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La Palma Enchanted Forest Hike
Activities in La Palma

La Palma Enchanted Forest Hike

  • English English
  • 5 hours

Feel like an adventure? This hiking trip through the stunning Enchanted Forest will immerse you in the incredible landscapes of La Palma and the Cubo de la Galga laurel forest.

La Palma Enchanted Forest Hike Itinerary

Having met your guide at your chosen meeting point, you'll be given your hiking poles ready to begin your adventure on the beautiful island of La Palma. Setting off on your trek, you'll soon understand why the magical leafy area has earned the nickname of the Enchanted Forest.

You'll walk along the Cubo de la Galga hiking path, one of the best places on the island to experience the famous laurel forests that cover La Palma. Throughout your hike, you'll be surrounded by the vibrantly green fronds of the laurel trees and ferns, which have been spread across the island for over a million years. 

Reaching Somada Alta, a viewpoint located 900 metres (almost 3000 feet) above sea level, you'll be left speechless by the impressive panoramic views of the villages of northeast La Palma. From here, you'll begin descending through the heart of the Enchanted Forest, a jungle of lianas and tropical flowers.

At the bottom of the hill, you'll see the picturesque houses typical of the region, and watch as the locals go about their daily lives. The perfect end to an excellent hiking trip!

Important information

  • It is highly advisable to be in good shape to participate in the activity.
  • Suitable clothing and trekking shoes are recommended.
  • Don’t forget to bring a hat and sunscreen, some food and plenty of water. If you book this activity in winter, wear something warm.

Schedule and pick-up location

This excursion includes a pick-up service from the following tourist areas in La Palma:

  • Fuencaliente area: Hotel La Palma Princess, at 8:15 am.
  • Puerto Naos area: Hotel Sol La Palma, at 8:30 am.
  • Los Cancajos area: Bus stop in front of Los Rosales (near the pharmacy), at 9:30 am.


Adults Children between 2 and 12 years old Children under 2 years old
Hiking trip
US$ 35.20
US$ 17.60
Hiking trip + transfers
US$ 48.50
US$ 24.20

Hiking trip

  • Adults

    US$ 35.2
  • Children between 2 and 12 years old

    US$ 17.6
  • Children under 2 years old


Hiking trip + transfers

  • Adults

    US$ 48.5
  • Children between 2 and 12 years old

    US$ 24.2
  • Children under 2 years old


More Information


5 hours.

Language English

The tour is carried out in several languages at the same time, including in English.


Hotel pick up and drop off (optional).

English speaking guide.

Chestnut wood hiking poles.

Not included


When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the previous day (8:00 PM local time) if there are still places available.


You will receive an email with your ticket attached which you must print out and show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - What is the difficulty level of the hike?

    A - There are two options: the full trail, of 11 km, 5 hours, with 450 m climb and 950 m descent - meaning it is of medium difficulty. If you choose to only do the first part, you will walk 7 km over 3 hours 30 minutes, with 150 metres climb and 300 m descent - making it an easy route. You can decide which to do on the day, by simply mentioning it to the guide.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 35.20
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Meeting point

Avda. Atabara, 7.


Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.