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|30.04.16||Accommodation on the GR131 El Baston La Palma |
sent by Steve
How often is the Dance of the Dwarves?
Observatory visit at Roque de Muchachos
|09.03.2016||Can any body recommend a Restaurant for Sat night in Puntagorda? |
sent by Jane
|16.03.2016||Does anybody know anything about the taxi that operates in the Caldera? |
sent by Yorkshire Boy
| ||Buses from the airport to Tazacorte? |
sent by Suzi
|30.04.16||I want to Walk the GR131 El Baston but can't find anything out about where to stay on the route. |
Hi there. On the GR131 long distance trek, there is no accommodation apart from a couple of Pensiones in Los Canarias near the start. On the trail there is just the El Pilar campsite near El Paso and the Refugio de los Roques between El Pilar and the Roque de Muchachos. Our walking blog gives info and photos of the various sections: Walking the GR131 La Palma
|20.04.2016||How often is the Dance of the Dwarves?|
|Gareth||Hi. I've been on holiday to La Palma before and seen lots of dwarf-themed gifts and T-shirts in the souvenir shops but I've still no idea what it's about. If I could time my next holiday to coincide with seeing them, I'd be really interested!|
The famous La Palma Dance of the Dwarves or La Danza de los Enanos is every five years with the next one being in 2015, then 2020, etc. So we can all look forward to the big show next year. You probably also want to know what is the Dance of Dwarves! Basically, the show begins with 12 people dressed as Cardinals who appear from a temporary 'castle' and walk solemnly to centre stage where they sing a selection of beautiful hymns. They then return to the 'castle' only to reappear moments later as polka-dancing dwarfs. The trick is that the dwarves are actually full-size people - I'll let you figure it out but it is cleverly and convincingly done!
|07.04.2016||Observatory visit at Roque de Muchachos|
|Andreas and Jutta|| |
Is it necessary to book a visit to the observatories on La Palma or can you just go up there? I'd love to get any information about looking around.
|The answer to the question is that you always need to book a visit in advance. For online booking you need to go here: http://orm.astrocamp.es/index_en.html (only for over 12 years old). If preferred dates are not available you could enter a waiting list. For high season such as Easter, summer or Xmas is strongly advised to book at least with 10-14 days in advance. |
|09.03.2016||Restaurants in Puntagorda?|
|Jane||Can any body recommend a Restaurant for Sat night in Puntagorda?|
Restaurante Virgin del Pino – near the clock tower, opposite Mar y Monte pension. Varied menu, eating inside or out, really great setting.
|16.03.2016||Taxi prices Caldera|
|Yorkshire Boy||Does anybody know anything about the taxi that operates in the Caldera?|
|N and C |
Caldera Taxi price was 51 EUR for the taxi in March 2014 when we went up but if you find a couple to share, you can share the taxi and the price. So if you are walking the Caldera, the best idea is to get there reasonably early (certainly before 11.00 hrs) to have the best chance of sharing a taxi.
|03.02.16||Buses from the airport to Tazacorte|
|Suzi ||Hi there, can anyone tell me about the buses on La Palma. Is it possible to get from the airport to Tazacorte by bus? Thanks!|
Very possible although it takes three buses. If you wish, you can use a taxi for the first and/or last journeys which are quite short.