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Why you should visit La Palma

Did you know that La Palma is also called “La Isla Bonita”, the beautiful island or “La Isla Verde”, the green island? Well, it’s easy to discover why you should visit La Palma! The island lives up to its names because it’s truly beautiful and super green! La Palma is very diverse. The combination of the Canarian sun and the fertile lava makes that this island wonderful and definitely worth a visit. A true paradise for nature lovers!

Stunning views

Stunning views are one of the main reasons why you should visit La Palma. Photo: Hans van Bockel

From the LP-114 from Santo Domingo to Tijarafe you sometimes have beautiful views over the Atlantic Ocean. The forests with the Canarian pine trees create a beautiful setting.

One of the reasons you should visit La Palma that the island is one of the Canarian Islands that distinguishes itself from the other islands like Tenerife and Gran Canaria because there is no mass tourism. So are you looking for a nice and relaxing sunny holiday with not too many people? Then La Palma is the perfect destination for you! Relax on one of the quiet beaches with black sand or walk around and enjoy the fantastic nature!

"La Palma" - the palm trees, another reason to visit La Palma

“La Palma” – the palm trees, another reason to visit La Palma and always enough space to relax and enjoy your holidays

Los Tilos Forest is an explosion of biodiversity and greenness that you will fall in love with on your first visit. With a 1-hour hike through the Laurisilva forest called Los Tilos, you can get a free shower under this waterfall. Looks lovely! Right?

Enjoying a shower in this waterfall? Another reason to visit La Palma

Enjoying a shower in this waterfall? Another reason to visit La Palma. Photo: aworldtotravel.com

Roque de Los Muchachos is a viewpoint that you certainly can’t skip during your visit La Palma. Go prepared because Roque de Los Muchachos is situated on a height of 2.426 meters. Bringing a good pair of shoes is not superfluous. Driving by car you can go a long way and we recommend to stop at a nice restaurant for a drink along the way. The view at the top is really breathtaking. Do we need to say more?

Here, you'll be above the clouds!

Here, you’ll be above the clouds! Photo: Meike G

If you really want to enjoy a calm holiday it’s best to stay in the North of the island, where it is much less crowded. If you would like to enjoy the beach and the Canarian sun, we suggest staying more in the South of the island.

The island offers a lot of nature, including the Atlantic Ocean where dolphins are the regular guests, as well as whales in the winter. Tazacorte is a very nice and colorful village with some good seafood restaurants, as well as a big beach where you can relax. From the harbor of Tazacorte we offer some nice boat tours to see dolphins and in winter you can encounter whales as well! What do you think of sailing on a Bussard to get really close to the dolphins and enjoy the impressive cliffs of La Palma in a comfortable atmosphere?

Our boat is very charming and confortable

Our boat is very charming and comfortable

If you would like to discover the mysterious world of the whales in La Palma then this whale watching in La Palma is perfect for you. Submerge yourself in the marvellous world of cetaceans with our excursions departing from Port of Tazacorte in La Palma. We will make sure that on board you will learn everything about these precious creatures. On our rigid inflatable boat, you’ll be in close proximity to them in the most natural environment possible.

Our boat is perfect for these expeditions

Our boat is perfect for these expeditions

In a nutshell, La Palma is the best holiday destination for people who really want to relax, love nature and good food with a glass of wine at sunset…

The best things to do in La Palma

The best things to do in La Palma

La Palma, aka La Isla Bonita, the hidden gem of the Canary Islands! If you’re looking for a holiday in an authentic place surrounded by amazing landscapes, La Palma is the destination for you! We chose some of our favorite things to do in La Palma to inspire you!

Beside enjoying the beaches, there are many other things to do in La Palma

Besides enjoying the beaches, there are many other things to do in La Palma

Impressive volcanos, mystic forests, beautiful beaches and a unique night sky – all of this makes La Palma such a special place. No wonder the nickname of this little island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean is “La Isla Bonita”, spanish for the pretty island. While most people just go to visit the bigger islands of the Canaries, La Palma still offers vast landscapes and a lot to explore. We want to show you the best things to do in La Palma, to make the most of your holidays!

1. Hiking in La Palma

Hiking in La Palma is great for active travelers

Hiking in La Palma is great for active travelers

Even though it is an island, one of the best things to do in La Palma is hiking! The deep and mysterious forests of the island have a special energy to it. You will feel like a real explorer if you start wandering along the many trails around the island. The unique flora and fauna of the island promise to impress all nature-lovers and adventurers.

Outdoor lovers will love the natural beauty and wildness of the island. The different ecosystems are simply fascinating and will astonish you! That’s why hiking is one of the best things to do in La Palma, to explore the stunning landscapes and enjoy the tranquillity of this special place.

2. Admire the night sky of La Palma

The night sky of La Palma is truly unique

The night sky of La Palma is truly unique (by Miguel Claro)

Next on our list of the best things to do in La Palma is to admire the stars at night! La Palma has a special location, which allows you to admire the night sky like nowhere else around the world. That’s also why there is a big variety of astronomical viewpoints all around the island.

BBC Earth even voted the night sky of La Palma one of the 10 best night skies all around the world! So there is no doubt that watching the stars in La Palma is one of the best things to do in La Palma! It will most certainly be one of the most amazing views of the universe you ever had! And if you’re lucky, you’ll even see a shooting star or two.

3. Go on a Boat Tour in La Palma

boat tour in La Palma

Enjoy the island from the sea

One of the best things to do in La Palma, it being an island, is definitely to go on a boat tour to explore the impressive coastline of the island. The region around Tazacorte has some really fascinating cliffs, that are best admired from the sea.

On this boat tour in La Palma, you can enjoy the view while also enjoying a glass of fresh cava and some delicious tapas on board. The skipper will show you all the secret corners around the coast of Tazacorte, that can best be admired from the sea. It makes sense, to explore an island on a boat tour, right? That’s why a boat tour is one of the best things to do in La Palma!

4. Whale watching in La Palma

Sometimes, the whales are really near shore

Sometimes, the whales are really near shore

Finally, the highlight of the best things to do in La Palma is to go whale watching! Whales are amazing creatures, so gentle and almost magical! Luckily, they also really like the island of La Palma and can be found all year round in the waters of the La Isla Bonita!

On the whale watching tour in La Palma, you will not only get to see these beautiful mammals but will also learn a lot about them from a marine biologist! If you want more, you can even go whale and dolphin watching in La Palma and see two of the most special animals on earth in one tour! Seeing those wild animals in their natural habitat is definitely one of the best things to do in La Palma!

We hope we could help you planning your holidays in La Palma or made you want to go there even more after reading about the best things to do in La Palma! This special island is sure to amaze you, we promise!