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Roque de Los Muchachos

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Address: LP-4 | Municipio Villa de Garafía, 38788, La Palma, Spain

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Wow factor-place to see!

Absolutely amazing place! Unfortunately it was a bit cloudy, but still amazing place to visit. If you are afraid of hights, I don't recommend...

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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Absolutely amazing place! Unfortunately it was a bit cloudy, but still amazing place to visit. If you are afraid of hights, I don't recommend...

Thank PiaHTM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Take the time to do this difficult drive up to the highest point on the island. Amazing views. Just take in the magical surroundings. And don't forget to cover up as it's cold and windy.

Thank Stefan V
Beverley, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First thing - the nearest toilet or place to get water is 35 minutes drive away, so be prepared! It's a great view and interesting to see the caldera and other islands in the distance, but unless you're a very serious hiker, don't bother - go to volcan san antonio instead.

Thank adrianandkaren
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Please don't attempt this hike in sandals! We saw one guy do that and he didn't make it very far, which is a shame because this hike is magnificent. We parked at the top, past the observatory. We arrived at 0930 and were the only car in the lot. It was COLD. Like, below freezing cold. We had hats but... More 

Thank TNsnowflake
Monmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Is is a long and windy road to get to the rock but it is so worth it. The trip itself is quite thrilling with hairpin bends like you cant imagine. At the top you pass the Observatory, which is fascinating, particularly for any engineers or astro physicists in the car. Then you keep on going up till you reach... More 

Thank Lynne S
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing drive up (definitely hire a car!!) and the view from the top is out of this world. We were lucky with the weather (no clouds) but this an absolute must if you go to La Palma

Thank Ben G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

long hard drive to the top, great view but lots of hair pin turns. but once you get there, it is the best view i ever seen over the clouds and view of tenerife and the other islands. best place in la palma.

Thank yotsu
Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are on La Palma there are lovely sceneries to visit and see, this is one of them. Comfortable shoes are a must. Prepare yourself for a walk that is not that easy.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Shortly after picking up my first ever left hand drive hire car I found myself winding up the mountain to the top of the island. honestly , if i can do it anyone can. ideally it would have been night to be up there for the unset but to be fair its a long drive down again. Its a wonderful... More 

Thank travellingtash
Nailsworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a coach tour from Santa Cruz up to the 8k ft mountain through the fertile valleys, laurel then pine and at the top a virtually barren rocky area with just broom. The top is above the clouds and is pretty cold. The road up is quite incredible and in in very good condition, probably paid for by the... More 

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