La Palma

Welcome to La Palma, the beautiful and idyllic island located in the heart of the Canary archipelago. Known as the Isla Bonita, this island offers visitors everything from world-class hiking trails to picturesque coastal towns with stunning ocean views.

Getting here:

To get to La Palma, you’ll need to fly into Santa Cruz de la Palma airport, which is located on the east side of the island. Alternatively, you can take a ferry from neighboring islands like Tenerife and Gran Canaria.

Things to do:

1. Explore Caldera de Taburiente National Park: this beautiful park is home to a large volcanic crater and is the perfect place to get out in nature. You’ll find a variety of hiking trails here that take you through dense forests and offer stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

2. Visit the old town of Santa Cruz de la Palma: this charming town is full of historic architecture and narrow streets that are perfect for strolling through. Be sure to check out the Church of Santo Domingo and the Castillo de Santa Catalina while you’re here.

3. Go stargazing: due to its remote location and lack of light pollution, La Palma is one of the best places in the world for stargazing. Head to the Roque de los Muchachos observatory for an unforgettable astronomy experience.

4. Hit the beaches: with its crystal-clear waters and golden sand, La Palma has some of the most beautiful beaches in the Canary Islands. Check out Playa de la Veta, Puerto de Tazacorte, and Charco Verde for some of the best spots.

Where to eat:

1. Restaurante Azul: this restaurant is located on the beach in Puerto Naos and serves up delicious fresh seafood.

2. La Placeta: located in the heart of Santa Cruz de la Palma, this restaurant offers a mix of traditional Canarian and international cuisine.

3. El Duende del Fuego: this restaurant offers a unique dining experience where your food is cooked over an open fire right in front of you.

Where to stay:

1. Parador de La Palma: located in the heart of the island, this luxurious hotel offers stunning views of the ocean and the surrounding landscape.

2. Hotel Hacienda de Abajo: this historic hotel is located in Tazacorte and offers a unique blend of luxury and traditional architecture.

3. Apartamentos Cancajos: these spacious apartments are located near the beach in Los Cancajos and offer easy access to some of the island’s best attractions.

Whether you’re looking to explore the great outdoors or just relax on the beach, La Palma has something for everyone. With its stunning natural beauty and vibrant culture, this island is truly one of Spain’s hidden gems.

The following resorts are available in La Palma: