hike with me through ‘laurisilva’ and pinewoods…:-)

La Palma(le palmier) – l’île verte est classée “réserve de la biosphère” par l’UNESCO, toute en altitude, sa végétation exubérante m’a rappelé Tenerife et Lanzarote – ses 2 “grandes sœurs”… plus de 1000 kms de sentiers de tous niveaux, des paysages d’une incroyable diversité et très bien préservés: d’ailleurs toute l’île est un parc national! Dame Nature est chez elle à tous les étages, avec des températures globalement agréables toute l’année, car le climat subtropical est doux et printanier… le tourisme rural est encouragé et privilégié ici, on cherche à attirer les visiteurs respectueux de l’environnement, amateurs de nature et randonnées… P.S. le pin des Canaries peut atteindre 60m et son écorce résiste au feu; “laurisylve” = forêt de lauriers, fougères, tilleuls.
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pix taken @ Cubo de la Galga & Parque nacional “Caldera de Taburiente”…

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La Palma (the palm-tree) – aka “green island” is classified as “Biosphere reserve” by UNESCO, its altitude and luxuriant vegetation have reminded me of Tenerife and Lanzarote – its 2 “big sisters”… more than 1000 kms of trails(all levels!), and incredibly diverse landscapes, very well preserved: in fact, the whole island is a national park! Lady Nature is at home everywhere, with fine temperatures all year round, because the subtropical climate is mild and springlike… rural tourism is encouraged and favored here, as they try to attract ecological and respectful visitors, nature lovers and hikers. P.S. the Canary island pine-tree grows up to 60 m-high and its bark is fireproof; ‘laurisilva’ = laurel, fern and linden tree forest.

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Posted on 6 October 2016, in melanie. Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. Cool, wonderful and such a serene environment! Thanks for taking us there through your writing and photos, Melanie. 🙂

  2. Oui, c’est un vrai paradis… Il faudrait que j’y retourne… Bonne soirée à toi! Mo

  3. A very beautiful and enchanting place, by your lovely pictures,would be a great adventure to visit and experience, reminds me a little of the Patagonian region of South Chile.

  4. What a beautiful place! I especially loved the waterfall.

  5. This looks to be such a great park ~ an oasis in the world. Reminds me a bit of the great National Parks in the States, places where you can lose yourself in solitude… 🙂

    • yeah, an earthly Eden, as some people call it… I did visit most of the great US national parks and my favourite one is Yellowstone, where I spent 2 weeks… if you’re interested in it and have a few spare minutes, please enter “Yellowstone” @ search, and you’ll see my humble pix… 🙂

  6. 1,000 km of trails. Sounds and looks delightful, Melanie. – Curt

  7. It’s a beautiful time of year there, Melanie. Thanks for sharing.
    Leslie

  8. A beautiful place, Melanie and lovely photos.

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