Reserva Biosfera La Palma

Risco de la Concepción Natural Monument

Risco de la Concepción is a half-moon volcanic building of submarine origin. It counts with a cliff exceeding a height of 300 meters, southerly closing Santa Cruz de la Palma City. The particular origin of its volcanic structure and yellow materials grant it a great scientific, geological and geomorphological interest. Given its situation, the monument is included in the infra bioclimatic and thermocanary semiarid ground, with a potential thermophile vegetation, becoming a vegetable formation of spurges commonly known as cardonal-tabaibal, when coming down. Mainly in the seeps, there also appear samples of monteverde (laurel, heath and fire tree forest) or more humid or shady areas. Even though there is no remarkable use within this protected area, an urbanization may be contemplated inside the volcano, such as several cropping farms and some abandoned extraction quarries. In addition, its base is crossed by a tunnel joining Santa Cruz de La Palma with Breña Alta.

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Tipo de Ingreso

  • Free
  • Semi-restricted (previous notice)


  • Risco de La Concepción Viewpoint
  • Nuestra Señora de La Concepción Shrine


  • Particular car:
- From S/C de la Palma through LP-202.
- From Las Nieves through LP-101.
- From San Pedro through LP-202.


  • Flora and fauna observation
  • Excursions
  • Research
  • Picture taking without commercial purposes

Red Canaria de Espacios Naturales Protegidos (ENP)

Monumento Natural

Red Natura 2000

Zona de Especial Conservación (ZEC)


Santa Cruz de La Palma



66,1 ha


La Palma


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