Rocky mountain peaks of La Palma

La Palma’s charm lies in its pristine scenery and tranquility. But there’s so much more to La Isla Bonita than a pretty landscape. From the surrounding sea to the peaks, there are plenty of things to do for everyone.

Things to Do in La Palma

The abundance of beaches scattered around the island allows for exciting water activities. At the northern and central part of the island, the National Parks offers walking paths that lead to awe-inspiring views. A multitude of old towns, museums, and secular establishments offer a glimpse into the island’s past. When the night falls, look up and wish upon a million stars that shine the brightest on this island than the rest of Europe.

Nature Trips

Beautiful, natural landscape is one of La Palma’s greatest possessions. Its extraordinary natural beauty is full of surprises at every corner.

Los Tilos Waterfall La Palma
Los Tilos Waterfall La Palma – ©tonobalaguer

Up north, the island is painted green with its verdant Canarian pine tree forests. The network of pathways at Caldera Taburiente National Park is excellent and perfect for an invigorating hike. Within the park is the magical Cascades of Colours, a semi-natural waterfall along the trail through the Las Angustias ravine.

Down south, the Cumbre Vieja National Park offers a volcanic route that provides ravishing views of La Palma, Tenerife, and La Gomera. The contrast of pine trees against the dark volcanic earth creates a dramatic landscape that’s unique on the island.


When the sun has set, the skies of La Palma shine brighter with the gazillions of stars bestowing their glory upon its onlookers. Get close to these stars at Roque de Los Muchachos, La Palma’s highest peak. Those who fancy a white-knuckle ride with several hairpins turns, driving to the viewpoint is another option.

La Palma Night Sky
Incredible Night Sky in La Palma – ©pitr134

For an even closer experience, head to Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory. After securing a permit, check out the observatory’s enormous telescopes and have a chance to see the wonders of the skies, day or night.

Beach Hopping

La Palma is home to some of the most unspoiled and remote beaches in the Canary Islands. With its year-round sunny climate and excellent location, the island is a beach lovers haven.

Lava Coast of La Palma
Unique Lava Beaches Surround La Palma – ©underworld

Head to Playa de Puerto Naos, the biggest public beach on the island. Complete with amenities and beachfront hotels, this blue flag beach has everything a beach-goer could ask for. Those who have a penchant for isolation and serenity must visit Playa Nogales and Playa del Faro. Take in the lush green landscape, bath next to sea cliffs and admire the solitude and nature’s beauty from the shore.

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

La Palma’s seabed seems barren and dull, but it’s what makes it even more attractive. The seabed around the island is characterized as volcanic, abrupt and of great depth.

Dolphins in La Palma
Go Underwater with the Dolphins – ©mletsch

Some of the most interesting spots are situated in the south. Dive and see the 40 underwater crosses at Las Cruces de Malpique. This site is a tribute to the Tazacorte martyrs of the 16th century. For experienced divers, the Torre of Malpique presents a challenging yet fascinating dive at a depth of 40 meters. Both are part of the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve and are a favorite among scuba divers as well as underwater photographers.

Cultural and Historical Tour

The unique culture of La Palma dates back to its archaeological beginnings, celebrations, crafts, and architecture. At Santa Cruz de La Palma alone, history and culture buffs will have tons of fun at the Naval Museum and the Insular Museum. The capital’s Old Town, a colorful colonial area with distinctive Canarian feel, is also worth visiting.

Santa Cruz de La Palma
Overlooking Santa Cruz de La Palma – ©rh2010

Learn more about the influence of different cultures in the island architecture through the age-old churches Santuario de la Virgen de Las Nieves and Iglesia de Salvador. At Villa de Mazo, visitors not only learn more about crafts but can also take home souvenirs.

    Canary Islands Ebook!

    Download our free
    Canary Islands Ebook!
    Full with travel tips!

    Things to Do in La Palma

    Barco de la Virgen: Naval Museum

    Warning: mb_stripos(): Offset not contained in string in /home/domains/vol4/539/1289539/user/htdocs/wp-content/plugins/ezoic-integration/includes/include-functions.php on line 117
    In the discovery of the Americas, Christopher Columbus’ flagship was the “Santa Maria.” It was the biggest of the small fleet of three. And, for …

    Los Tilos Laurel Forest

    Warning: mb_stripos(): Offset not contained in string in /home/domains/vol4/539/1289539/user/htdocs/wp-content/plugins/ezoic-integration/includes/include-functions.php on line 117
    Often referred to as “Isla Bonita” or beautiful island, La Palma is also the greenest in the Canaries for its overflowing natural wealth. Thus, it …


    Warning: mb_stripos(): Offset not contained in string in /home/domains/vol4/539/1289539/user/htdocs/wp-content/plugins/ezoic-integration/includes/include-functions.php on line 117
    The majestic volcanic island of La Palma is home to many natural wonders and tourist spots. Now, it can also add “wildlife sanctuary” to its …

    Playa del Faro

    Warning: mb_stripos(): Offset not contained in string in /home/domains/vol4/539/1289539/user/htdocs/wp-content/plugins/ezoic-integration/includes/include-functions.php on line 117
    Playa del Faro is the perfect brew of sun, sea and natural beauty. Clinging on the southernmost municipality of La Palma, the beach comes with …

    Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory

    Warning: mb_stripos(): Offset not contained in string in /home/domains/vol4/539/1289539/user/htdocs/wp-content/plugins/ezoic-integration/includes/include-functions.php on line 117
    Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory is one of the largest and most well-equipped astrophysics laboratories in the world. Nestled at the highest point of La …

    Caldera de Taburiente National Park

    Warning: mb_stripos(): Offset not contained in string in /home/domains/vol4/539/1289539/user/htdocs/wp-content/plugins/ezoic-integration/includes/include-functions.php on line 117
    The Caldera de Taburiente is one of the three national parks found in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. A visit to La Palma …

      Canary Islands Ebook!

      Download our free
      Canary Islands Ebook!
      Full with travel tips!

      Guest on our blog is a travel destination guide website covering comprehensive information of Europe’s top destination

      About Us

      As a tribute to one of the most beautiful places on earth, we started this website with the goal of providing an in-depth coverage of the Canary Islands.

      Contact Us

      For all kinds of inquiries, except working for us, please send an email to: [email protected]