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La Palma Island (La Isla Bonita) ~ Getting to know La Palma Island, Canary Islands, Spain

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About La Palma Island
La Palma, is the most steep island in the world lying opposite the west coast of Africa and is on the north west of the Canarian archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean.

La Palma Island was the first of the Canary Islands had a Biosphere Reserve declared by UNESCO. Its highest peak is Roque de los Muchachos that reaches up to 2,426 meters.

La Palma is the most westerly Canarian island and it is also often called "La Isla Bonita" that is said to be one of the most beautiful islands in the world.
It is also called as "La Isla Verde" as it is much greener than the other Canary Islands.

La Palma has a perfect natural beauty with its evergreen. It is one of the most spectacular islands in the world. The amazing flora and gorgeous volcanic topography rewards the island as the most beautiful one of the seven Canary Islands.

Best Things to Do in La Palma
Climbing and ravine descend, potholing, horseback riding, mountain bike, sunbathing, water sports, boat trips, paragliding, trekking & hiking and Scuba diving are the best leisure activities to choose from in La Palma.

Places to Visit and See in La Palma
The central region of La Palma is the National Park of Parque Nacional de la Caldera de Taburiente, a giant’s cauldron surrounded by the peaks with altitudes of more than 2,000 meters.

The dazzling waterfalls gushing out of craggy walls, which are furrowed by gullies and ravines cutting through groves of Canary Island pine. In the interior parts, a group of amazing rock formations generate an amazing landscape.

A wonderful deep canyon of Las Angustias lies in the island’s volcanic history reaches by the natural exit from Caldera de Taburiente that is provided by the ravine.

In the south of La Palma, there stands a mountain range crowned by a sequence of volcanoes including the Teneguía, the site of the last eruption to have taken place on the archipelago back in 1971.

There is an International Astrophysics Observation Facility (The Observatorio del Roque de Los Muchachos) on the summits in the municipality of Garafia. It is one of the most complete complex of telescopes in the world situated on an altitude of 2,420 meters. La Palma eventually has become one of the most privileged place of the world by means of astronomical observation. The facility is not open to visitors except the days of "Open Day" which is usually one or two days in July and August. Schools, universities and astronomy related specialists may visit the facility by taking appointment (Phone: +34 922 405 500 ; Fax: +34 922 405 501).

Santa Cruz de la Palma is the most important city and port of the island of La Palma. Traditional lifestyle still lives on the streets in the company of old houses with balconies, churches and 16th century structures.

The area of Los Tiles which was offers its visitors all kind of open air activities. The island has become a real natural scene and leisure park. From the center of the earth to the depths of the ocean Palma transmits endless new emotions.

La Palma is a paradise for hikers and nature walk lovers as the island is known for its nature and extensive network of trails. Birigoyo Bejenado, Marcos y Cordero and Caldera are the heavens where the miracle of water acquires its meaning.

Discovering La Palma's natural environment and beauties, tasting its wines, deserts and honeys or finding out the secrets of its craftsmen are some of the great attractions in La Palma for the holidaymakers.


La Palma Beaches
La Palma hosts variety of fine beaches by the Atlantic Ocean. The largest and popular beaches of La Palma include; Puerto de Naos beach and Charco Verde beach in Los Llanos de Aridane; Los Guirres beach or El Volcán beach in Tazacorte; la Zamora beach in Fuencaliente; Los Cancajos beach in Breña Baja and Nogales beach in Puntallana. Beaches of La Palma offer all kinds of leisure, entertainment and water sports opportunities for the holidaymakers.

La Palma Weather
Weather in La Palma is varied due to its high altitude areas just by the coasts. During autumn and winter temperatures range between 12-18 ºC. Bringing warm clothing and getting prepared for rain is recommende. During spring and summer temperatures are above 20 ºC and there can blow a gentle breeze during sunset.


How to Get to La Palma
By Air
La Palma’s airport (Phone: +34 922 41 15 40) is Santa Cruz de La Palma, Canarias (SPC).  There are direct flights to La Palma from Spain mainland by the Spanish airlines of Binter Canarias (Phone: +34 902 39 13 92; or Islas Airways (Phone: +34 902 47 74 78;

By Sea
La Palma stands on a four hours flight from the Northern Europe and only about 300 kilometers from the African coast. Upon arriving to the International Southern Airport on the neighboring island of Tenerife, the fast ferries from Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Los Cristianos takes you to the island's port of Santa Cruz de la Palma. (The Fred Olsen (Phone: +34 902 10 01 07; Benchijigua Express from Los Cristianos; Trasmediterránea (Phone: +34 902 45 46 45; from Santa Cruz de Tenerife in summer times)

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