views of this immense valley and its dozens of ravines covered in pine trees we move on to the Port of Tazacorte, visiting El Paso, Los Llanos and Tazacorte (municipality where the conquest began in 1492). Port of Tazacorte is a cute little town with a long, dark sand beach. Tazacorte is also blessed with the nicest weather on La Palma. It seems to be always sunny, even when there are heavy clouds a couple of kilometres inland.
Later on the Volcanoes Route - Private taxi shore excursion in La Palma island takes us to the volcanic area of the island touring the Mirador de San Nicolas, Las Indias and San Antonio volcano. The viewpoint of the San Antonio Volcano is located in the south of La Palma, in the area known as Cumbre Vieja in Fuencaliente. While during the daytime this viewpoint offers spectacular views of the crater and slopes of the volcano, at nighttime it becomes a window to the universe. The astronomy viewpoint of the San Antonio Volcano is further south than the clearest point for stargazing.
Finally we are going to finish the Volcanoes Route - Private taxi shore excursion in La Palma island passing through the Villa de Mazo and Mountain Brena to the starting point or the taxi driver can take you closer to the harbour, so you can also enjoy some free time in Santa Cruz de La Palma, if the time of the cruise ship departure allows you.
With the Volcanoes Route - Private taxi shore excursion in La Palma island you will be able to discover the La Palma island in the best possible manner in relatively short time with experienced local taxi driver without risk of missing your ship departure.