La Palma
About

La Palma is the greenest of the Canary Islands and a truly wonderful winter escape to anybody who loves exploring, sunbathing and sightseeing. The island is like a hidden gem in the Atlantic ocean yet to be discovered. Nicknamed La Isla Bonita (the Pretty Island) La Palma offers its visitors a chance to experience real, unspoiled nature by hiking in the verdant rainforests literally oozing with life.

As apposed to typical golden beaches, La Palma’s beaches are dark-sanded, making it a perfect place for sunbathing and tending to be less crowded. It also has the most diverse flora in all of the Canaries. If you are on the look out for a relaxing holiday away from crowds then La Palma is the place for you.

La Palma charms its visitors with beautiful sunsets and clear night skies for star-gazers, making it an amazing romantic adventure. La Palma is also a popular destination for climbing or hiking, particularly, throughout the cooler months. If anything, it is a haven for escaping cold winters and the definite place for recreation and adventure.

La Palma has a  consistent, warm climate with the sun shining for the most part of the day. The avarage temperatures don’t sink below 18°C throughout the year. The island takes pleasure in a hot climate year-round, but Atlantic coastal breezes make the heat more bearable. Bottom line - La Palma has the perfect water-leisure and sunbathing climate.

Facts
  • The entire island has been declared a UNESCO biosphere reserve
  • Average yearly temperatures fluctuate between 26° and 28°C
  • La Palma became the first Starlight Reserve in the world
  • La Palma is home to the biggest optical telescope – GranTeCan
Flights to La Palma
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Eat

Chicharrón

A traditional Spanish dish usually made with seasoned pork belly or deep-fried pork rinds and various condiments.

Principe Alberto

A chocolate cake with a royal name, usually topped with chocolate mousse and nuts. The best known dessert in La Palma.
Drink

Ron Miel

A specialty of the Canaries, honey rum is a beverage with a unique flavor, and can be enjoyed on its own or in many cocktail varieties.

Café solo

Strong coffee served in small cups. Traditionally made on a fire or a stove, and the beans are often fresh from the ground.
See

Nogales beach

The most beautiful natural beach of La Palma – a black sand gem stretching 450 m long among rugged cliffs.

Teneguia

Teneguia is an impressive twin-peaked, red rock-faced volcano, soaring 437 m high from a spectacularly raw volcanic landscape.
Perfect for
Boat Rides
Camping
Caving
Driving
Fine Dining
Hiking
Park Walks
Sailing
Sunbathing
Swimming
Waterskiing
Places

Puerto de Tazacorte Trips

Puerto de Tazacorte west of La Palma has some amazing boat trips on offer. The beautiful caves, underwater ledges and fish-inhabited reefs found along the island’s coasts will let you see and appreciate the sheer beauty of the local underwater world. Whales, dolphins and cetaceans are the ruling dwellers of these Atlantic waters, and sighting some of these magnificent animals along the way is an unforgettable experience of its own.

Parque Nacional de la Caldera de Taburiente

This magnificent national park is the geographical heart of La Palma, and extends across 47 km2 with glistening freshwater springs, graceful waterfalls, rich pine forests, steep rock formations and long hiking paths showing off its natural diversity and beauty. This is an truly majestic and unspoiled place best explored on foot. For the clearest views it is best to visit in the morning. But afternoons have their own magic view – the clouds slowly embracing the 8 km wide caldera, spilling over its soaring rock walls. The caldera is the central part of the park, and is essentially the remains of a giant, collapsed volcanic crater. Although seemingly tranquil, this place is under slow but constant erosion, which has created some bizarre sights, such as groups of trees standing on a web of their own roots.

Piscinas de la Fajana

Natural swimming pools in La Palma are a must for those who want to have a refreshing dip in the water and among authentic, strikingly beautiful sights. La Fajana consists of three natural saltwater pools located on the northeast coast of the island, about 5 km east of the village of Barlovento. Swimming in these charming natural pools of the Canary Islands is a unique and unforgettable. The walls encircling the three-pool complex protect it from the waves of the open, letting swimmers bathe in the crystal clear waters and get around and between the three pools with ease. The swimming pools at La Fajana are easily accessible and include serviced parking, sunbathing zones and restaurants, making this the perfect leisure spot to go with your family or friends.
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