Great for walking or just relaxing

La Palma

La Palma is certainly one of the smaller, quieter, more rural Canary Islands. The climate is varied, due in part to the fact that the mountains are so close to the coast. 

Choose to walk the hills and forests or enjoy a paperback on the beach. Eating out is also an enormous pleasure, with lots of fresh ingredients produced locally. At sea level, the temperature generally averages 20°C year round, with the western side of the island being a little drier and warmer. 

We have tried to include a varied selection of properties from self-catering apartments to small rural properties to a four star Parador. Our latest addition is the Hacienda de Abajo a converted 17th century estate in Tazacorte. Please let us help you with your selection. 

Locations rather than resorts

We have selected just five properties here, each unique and the areas they are in are shown on our  Resorts page. 

Things to do on La Palma

Places to visit include the National Park, Santa Cruz, the Church of Las Nieves, the beach at Puerto Tazacorte. A good travel guide will give you more information and our local representative will be glad to give you advice. 

Getting around

We recommend car hire on this island in particular and include it in most of or holidays here. It is an island crying out to be explored! Transfers can be arranged if you just intend to flop and drop in the Santa Cruz area, and from here you would be able to walk or take a taxi to town. 

Beaches on La Palma

Though most visitors are not there to particularly have a beach holiday, there are about 50 beaches in total on this island mostly of black volcanic sand or pebbles, Santa Cruz has a large beach on the south side of the town and we mention a few others below.  The naturally black lava sand can be off-putting to visitors but the beaches and coastal waters here are spotlessly clean 

Puerto Naos beach is in a typical fishing village  near Santa Cruz and is a blue flag beach of 500 metres with moderate waves there are facilities in the surrounding area.

Los Cancajos A lovely beach with crystal water revealing rocky beds in a traditional tourist area. Access is good and there are a number of services nearby. Another Blue flag beach.

Puerto de Tazacorte has the longest beach on the west coast and is a pebble beach popular with visitors and locals. Tazacorte is has a fishing harbour and pleasure boats and restaurants and cafés can be found on the streets behind the beach, a good place to sample local seafood.