La Palma is also dubbed "Beautiful Island" or "Green Island" on account of its lush woodland comprising wild laurel, pines and banana trees. Its tallest peak reaches 2 426m, at El Roque de los Muchachos. The natural beauty of the island is most in evidence at the Caldera de Taburiente. Viewpoints affording staggering vistas, beautifully preserved beaches and a charming capital city make La Palma one of the archipelago's choice destinations. Sadly, a fire in early 2016 ravaged 4 800ha on the island.