La Palma Island (La Isla Bonita) ~ Getting to know La Palma
Island, Canary Islands, Spain
La Palma Travel Video
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.
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.
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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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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; www.binternet.com) or
Islas Airways (Phone: +34 902 47 74 78; www.islasairways.com).
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;
www.fredolsen.es) Benchijigua Express from Los Cristianos;
Trasmediterránea (Phone: +34 902 45 46 45; www.trasmediterranea.es)
from Santa Cruz de Tenerife in summer times)