La Palma harbours in its interior a replica of itself. A mirror image turned to the south west, which reproduces the island’s mould inversely. It looks as if some diabolical creature has dug it out with a blow of its claws, leaving behind a scar with jagged stitching. In its bowels, sheltered by cyclopean walls, the auaritas took refuge. La Palma’s nature shows its wildest and most inaccessible facet there.
Enter the National Park, and contemplate its jagged cliffs and pine forests as you go down into its centre. Listen to the shouts and squeals of people taking a dip in the stream. Feel how all your muscles relax in the water, after the hard hike. Descend the ravine, taking time to admire the capricious rock forms. Imagine the geological processes involved, and the park’s human history
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