Ever wondered what it’s like living in a beautiful mansion at the heart of a lush forest? To have morning walks in the gardens with a cup of coffee in hand? And, to look out on the horizon past the dazzling sea and vast greenery to watch the sunset from the balcony? Those are like scenes straight out of a fairy tale or a movie. Hotel La Palma Romantica in Barlovento, though, is very real and has lots more to showcase.
This value-for-money hotel is a haven for hikers, leisure walkers, and nature lovers. Waiting right outside the doorstep are gardens, trails, and unspoiled natural surroundings. There are nearby tourist attractions they can visit as well.
Staying in is also as enjoyable. Guests can experience classic elegance without the inconveniences of times gone by. The exterior volcanic stone walls of the colonial style property give it a sturdy look. At the same time, its wooden balconies, ceilings, and halls give it a gentle yet sophisticated vibe. Equipped with modern amenities, tourists’ comfort and convenience are also guaranteed.
Just as the rest of the hotel, its 40 rooms have a vintage feel too. Some love it, but, admittedly, there are those who think the furnishings need an update. Regardless, they get extra points for being spotlessly clean, spacious and comfortable.
What’s more, all rooms have a balcony or terrace with either ocean or mountain views. They also include other amenities such as telephone, flat-screen satellite TV, mini-bar, safe, bathroom with bath, shower, and hairdryer. The hotel offers Double rooms, Single rooms, Junior Suites, and Family Suites. There are three Bungalow suites with private Jacuzzi and fireplace as well.
Hotel La Palma Romantica has entertaining and well-maintained facilities. Go break a sweat in their tennis court or through table tennis. Guests can also work on their strokes in the outdoor swimming pool or shop in the boutique. For good ol’ R&R, the sub-tropical gardens and the sun terrace would do great.
Unlike most of the cheap hotels around the world, this hotel has its very own astronomy observatory that can be used when their professional astronomer is available. Private functions are also welcome. They would be perfect in the Bodega Bar, conference and meeting rooms. Please note that WiFi is free of charge, but is only available in the lounge bar and reception area.
When in need of some pampering and massage, the spa center is ready to serve. Guests can also use the Jacuzzi, gym, indoor pool heated to 26 degrees, sauna, solarium, and steam room to relax.
Restaurant and Bar
Breakfast, especially to those who are off to hike, is the most important meal of the day. Thus, Hotel La Palma Romantica serves an ideal morning meal for its guests. They offer a good selection of cereals, cheeses, fruits, meats, and beverages.
Their a la carte menu has a wide range of international and Canarian dishes. Amongst the traditional plates they serve, the papas arrugadas con mojo and their seafood specialties are most popular. Food isn’t the only thing that satisfies in this restaurant though. They also have a terrace where diners can enjoy their meals and the breathtaking sea vistas.
For some drinks and to mingle with other tourists, guests need not go far. The lounge bar has a friendly ambiance that makes it a lovely place to bond with their folks or meet new faces. Aside from experienced bartenders, live music fills up the night on some weekends too.
The hotel wants to give excellent customer experience as soon as guests land on the La Palma. In addition to top-notch accommodations, they also offer services such as private airport taxi transfer, private taxi transfer for walkers, ferry and flight reservations, and even picnic packages.
Hiking and walking are the best way to see the magnificence of La Palma. As such, tourists can book guided walks so they can maximize their stay. Go and hike from Barlovento to Los Tilos (or the other way around) or Gallegos, and Don Pedro to Santo Domingo. A walk within the majestic Marcos y Corderos and Cubo de Galga are also fantastic. For a simple 10-minute leisure walk from the hotel, do visit the Barlovento Village Center. Get to know the municipality and try their shops, bars, and restaurants.
Going on foot is not for everyone, and not going around is undoubtedly not an option. So why not hop in the car and start the engine? While at it, go a bit farther because, again, why not, right? Within a 5-minute drive are the La Laguna Park and La Tosca Viewpoint. Other popular tourist spots only 15 minutes away by car are Gallegos Village, Puerto Espinola, Los Tilos Nature Reserve, and Cubo de Galga.
Immerse in Nature with Comfort
The people of La Palma live in harmony with and in nature so effortlessly. It is proof that one doesn’t always need to go the hard way to witness and feel the great outdoors. As a tourist, one of the best ways to do it is by staying at the Hotel La Palma Romantica.
In this classic beauty of volcanic stones and wood, they can live in comfort right at the heart of the forest. The sea and the mountains can be appreciated with a few small steps to the balcony. Adventures in mother Earth’s captivating landscapes start once they open the main door. In Hotel La Palma Romantica, guests don’t need to try hard, they only need to be there.