With lush forests, scenic volcanoes, and historic small towns, this quiet destination in the Canary Islands has plenty to offer. When you stay at one of our La Palma vacation rentals, you get the best of both worlds: secluded natural beauty and bustling historic towns. Overall, this beautiful island is the perfect place to plan a serene getaway!
Where is La Palma?
As one of Spain's picturesque Canary Islands
, La Palma is in the Atlantic Ocean near northwestern Africa, about 300 miles off the coast of Morocco. Featuring stunning rugged terrain, volcanoes, and beautiful beaches, the Canary Islands offer unparalleled outdoor scenery.
The popular island of Tenerife
is about a five-hour ferry ride from La Palma, or a short 30-minute flight. If you're coming from Spain, La Palma is about a five-hour flight from Seville. La Palma is the furthest northwestern island of the group with a population around eighty thousand and roughly 275 square miles of diverse landscape.
History & Culture in La Palma's Capital
La Palma boasts several historic towns filled with quaint cobblestone streets and colorful architecture. Santa Cruz, the island's capital city, is located on the eastern side of the island. Founded in 1493 as an important trade route, the city was once the third largest port in Europe. From historic and artistic buildings to amazing Flemish religious art and churches, take your pick of interesting cultural sights to explore.
Things to Do in La Palma
Whether you're looking to lounge on the beach or explore the amazing terrain, you can soak up the island culture in a variety of ways when you stay at one of our La Palma vacation rentals.
The island's night skies feature unparalleled stargazing, thanks to minimal light pollution and a special law designed to preserve the evening stargazing. You'll find several powerful telescopes to explore, including the Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory - this popular spot is the highest point on the island and offers breathtaking views of the island below.
From scenic sandy coves to rugged cliffsides, La Palma features an array of stunning coastal terrain. Explore the local black sand and pebble beaches, as well as the beautiful natural seawater pools, La Fajana and Charco Azul, on the northern part of the island.
With more than 600 miles of trails, La Palma offers endless hiking for visitors of all fitness. Explore the volcano route at the Caldera de Taburiente National Park, where you'll walk among a huge crater formation surrounded by pine forests and scenic waterfalls.
Stay in one of our lovely vacation rentals on your next trip to La Palma and experience the beauty of this quiet yet adventure-filled island!
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