Cheap Holidays to La Palma

La Palma is one of the Canaries best kept secrets with pine covered mountains, dramatic ravines and beautiful forests, it really is very picturesque. There are plenty of nice beaches in the resort but rather than pretty golden sands they offer black volcanic sand but still great for relaxing.

La Palma is ideal if it's a quiet, relaxing holiday you are looking for with a little walking and hiking thrown in.

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Map of La Palma

Map of where La Palma is located in the world
Map view of La Palma in Canary Islands
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How Hot?

The island of La Palma sees a pleasant temperature throughout the year; warm in the winter and not too hot in the summer. The north of the island has a wetter climate, while the south coastal areas are generally hot and dry.

La Palma's climate is ideal for those seeking an activity or walking holiday, where the milder temperatures will be appreciated.

Out and About

Known as the pretty island, La Palma is one of the most spectacular islands in the world and is worlds apart from its larger neighbours in terms of character and atmosphere. The natural beauty and landscape of the island can be explored in a number of ways, from horseback riding to mountain biking and trekking to hiking, all of which are very popular activities in La Palma.

A trip to Santa Cruz, the capital is a great day out. Visit the Museo de Historia which is situated in an ancient monastery and holds many local art treasures. Or if you fancy something outdoors why not just wander round the cobbled, tree lined streets and check out the small craft shops and little cafes.

Another great day out and possibly one of the most enjoyable is a trip on a glass bottom boat to do a spot of whale or dolphin watching. The boats leave from the port of Tazacorte and skirt the coastline before venturing into deeper waters for a close encounter with playful dolphins or a majestic whale. This is a very popular trip, especially with the children so make sure you have your camera with you.

For those who enjoy the great outdoors, a trip to the National Park at Caldera de Taburiente is a must. The park is home to the largest volcanic crater in the world which measures over 5 miles in diameter, with striking volcanic rock formations and a ring of surrounding mountain peaks which creates some beautiful, unique scenery.

La Palma offers a great variety of things to see and do for all the family.

Out for Lunch!

The cuisine in La Palma is very diverse with fish being the most commonly eaten product. Fresh sardines can be bought from the local fisherman who deliver these to the houses in the La Punta area. One of the specialities of Cocomar is fresh fish in sauce. Most of the cuisine is Mediterranean based with Canarian character added to it. Another popular product on La Palma and on all of the Canary Islands is cheese, Canarians love cheese, they even produce some fantastic varieties on the island, they take their cheeses very seriously.

You can dine in luxury restaurants or little side street cafes, whatever you fancy when you are out. There are numerous All Inclusive hotels to dine in. If its self catering you are going for then there will be no problem finding somewhere to eat.

Quick Facts

Flight Time - From London 4 hours 25 mins

Currency - Euro

Nightlife - Restaurants, Bars and Cafes - mixed

Best Time to Visit: All year round

Top Hotels In La Palma

Here's a list of our top accommodations in La Palma, ranked by our customer ratings and reviews.

Playa De Los Cancajos
This impressive complex is designed in typical hacienda style with great ocean views of the Atlantic in an outstanding location in Playa De Los Cancajos, this is the ideal base for those who want an a...

4.3 / 5 from 3 reviews

Playa De Los Cancajos
The Aparthotel Las Olas occupies a privileged position by the sea, on the beach of Playa de los Cancajos. Perfect for families and couples alike....

4 / 5 from 2 reviews

Playa De Los Cancajos
The Apartments Los Rosales is a pleasant complex, situated close to all the amenities that this resort has to offer, suitable for all types of holiday maker....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Brena Baja
Mayoysa Apartments is a small apartment complex comprising of just 4 apartments. The complex was refurbished in 2004 and is an ideal location for those wanting a quiet relaxing holiday....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Los Llanos
The Hacienda De Abajo By Vikhotels is an adult only hotel set in the historic Tazacorte. The hotel features an outdoor pool surrounded by tropical gardens and a spa centre which offers an array of hea...

Puerto Naos
The Sol La Palma is a large complex formed by a hotel and three apartment buildings along the shoreline, overlooking the beach of Puerto Naos and located in the middle of an exotic banana plantation. ...

Brena Baja
Parador De La Plama Hotel was built in 1999. It offers comfortable accommodation in a quiet location. The complex is ideal for families and couples looking for a quiet relaxing holiday....

Playa De Los Cancajos
The Hacienda San Jorge, a perfect hotel for guests to enjoy and relax. The complex is situated in Playa de los cancajos, this pretty island offers a peaceful place for visitors, far from crowds and bi...

Playa De Los Cancajos
This modern complex offers comfortable and well-equipped apartments that are ideally situated a short walk away from the beach....

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