|La Palma is one of the least known Canary Islands. It is steep sided, has mountains, the largest erosion crater in the world and very little tourism. There are none of the massive hotel-complexes which have spoiled Gran Canaria and Tenerife.|
La Palma is ideal for tourists seeking peace and quiet, beautiful scenery and natural beauty of the island.
|Only Los Cancajos has something resembling mass-tourism. Puerto Naos has a hotel and some apartment accommodation.|
Rural tourism (turismo rural) is popular and many people spend their holidays in one of the private self-catering country cottages (casitas) scattered around the island, away from the crowds and close to nature.
You can book these holiday homes and a hire car via this website.
|West side - The Valley|
|The area with the most sun and facilities, but also the most densely populated.|
Close to the beach, shops and restaurants.
La Palma west >>
|In the north-west of the island, the casitas are in and around the small village of Puntagorda and surrounded by nature. The daytime temperatures are good throughout the year, in the winter months the nights can be cool. Many marked walking paths.|
|Easy access to Santa Cruz and the airport and the many villages and walks on this side of the island. Almost always pleasant temperatures, but with more chance of cloud.|
La Palma East side >>
|Tijarafe is an area on the sunny west side of La Palma containing several hamlets and the village of Tijarafe. The sloping hillside from the mountains down to the cliffs ensures sea views. A good area for walkers.|
|In the middle of the pine forests, almond and avocado plantations and orange groves. Ideal for walkers and people looking for real peace and quiet.|
The North of La Palma >>
|UK - La Palma flights|
|Information about how to get to La Palma|