The green island of Spain
Covering an area of just 273 square miles, La Palma enchants with incredible diversity. Featuring beautiful beaches, crystal-clear water and high mountain peaks, the most north-westerly of the Canary Islands is a holiday haven for beach lovers, cyclists and hikers alike. Divers enjoy an exciting underwater world with lava arches.
La Palma is the greenest of the Canary Islands, which is why it is also referred to as the “Isla Verde” (Green Island). The island’s forests and black sand beaches are a result of its volcanic origins. 800 different types of plants grow on the island, of which 45 are endemic to La Palma.
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Sightseeing in your La Palma holidays
Los Cancajos in the east of the island is a choice location for a classic beach holiday. One of the island’s most popular beaches is Puerto Naos. Equally unforgettable black sand can be found at Playa de Charco Verde. View in maps
The Caldera de Taburiente National Park is situated in the heart of the island. The caldera (crater) is surrounded by volcanic peaks, including the Roque de los Muchachos that rises to a height of 7,949 feet. Perfect for a hiking or biking tour. View in maps
The smugglers' bay Porís de Candelaria below Tijarafe is worth a visit. Once pirates and smugglers are said to have lived in this well-hidden bay under a gigantic rock overhang. View in maps
The capital Santa Cruz de la Palma is characterised by historic Canarian and colonial style architecture. Worth seeing: the renaissance-style town hall and the Real Castillo de Santa Catalina. View in maps