La Palma holidays 2021
The most beautiful and unspoiled of the Canary Islands, La Palma encompasses tradition, natural beauty and true escapism. Whether you want to lounge on quiet beaches, explore the stunning landscape or relax and soak up the island's unique atmosphere, La Palma holidays have something for everyone. Due to its slightly quieter nature, you can find some great deals on cheap holidays.
Located off the coast of Africa, the small volcanic island is blessed with year-round sunshine as well as stunning beaches and a varied inland terrain, making it a great destination for you to witness nature at its most dramatic. You can enjoy the leisurely lifestyle of La Palma, its beautiful surroundings and unique monuments, or experience the buzz of its capital Santa Cruz de la Palma with its rich culture and nightlife.1 of 9
La Palma is made up of several holiday resorts on the coast, which are eclipsed by the surrounding landscape of volcanoes, pine forests and vineyards. The combination of natural wonders is complimented by the family-friendly water parks and beaches, which are some of the best in the Canary Islands.
Why book La Palma holidays
Rest & relaxation
The less touristy Canary Island is perfect for peace, quiet and blissful surroundings
Discover the best beaches
Spend the day on the black sand Los Cancajos Beach
Great national parks
Enjoy hikes and leisurely walks through the lush Taburiente National Park
Top resorts in La Palma
Fuencaliente in La Palma, Canary IslandsFrom £389 per person
Los Concajos is a delightful little resort located 2 kilometres south of Santa Cruz, the charming capital of La Palma. …From £236 per person
Tazacorte is a quiet, rural town of multi-coloured houses located in the south west corner of La Palma, surrounded by …From £370 per person
The charming little town of Breña Baja sits on a hillside just outside Santa Cruz, the bustling capital of La …From £264 per person
Puerto Naos is one of the longest beaches on the gorgeous island of La Palma, a stunning swathe of dramatic …From £351 per person
Los Llanos De Aridane
Set amid fields and orchards in the south east of La Palma, the quiet town of Los Llanos De Aridane …From £291 per person
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Your guide to La Palma holidays
Whether you’re travelling in a group, with your family or with a loved one, there’s plenty to keep you occupied on a holiday to La Palma. The towns on the island hold a lot of history and offer a good glimpse of traditional island life, dating back to the time of the Spanish take over.
As the island is the smallest in the Canaries, you will be able to see most of the attractions during your holiday to La Palma. From Puerto de Tazacorte harbour, you can tour the coast aboard a boat. The tour will conclude at the Cueva Bonita, or the Pretty Cave, which it illuminates with a reddish light at sunset. Another tour you should embark on is to the Canyon of Anxiety, which is an imposing volcano, located inland.
As the star of Santa Cruz de La Palma, Iglesia De El Salvador is an elegant Renaissance church that is beautiful both inside and out. Outside the monumental façade is one of the best examples of architecture in the Canary Islands, whilst inside there is an impressive honeycomb-like ceiling.
For a quieter pace, head to Fuencaliente's coastline which is freckled with small black-sand coves. There you can take in the surrounding forests, vineyards and seven volcanoes that are home to outstanding walking trails. In the town, there are a few whitewashed restaurants and an 18th century church.
The beaches of La Palma boast miles of fine sand, with areas of black and red volcanic sand. With year-round sea breezes here, the beaches are brilliant for water sports like wind and kite surfing.
Los Cancajos on La Palma's east coast has been awarded a Blue Flag, meaning it is pristine and meets standards of quality. The beach’s bay is protected by breakwaters of volcanic rock, guaranteeing tranquil waters so little ones can happily play in the calm water. With an abundance of marine life, the beach is perfect for first-time scuba dives and snorkelers. There are also are toilets, showers and sunbeds as well as umbrellas for rent. There is plenty of parking and good bus connections.
Another great beach is Tazacorte Beach, which claims to be the warmest place on La Palma. Its stretch of dark volcanic sand is bordered by a promenade with many seafood restaurants that serve the catch of the day. There’s also a small fishing harbour here.
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