The natural treasure of the peaks of La Palma: Los Tajinastes
Tajinastes, cumbres de La Palma

The Tajinastes, the plant that attracts photographers from all over the world at this time of year.

In the heart of the island of La Palma is a natural spectacle that captivates all those who venture to discover it: the Tajinastes on the Roque de los Muchachos. These majestic plants, endemic to the Canary Islands, with their flowers reaching up to the sky, are a feast for the eyes for anyone who visits the palm tree peaks.

The Roque de los Muchachos, known as the highest point on the island, provides the perfect backdrop for this natural wonder. At an altitude of more than 2,400 metres above sea level, the Tajinastes thrive in a unique environment, surrounded by the purity of the air and the breathtaking panoramic views.

When the landscape is dressed in colour, the Tajinastes become the centre of attention. Their flowers in shades of deep red, pink and white create a symphony of colours that contrasts with the deep blue of the sky and the green of the vegetation, together with their large size, which can reach up to three metres in height. The cold of winter or the intense heat of summer make spring the perfect season for its reproduction. Its peak flowering time is usually in mid-May, although it is possible to see this species in bloom until mid-June.

But the attraction of the Tajinastes goes beyond their visual beauty. They are a symbol of the natural wealth and biodiversity of La Palma. Walking among them, you can feel the connection with the land and the history of this island, where nature has sculpted unique landscapes over millennia.

For hikers and nature lovers, Roque de los Muchachos offers a network of trails that wind through the Tajinastes and lead to spectacular viewpoints. Every step is an opportunity to marvel at the beauty of the surroundings and immerse yourself in the tranquillity that only unspoilt nature can offer.

The Tajinastes on the Roque de los Muchachos invite travellers to enter a world of natural beauty and discover the magic hidden in every corner of this enchanted island.

Tajinastes, cumbres de La Palma
Tajinastes, cumbres de La Palma