The north-western part of the archipelago of the Canary Islands is the home of the island of La Palma, famous for its lush forests and natural beauty, a quality that led it to be named a World Biosphere Reserve.
Albeit volcanic in origin, la Isla Bonita is particularly outstanding for its green landscape, the abundance of water and summits above 2,000 metres such as La Caldera de Taburiente, Cumbre Nueva or Cumbre Vieja.
At our hotels in La Palma you can visit natural beauty spots, cultural and historic sites and taste its exquisite gastronomy and wines.
National Park of La Caldera de Taburiente
The Park houses a huge amount of archaeological remains, particularly engravings in the rocks, nestling among gorgeous waterfalls, concealed amid gorgeous waterfalls. From our hotels in La Palma you can drive up to the Vantage Points of la Cumbrecita and el Roque de los Muchachos, although if you choose to walk then you really should pop into the Visitors Centre of the National Park, located on the road from Llanos de Ariadne, and find out about the routes there.
Natural Park of las Nieves
Well-known for its conservation of endangered and protected species such as the retamón (Genista benehoavensis) or the cabezón (Scorpaenichthys marmoratus), lying south-west is the protected natural area of Las Angustias, where the natural monument of Idafe is located. Our hotels in La Palma will tell you how to travel these areas on foot.
By staying at our hotels in La Palma you will be able to enjoy beaches of volcanic black sand with crystal clear waters surrounded by impressive cliffs. Below are some of the best beaches of La Palma:
In 2001 the Government of the Canary Islands created the Marine Reserve of Fuerteventura, a protected sea space of 3719 H, for activities related to sea fishing and underwater activities.
Every year, during the summer months, the IAC organises "An Open-Doors Days” at the Observatory of Roque de los Muchachos. On these days you can see some of the Observatory's telescopes.
La Palma is a paradise for walkers, since it has an extensive network of paths and routes where visitors can choose either a simple walk through the gardens of the island or else go trekking over the Bejenado or Birigoyo peaks, as well as the paths of Marcos and Cordero.
La Palma, whose historic name is San Miguel de La Palma, is an island in the Atlantic ocean belonging to the Canary Islands archipelago (Spain). It belongs to the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, its capital is Santa Cruz de la Palma, and the island's most populated municipality is Los Llanos de Aridane. The whole island was declared a Biosphere Reserve in 2002, making it the archipelago's third island, after Lanzarote and El Hierro, to be recognised by the UNESCO.
The island of La Palma is famous for its excellent climate. With a mean temperature of 20oC, never above 26oC or below 16oC, the island of La Palma is characterised by a pleasant climate all year round.