Spanish Islands – La Palma

La Palma Island

La Palma Island, also known as Isla Bonita (the Pretty Island), has the beautiful countryside views and its black sandy beaches. The island is the 5th largest from the Canaries and it is located in the north-west of the archipelago. You can get easily on the island, there is an airport and several ferries which go to the island.

Read below about the major attractions from the island. 🌴

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Best time to go 🌞

Even though it is part of the Canaries, the weather on La Palma Island is a bit cloudier. The weather is quite consistent, the average temperature at winter is 18 °C (64.4 °F) and 24 °C (75.2 °F) in summer. The temperature rarely rises above 30 °C (86 °F).

The warmest months are August & September and the coldest time on the island is from October to April.

Photo credits: Hans-Peter Balfanz, Wikipedia

Unique Experiences

Swim in a natural swimming pool 🌊

You can actually swim in a natural pool. Charco Azul (the blue pool) is extremely beautiful with turquoise water and clear sight of the underground life of the Atlantic Ocean.

The amazing sea pool is safe, there have been measures taken to protect it from the strong waves, so you can just relax and enjoy the amazing view.

Gaze at the stars and get closer to the universe ⭐

The view from the top of the mountains is so clear that you can see the sky filled with stars. There is an observatory on the top of the Roque de los Muchachos mountain, where you can take a closer look at the stars. The Roque de Los Muchachos is the closest to the cosmos.

The island has also received the Starlight Award as an acknowledgement of its clear, unpolluted skies.

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World Biosphere Reserve 🌋

There are beautiful hiking paths up to the volcano, they guide you on beautiful gorges and trails near waterfalls. The view is extremely colorful, the black soil of the island points out really nicely the colorful fauna of the Los Tilos Forest.

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Admire the 16th-century architecture

Santa Cruz de la Palma is located on an old lava flow from the Caldereta Volcano. The houses have 16th-century architecture and are bright colored. The city used to be the most important port in Spain and it still gives the feeling of a port town from the 1500s.

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Puerto Naos ⛱

Used to be a port for banana shipments, but through the years it became the main holiday resort on the west side of La Palma Island. It has black sand beaches and lots of palm trees (of course) with lovely umbrellas.

Besides the specially arranged places for the sun lovers, there are several beach bars, restaurants and gift shops.

While you’re in La Palma…

…explore the underwater life of the island by taking a snorkelling or scuba diving lesson.

Try out snorkelling all day with an experienced guide to get to see the life under the Atlantic. 🐠

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